2016 American Music Awards: Time, Live Stream, Performers, Red Carpet and More

The 2016 American Music Awards (AMA’s) take place this Sunday, November 20, and it promises to be a star-studded event, with celebrities from music, TV, movies and more on hand.

Hosted by super-model Gigi Hadid and  Saturday Night Live member Jay Pharoah, the awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

For those who plan to watch, here is everything you need to know, from time and streaming, to a list of nominees:

Time & Channel: The awards will air live on ABC TV at 8 P.M. EST/ 5 P.m. PST.

Free Live Streaming: Free live streaming is available through your PC from abc.go.com and on your tablets and devices via the Watch ABC app for Android of iOS.

Although streaming is free, you will need to sign in using a participating cable provider.

Red Carpet: Red carpet coverage will be available from both E! and the AMA’s official website. Here are the details:

Coca Cola Red Carpet Live will stream starting at 6 P.M. EST/ 3 P.M. PST on the AMA website. Featuring interviews and performances from Spencer Ludwig and Emile Sande, it will be hosted by: Rocsi Diaz, Roshon Fegan, AJ Gibson, Kira Kazantsev, George Kotsiopoulos, Bailee Madison, Jeannie Mai and Laura Maran.

E! Live From the Rec Carpet will air starting at 6 P.M. EST/ 3 P/M/ PST on the E channel, stream on e online and be available on the E! app for Android and iOS.


Among those scheduled to perform are , Justin Bieber, The Weekend, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, and Twenty One Pilots.

Sting, who is receiving an American Music Award of Merit, will also perform.

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed By T-Mobile

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik

Collaboration of the Year

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $Ign, “Work From Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

 Video of the Year

Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Selena Gomez

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

 Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views

Favorite SongPop/Rock

Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Fetty Wap

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Views
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Janet Jackson

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Beyonce, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock

Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist Latin

J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist Electronic Dance Music (Edm)

The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack

Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album Country

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Favorite Song Country

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

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Consumer Expert Tracy Ortiz

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