Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s AMAs
The holidays are fast approaching, but if you’re not quiteeeee ready for Christmas movies on Netflix or the Hallmark channel and need a li’l break from meticulously working on your DIY gifts, ABC has you covered. What better way to kick back and relax than by enjoying tonight’s 44th annual American Music Awards (8pm/7c) ― the last awards show of the season! ― with a piping hot mug of boozy hot chocolate?
Taking over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the ceremony is promising to be a HUGE star-studded affair, with supermodel Gigi Hadid (whose BF Zayn is nominated for New Artist of the Year) and SNL‘s Jay Pharoah taking over hosting duties. The duo may not seem like an obvious pairing at first, but as Jay recently told E!, “the vibe [Gigi] gives off, I think it’s going to be really fun.” He also dropped this teaser: “We ain’t holdin’ back, so buckle up and get ready!” Oh boy…
On the performance side of things, Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj will undoubtedly deliver another mega steamy performance, while Bruno Mars is set to get everyone dancing with some 24K Magic and Lady Gaga (who was recently spotted protesting outside Trump Tower) will likely shock with a subdued performance from Joanne (fingers x’d for “Million Reasons!”). Justin Bieber (who hopefully won’t repeat his latest on-stage meltdown), Niall Horan (AKA Zayn’s former 1D bandmate ― drams!), John Legend, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony and, believe it or not, more are also set to take to the stage.
And that’s not all! The presenters list is also seriously impressive, featuring everyone from Taraji P. Henson to Nina Dobrev, Ciara, Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Zoe Saldana, Julianne Hough, Bella Thorne and maaaany more! Drake leads the pack this year with a stunning 13 nominations (which tops the 11 nom record set by Michael Jackson in 1984!!!), so no doubt we’ll be seeing a LOT of him tonight.
Starting at 6pm/5c, you’ll be able to watch all your fave celebrities walk the red carpet on E!, and as of 8pm/7c, the ceremony will kick off over on ABC. You’ll also be able to livestream the entire awards and follow along on AMA’s Twitter and Facebook pages, so no worries if you’re not near a TV!
Who are you most excited to see perform tonight? Tweet us @BritandCo.
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