The American Music Association Awards air live on Sunday Nov. 20 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. This 44th annual edition of these popular awards will be hosted by model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah. Among those set to perform are Green Day, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.
The American Music Awards will be able to cable and satellite subscribers on both ABC.com and through the ABC app. And the AMA All Access Show, which is set to take viewers both backstage and onto the red carpet starts at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on ABC’s Facebook page.
Rapper Drake leads with 13 nominations, (one better than Michael Jackson’s record set in 1984). However, Drake didn’t make the cut for the Artist of the Year final five after being among the top 10. Rhianna follows with seven bids, while Adele and Justin Bieber reaped five apiece. Beyonce and The Chainsmokers are at four each, while Bryson Tiller, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd have three apiece.
And Drake is predicted to win a leading five awards according to our official racetrack odds, which are determined by the predictions of Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s AMA winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ AMA results, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
Weigh in now with your AMA predictions. You can keep changing your predictions right up until just before winners are announced on November 20 at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET. Be sure to read our contest rules. And join in the fierce debate over this fall’s music awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.