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2016 American Music Awards: Who are this year’s performers?

With the 2016 American Music Awards being only days away, fans are gearing up to watch some show-stopping performances from an admirable star-studded lineup.

The annual ceremony, hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, has announced a wide range of artists and genres to perform. Rock legend, Sting will be making his AMA debut, in addition to accepting this year’s Award of Merit. This honor is given to musicians who have made outstanding contributions to the music industry. It was last presented to Annie Lennox back in 2008.

Other big names set to take the stage include Green Day, James Bay, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Twenty One Pilots, Fifth Harmony, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan who will perform his debut single, “This Town.”

The Chainsmokers and Halsey are also performing their chart-topping duet, “Closer.” The single topped the Billboard charts for 12 consecutive weeks. Ariana Grande, a contender for “Artist of the Year” will be sharing the stage with Nicki Minaj to perform their hit, “Side to Side.” Justin Bieber will also be performing from his Purpose tour in Zurich, Switzerland. This will mark the “Love Yourself” singer’s sixth time performing at the show.

A few artists took to Twitter to show their excitement for the fun-filled evening.

https://twitter.com/TheChainsmokers/status/798961217133953024

Drake leads this year’s AMAs with a total of 13 nominations. Rihanna trails her ex-beau with 7, while Adele and Bieber have five a piece. Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap each have three nominations for the fan-voted award show.

The American Music Awards will air live this Sunday, November 20 on ABC at 8/7c. Follow us on at Twitter at @CelebMix while we live tweet the event!

Check out the full list of this year’s nominees below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Carrie Underwood

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Shawn Mendes

ZAYN

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”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé

Madonna

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber, “Sorry”

Desiigner, “Panda”

Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

Drake

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Adele

Selena Gomez

Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK

Adele, “Hello”

Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”

Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Cam

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

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”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

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

Beyoncé

Janet Jackson

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé, 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

Coldplay

Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

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

Written by Cayla Masters

Music, pop culture and cheesesteak lover. Follow me on Twitter, @caylamasters