One of the biggest nights in the musical industry is here and the stage is set for the 2016 American Music Awards that will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday (20 November). As top guns of the industry prepare for their big win, here's a look at the nominees, performances and where to watch live links.
Where to watch American Music Awards 2016 live:
The star-studded ceremony closing this year's pop awards, bets big on popular artists including Justin Bieber, Drake and Rihanna for dominating the music charts in 2016.
To find out if your favourite stars made it to the winner's list, watch the 2016 AMAs via live stream on ABC. Additionally you can stay tuned on the official website of the American Music Awards for every detail before and after the ceremony, which begins at 8pm EST.
Who will be performing at the 44th American Music Awards
Supermodel Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah will take to the stage as hosts. An equally exciting performers' line-up awaits Sunday's event including names such as Lady Gaga, John Legend, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars, Sting, Maroon 5, The Chainsmokers With Halsey, Fifth Harmony, and more.
Celebrities and A-listers scheduled to be present during the 2016 AMAs include Taraji P. Henson, Nina Dobrev, Ciara, Hailee Steinfeld, Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss, Mark Cuban, Chrissy Teigen, and Bella Thorne among others.
Who are nominated at the 2016 AMAs
Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez lead the nominations for this year's awards with the Canadian rapper topping Michael Jackson's 1984 record of 11 nominations by scoring 13 himself. Among other top nominees who will compete in a neck-and-neck competition across categories are Beyonce, The Chainsmokers, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, and Twenty One Pilots.
If you want to get a better headway of the possible winners at this year's AMAs, then click here for IBTimes UK's predictions. You can also check out the full list of nominees for different categories on the AMAs website.