Published November 19, 2017
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Some of the biggest names in music are expected to attend the 45th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday night.
Read on for more information about the award show, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.
The show will air on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The AMAs website describes the event as "the world's largest fan-voted awards show."
"American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring," a release says.
Bruno Mars. The "That's What I Like" singer is up for eight awards: Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B, Favorite Album - Soul/R&B, Favorite Song - Soul/R&B and Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary.
Legendary R&B and soul singer and actress Diana Ross -- who is the mother of this year's AMAs host, actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
The distinction "is only given to artists who have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry," the AMAs said in a press release announcing the award.
A number of big names -- including Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, P!nk and Diana Ross -- are set to perform.
Aside from performing separately, P!nk and Clarkson will open the show, E! News reports.
Some of presenters announced include singer Ciara, "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "This is Us" actors Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, "Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson, supermodel Heidi Klum and "Stranger Things" actors Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink.
The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran are all up for the award.
James Arthur, Niall Horan, Post Malone, Julia Michaels and Rae Sremmurd have been nominated.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ("Despacito"), Bruno Mars ("That's What I Like") and Ed Sheeran ("Shape of You").
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey ("Closer"), Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber ("Despacito"), DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne ("I'm the One"), Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar ("Don't Wanna Know") and The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk ("Starboy").