dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and WALK THE MOON will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, One Direction and Carrie Underwood. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Nick Jonas won the T-Mobile “Breakthrough Artist Award” in 2008 as part of the Jonas Brothers and is nominated for the first time as a solo artist for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Nick performed with the Jonas Brothers in 2007 and 2008 and returns to the AMA stage for his first solo appearance on the show. Demi Lovato is performing on the American Music Awards for the first time. WALK THE MOON will make their debut performance on the 2015 AMAs, and is nominated for the first time this year in the following categories: New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.
Nick Jonas — Island Records Artist, Nick Jonas introduced himself as a fully formed solo artist on his hit self-titled debut, released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album includes double-platinum smash single and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry second chart-climbing radio single, “Chains.” Jonas attributes his album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was also shooting the gritty television show ‘Kingdom’ — a mixed martial arts drama that premiered on DirecTV’s Audience Network last fall and was recently picked up for two additional seasons. Jonas recently earned two more high-profile roles, a guest starring role in Fox’s horror-comedy series, ‘Scream Queens’ and a lead in the James Franco produced film, ‘Goat’. Showing no signs of slowing down this year, the breakout solo powerhouse showcased his impressive falsetto with the release of brand new single “Levels” and in partnership with Island Records, Demi Lovato, and long-time manager, Phil McIntyre, Jonas helped launch his own artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records. Jonas recently wrapped up his sold-out North American “LIVE IN CONCERT” tour.
Demi Lovato — With a fan base that includes over 25 million Instagram followers, 31 million Twitter followers and 37 million Facebook fans, the singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist released her fifth studio album titled CONFIDENT on October 16. Her debut smash single from the album, ‘Cool for the Summer’ trended worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 35 countries upon launch. She recently debuted her new single, “Confident” on Saturday Night Live to rave reviews, and in partnership with Island Records, Nick Jonas, and long-time manager, Phil McIntyre, Lovato helped launch her own artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records.. Her previous album, DEMI, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and produced platinum singles, “Heart Attack”, “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care.” To celebrate the success of DEMI, Lovato performed on stages all over the world when she embarked on two sold-out headlining tours (‘Neon Lights Tour’ and ‘Demi World Tour’) as well as countless national TV shows including “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Ellen” and more. Next summer, Lovato will combine forces with Nick Jonas for the highly anticipated ‘Future Now: The Tour’ visiting over 40 cities in North America. In addition to her musical accomplishments, the business woman and entrepreneur released her New York Times best-seller, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year and launched her very own skin-care line, DEVONNE By Demi. As an outspoken advocate for causes close to her heart, she remains devoted to giving back and serves as a role model by sharing her personal experiences. In honor of her late father, she launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship which raises awareness for mental health and addiction issues, while providing funds to those who cannot otherwise afford treatment.
WALK THE MOON — Hailing from Ohio, chart topping alt pop rockers WALK THE MOON have dominated 2015 with their wildly popular multi-format and chart topping triple platinum smash, “Shut Up and Dance”. “Shut Up and Dance,” spent 22 weeks in the top 10 at alternative rock radio with 4 consecutive weeks at #1. The song also spent 6 weeks at #1 at both Hot AC and AC radio and peaked at #2 at Top 40 radio. WALK THE MOON spent most of 2015 on their TALKING IS HARD headlining tour in support of their album TALKING IS HARD (RCA Records) which was released in December 2014. WALK THE MOON consists of Nicholas Petricca (lead singer, songwriter and keyboard player), Eli Maiman (guitar, vocals), Kevin Ray (bass, vocals) and Sean Waugaman (drums, vocals).
To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22:
- Nick Jonas: #NickJonasAMAs
- Demi Lovato: #DemiOnAMAs
- WALK THE MOON: #WTMonAMAs
Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); and Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs).
Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.
Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations. For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-nominees/
The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”
The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd.
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. There are three key voting windows:
- October 13 (9:30am ET) – November 11 (11:59pm ET)
- Voting period for all categories, excluding New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, and initial voting period for the ten Artist of the Year nominees.
- November 12 (12:01am ET) – November 19 (11:59pm ET)
- Voting period for the final five Artist of the Year nominees.
- Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period.
- November 1 (12:01am ET) – November 22 (9:00pm ET)
- Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile.
Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:
- Via AMAvote.com – Voting available for all categories
- Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
- Posting a Tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories
For more information on how to vote, please visit http://www.theamas.com/vote/voting-faq/
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.
The “2015 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.