AMA Voting To Wrap Ahead Of Sunday Broadcast


Fan-voting will close for the 2016 American Music Awards this morning (Nov. 14, 10:59:59 a.m. CT). The all-genre Artist of the Year award, which Carrie Underwood is confirmed among the final nominees, will close Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10:59:59 p.m. CT.

Underwood finds herself in two additional award categories, including Favorite Female Artist – Country, alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Cam while Favorite Album – Country considers her Storyteller in addition to Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

Bryan also competes with Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton for the Favorite Male Artist-Country, while Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Zac Brown Band are pitted for Favorite Duo/Group – Country. Favorite Song-Country aligns Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” with Tim McGraw‘s “Humble And Kind” and Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man.”

Meghan Trainor nabs a nod for her collaboration with John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” in addition to Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Performers for the broadcast include James Bay, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, and Sting.

“The world’s biggest fan-voted award show,” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC with the 8th consecutive red carpet pre-show streaming online.


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