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2017 American Music Awards: Everything You Need to Know

The 2017 American Music Awards will hit Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19. Here’s everything you need to know to be ready for the magical evening.

The host: Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will emcee the event, which will also be somewhat of a family affair since her mom, Diana Ross, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The time: The ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. EST.

The place: The AMAs will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The red carpet: Red carpet arrivals will begin around 6 p.m. EST.

The broadcast: ABC will broadcast and stream the show online.

The performances: Kelly Clarkson and Pink will team up for what promises to be a memorable opening to the show, while Lady Gaga will perform “The Cure” live from her Joanne Word Tour stop in Washington, D.C.  Christina Aguilera, Alessia Cara, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes will also perform, while K-pop stars BTS will take the stage for their debut televised U.S. award show performance.

The nomineesBruno Mars leads the pack with eight nominations, but it’s who wasn’t nominated that has people talking: Not a single female artist was represented in the Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year or Video of the Year categories. Several other categories are also lacking female nominees.

Take a look at all of the nominees below.

Artist of the Year
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Video of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Drake, More Life
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo Or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Favorite Song – Country
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Migos, Culture

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyonce
Kehlani
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid, “Location”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

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