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The 2020 American Music Awards are ready to put on quite the show and they have the A-list performers to back it up!

ABC announced on November 10 that Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Baby will be performing at the upcoming ceremony on Sunday, November 22. This group joins BTS and Dua Lipa, who will also be performing at the big show.

World Premiere Performances

Bad Bunny will be joining Jhay Cortez for a Latin performance and Lil Baby will be performing “Emotionally Scarred” for the very first time. 

Megan Thee Stallion will be making her AMA’s debut with “an exhilarating performance of an unrevealed track” and it looks like Mendes will also be performing a new song.

The Candian singer, who released his single “Wonder” back in October, has yet to release another song off his upcoming album but there’s certainly time before the ceremony.

Taraji P. Henson Will Be Hosting

Though the awards ceremony will not include a live studio audience due to COVID-19, the show is planning to focus on the stellar performances. 

Taraji P. Henson was announced as the show’s host earlier this month and the actress took to social media to share the exciting news.

“I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting the 2020 @AMAs! It’s going to be an electrifying night of music, so be sure to tune-in Sunday, November 22 at 8/7c on ABC! #amastnt WE GON HAVE SOME FUN!!!” she wrote. 

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch Lead With 8 Nominations

It’s looking like it’ll be a big night for The Weeknd and Roddy Rich, who each have eight nominations.

Megan is coming in with five herself, while Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Bad Buddy, and DaBabby all have four.

Here are some of the other major nominees below:

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

Lewis Capaldi
Doja Cat
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

Collaboration of the Year

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

Favorite Social Artist

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

Favorite Music Video

Doja Cat, “Say So”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift, “cardigan”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock

Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock

Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock

Harry Styles, Fine Line
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

Favorite Song — Pop/Rock

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Favorite Male Artist — Country

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Artist — Country

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Favorite Duo or Group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album — Country

Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Blake Shelton Fully Loaded: God’s Country
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

Favorite Song — Country

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris, “The Bones”
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

Favorite Male Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop

Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch