American Music Awards 2020: What time, what channel, how to watch the AMAs

The 2020 American Music Awards are set for Sunday with performances from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, The Weeknd and others highlighting the show.

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Fans will also get to see Jennifer Lopez and Maluma in the world premiere performance of “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.”

The night could see a record for AMA wins, as Taylor Swift is up for her 30th AMA award. She holds the record of most awards for any artist since the AMA show began in 1974.

Roddy Ricch and The Weeknd were each nominated for eight awards.

This year’s show will feature new categories including new rap and hip-hop awards and Latin music awards.

Here is what you need to know about this year’s ceremony.

What time: The show is set for 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. It is being broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

What channel: ABC will be broadcasting the show. Viewers can watch ABC on television, or online at, where you will need a TV provider login. Or, you can watch on live TV streaming services such as Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.

Who is hosting: Taraji P. Henson will host the show.

Who is performing: Here are some of the artists set to perform on the show: Bebe Rexha, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Kenny G, The Weeknd, Bell Biv DeVoe and Nelly.

Also set to perform are Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez and Shawn Mendes.

Who is nominated: Nominated this year are:

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 featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

Favorite social artist


Billie Eilish


Ariana Grande

NCT 127

Favorite music video

Doja Cat, “Say So”

Future featuring 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 — country

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

Favorite female artist — rap/hip-hop

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite album — rap/hip-hop

Lil Baby, My Turn

Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake

Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

Favorite song — rap/hip-hop

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

Favorite female artist — soul/ R&B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat

Summer Walker

Favorite album — soul/ R&B

Doja Cat, Hot Pink

Summer Walker, Over It

The Weeknd, After Hours

Favorite song — soul/ R&B

Chris Brown featuring Drake, “No Guidance”

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

The Weeknd, “Heartless

Favorite male artist — Latin

Bad Bunny

J Balvin


Favorite female artist — Latin

Becky G



Favorite album — Latin

Anuel AA, Emmanuel

Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir



Bad Bunny, “Vete”

Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”

Favorite artist — alternative rock

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

twenty one pilots

Favorite artist — adult contemporary

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational

Lauren Daigle


Kanye West

Favorite artist — electronic dance music (EDM)


Lady Gaga


Favorite soundtrack

Birds of Prey: The Album

Frozen II

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