American Music Awards: The Weeknd Performs "Starboy"

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The Weeknd

The eight-time AMA nominee is up for three awards, including artist of the year.

The Weeknd took the American Music Awards stage for the third time Sunday night.

He previously performed his hit single "The Hills" in 2015 and “Love Me Harder” with Ariana Grande in 2014 at the AMAs. This time, he had the crowd cheering with his hit single "Starboy." Performing from inside what looked like a tunnel of glass and mirrors, The Weeknd hit the high notes and had the crowd dancing to the rhythm.

This year, The Weeknd is up for three AMAs, including artist of the year. He is also an eight-time AMA nominee and took home two titles in 2015 as favorite soul/R&B artist and favorite soul/R&B album for Beauty Behind the Madness.

Other artists scheduled to perform at the show include Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Carlos Vives, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, DJ Khaled, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and the American Music Award of Merit honoree and performer Sting.

The nominations for the fan-voted awards show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, were revealed last month. Drake leads with a record 13 noms, while Rihanna has seven and Adele and Justin Bieber each have five. Beyonce and The Chainsmokers follow closely behind with four and Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weeknd each have three. Keep up with the latest winners here.

The 2016 American Music Awards show, airing on ABC, is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan, with Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as producers.

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