The girl group made their AMAs debut as performers and nominees. Decked in all white, the fivesome worked the earthquake-themed stage with their song “That’s My Girl.” The group was backed up by red and white strobe lights along with fire shooting up from the back of the stage.
Their hit “Work from Home” with Ty Dolla $ign landed them the nomination for collaboration of the year, up against “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, “One Dance” by Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend.
Other artists scheduled to perform are Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, 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.