dick clark productions and ABC announced today that multiplatinum, award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara will host the 2019 American Music Awards. Known for her incredible high-energy performances, including 2018’s show-stopping collaboration with Missy Elliott and timeless R&B/pop hits, she will once again take the American Music Award’s stage, this time as host, for an evening of incredible music and unforgettable live moments. Chart-topping singer/songwriter Kesha, joined by Big Freedia, will also make her return to the American Music Awards stage for her first performance since 2013. The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC.
Kesha and Big Freedia join previously-announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain, as well as Taylor Swift, the 2019 American Music Awards Artist of the Decade award recipient.
The American Music Awards is where the world’s biggest artists and pop-culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. As the decade comes to a close, this year’s show celebrates the past 10 years with some of the best moments in music and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.
Ciara is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, model and actress. Over her 15-year career, her music catalogue has surpassed over 2 billion streams, selling over 23 million records and 22 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” “Body Party” and “I Bet.” Most recently, Ciara released her seventh studio album, Beauty Marks, which spawned platinum-selling hit “Level Up,” and is the first release from her newly formed label, Beauty Marks Entertainment (BME). In an effort to reclaim creative control over her artistry, Ciara formally launched BME as a boundless platform for her music, media, film, fashion, philanthropy, technology and entrepreneurial pursuits. Since launching BME, Ciara has formed Why Not You Productions and West2East Management alongside husband Russell Wilson. Ciara is a mother of two as well as a philanthropist who sits on the board of her and her husband’s Why Not You Foundation, and is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.
AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 28, 2018, through Sept. 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.
Voting is now open for all categories. Fans can access the official voting ballot for the American Music Awards directly by visiting goo.gle/AMAsVote or by going to Google.com and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.” Fans can submit up to 30 votes per category per day per Google account while voting is open. Voting will close on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11:59:59 p.m. PST.
The 2019 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Larry Klein is the producer.