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Bruno Mars to open 2016 American Music Awards

ABC will host the “American Music Awards” this year, and the popular singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars is set to open the event.

This year the “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the event will take place on November 20th on ABC. This will be Bruno Mars’ first performance on the American Music Awards stage. Back in 2011 mars won an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and he has been nominated seven times throughout his career.

Mars recently released his brand new single “24K Magic,” which debuted this week at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Mars’ highest debut to date and his 13th Hot 100 Top 10. Mars is set to release his highly anticipated third album on November 18th.

Bruno Mars is a 20-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. The critically acclaimed musician has sold over 170 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Mars most recently dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 Grammy Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award. The companion video for the hit single was also nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards in 2015, winning the award for Best Male Video.

This past February, Bruno Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Bruno Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner.

The nominations for the “2016 American Music Awards” were announced earlier this month, revealing that Drake leads with 13 nominations, while Rihanna received seven and Adele and Justin Bieber received five nominations each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14, at 8:59:59 a.m. PST.

The “2016 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

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