One Direction is set to perform “Perfect” at the 2015 American Music Awards, which will take place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22. ABC will have the U.S. telecast at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Other artists performing at the awards show include 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. Jennifer Lopez is hosting the show. “Perfect” is the second single from One Direction’s fifth album, Made in the A.M., which is due for a worldwide release on Nov. 13, 2015.
As previously reported, One Direction has been nominated for two prizes for the 2015 American Music Awards. One Direction’s nominations are for Artist of the Year and Favorite Duo or Group – Rock/Pop.
In the Artist of the Year category, One Direction is up against Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd. The 10 nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Nov. 11, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. ET, and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.
In the category of Favorite Duo or Group – Rock/Pop, the other nominees are Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon.
One Direction came in third place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010. Since then the group has become the show’s best-selling act worldwide, with numerous No. 1 hits, sold-out tours and awards.
According to an American Music Awards press release:
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except those listed below.
Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:
- Via AMAvote.com
- Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s).
- Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).
Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile will open on Nov. 1, 2015, at 12:01am ET. More information on voting for these categories will be provided in the coming weeks.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the seventh consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Nov. 22 at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.