NEW YORK — Get prepared to hear to the sleek sounds of Kenny G and … the Weeknd.

The saxophonist will join the pop star for a dwell rendition of his hit music “In Your Eyes” on Sunday at the 2020 American Music Awards. The Weeknd — who scored eight nominations and ties rapper Roddy Ricch for many nominations — will even carry out “Save Your Tears.”

The show, airing dwell from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will even embody performances by Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Bebe Rexha with Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Nelly and Bell Biv DeVoe.

Some of the performances have been pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Weeknd and Ricch will compete for the show’s high honor, artist of the 12 months, together with Bieber, Taylor Swift and Post Malone.

Megan Thee Stallion, who launched her extremely anticipated debut album Friday, scored 5 nominations together with a bid for brand new artist of the 12 months. Six artists earned 4 nominations every, together with Bieber, Swift, Lady Gaga, Bad Bunny, DaBaby and Doja Cat.

Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson will host the fan-voted show, airing on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Nominees are primarily based on streaming, album and digital gross sales, radio airplay and social exercise, and replicate the time interval of Sept. 27, 2019, by Sept. 24, 2020.


Source: www.chicagotribune.com

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