Lady Gaga hit the American Music Awards stage Sunday night to perform barefoot on a set complete with an ethereal starry night background and a grassy stage.
This year, she performed "Million Reasons" from her latest hit album, Joanne. Upon the release of the album in October, the song "Perfect Illusion" was ranked No. 1 on iTunes in 60 countries. Gaga released songs from the album on her recent Dive Bar mini-tour and recently announced her North American and European ARTPOP tour dates. She is also set to own the stage at the 2017 Super bowl Halftime Show.
Mother Monster returned to the AMAs stage for a third time after performing a medley of "Bad Romance" and "Speechless" in 2009 and collaborating with R. Kelly for "Do What U Want" in 2013. She also took home the award for favorite female pop/rock artist in 2010.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Fifth Harmony, 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 earlier this 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 is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan, with Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as producers.