Here's everything to know about one of music's biggest nights:

Where to watch

The awards kick off on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Ciara will host the show this year.


Viewers will see a wide mix of performances, including Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Camilla Cabello, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett, Shania Twain, and a much anticipated number from Taylor Swift.

Speaking of Swift

Taylor Swift a(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)The singer is set to perform a medley of her hits, but will she include songs from the masters that Big Machine Records and Scooter Braun now own? She's allowed to, but it's not clear if she will after a public dispute with her former label. In a statement released Monday, Big Machine Records said it had "agreed to grant all licenses of their artists' performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms."

The nominees

Post Malone leads the nominations with seven total. Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish follow with six. Swift has five nominations and will be honored with the Artist of the Decade Award.A full list of nominees follows below.Artist of the YearAriana GrandePost MaloneTaylor SwiftNew Artist of the YearLuke CombsBillie EilishCollaboration of the YearLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, "Shallow"Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"Marshmello and Bastille, "Happier"Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, "Señorita"Post Malone and Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"Tour of the YearAriana GrandeElton JohnEd SheeranFavorite Music VideoBillie Eilish, "Bad Guy"Ariana Grande, "7 Rings"Halsey, "Without Me"Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down"Favorite Social ArtistBillie EilishAriana GrandeShawn MendesFavorite Male Artist — Pop/RockPost MaloneFavorite Female Artist — Pop/RockBillie EilishAriana GrandeTaylor SwiftFavorite Duo or Group — Pop/RockJonas BrothersPanic! At The DiscoFavorite Album — Pop/RockBillie Eilish, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"Ariana Grande, "Thank U, Next"Taylor Swift, "Lover"Favorite Song — Pop/RockHalsey, "Without Me"Jonas Brothers, "Sucker"Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"Panic! At The Disco, "High Hopes"Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"Favorite Male Artist — CountryKane BrownLuke CombsThomas RhettFavorite Female Artist — CountryKelsea BalleriniMaren MorrisCarrie UnderwoodFavorite Duo or Group — CountryDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineOld DominionFavorite Album — CountryKane Brown, "Experiment"Dan + Shay, "Dan + Shay"Carrie Underwood, "Cry Pretty"Favorite Song – CountryLuke Combs, "Beautiful Crazy"Dan + Shay, "Speechless"Blake Shelton, "God's Country"Favorite Artist —Read More – Source


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