The Biggest Names in Music Hit the Stage for the 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®, November 22 on CTV

– International superstar Jennifer Lopez hosts and performs –

ETALK delivers unparalleled coverage on Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV as they report from the red carpet and a dedicated backstage lounge for the seventh year in a row –

– Canadian viewers can get in on the action by voting on Twitter or Facebook for their favourite nominees –

Canada's own multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd makes his AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS performance debut in addition to performances by Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Charlie Puth, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Megan Trainer, One Direction, and many more –

– Confirmed presenters include Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes and Canadian television personality Kevin O'Leary, as well as Paula Abdul, Ashley Benson, Terry Crews, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner, and many more.

– The Top 5 Artist of the Year nominees are Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and Taylor Swift

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TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV doesn't skip a beat as the destination for awards season as it delivers yet another star-studded celebration with the 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. this Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and CTV GO app (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Bringing together the most influential and iconic artists from around the world, triple-threat powerhouse Jennifer Lopez hosts the award show and will dazzle viewers with a special performance in support of her upcoming Las Vegas residency show, All I Have.

** MEDIA NOTE ** – Download photos for 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS at BellMediaPR.ca.

In addition to Jennifer Lopez, Canada's own multi-platinum alternative R&B sensation and first-time AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS nominee and performer The Weeknd, will perform his hit song "The Hills." Other performers set to grace the stage at this year's music awards include: 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, One Direction, Pentatonix, Selena Gomez, and Walk the Moon. Plus, Luke Bryan will perform the world premiere of "Home Alone Tonight" featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, and Meghan Trainor will be joined by Charlie Puth to perform his hit single, "Marvin Gaye".

In addition, a mix of television, music, and film stars slated to present this year include: Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes and Canadian television personality Kevin O'Leary, as well as Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Fifth Harmony, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Chloe Grace Moretz, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, and Zendaya.

ETALK's L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank will be on the red carpet to provide viewers with a front-row seat as the hottest stars arrive. Then, for the seventh year in a row ETALK will report from a dedicated backstage lounge for exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of the night's presenters, winners, and performers. ETALK's 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS coverage airs Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and CTV GO App, and at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Canadian viewers have the opportunity to cast their votes for this year's nominees, by voting on Twitter or Facebook. People are eligible to vote once per day per platform with the exception of the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories, which fans can vote for up to 100 times per day, per platform. For more information on how to vote, please click HERE.

As previously announced, Taylor Swift leads the 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS with six nominations, and Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd follow with five nominations each. Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, and Walk the Moon have three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson, and Wiz Khalifa each received two nominations. The Artist of the Year Top 5 nominees are Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and Taylor Swift. For a full list of this year's nominees and categories for the 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, please click HERE

Viewers can visit CTV.ca/AmericanMusicAwards, the online destination for show information, video highlights from the show post-broadcast, as well as the complete winners list. The full award show will also be available online following the television broadcast on CTV. In addition, viewers can visit Etalk.ca for wall-to-wall coverage of the awards including extended footage from the backstage lounge, photo galleries, highlights of the night, and a fashion roundup.

The 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS is part of CTV's extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasted in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television, and music. In addition to THE 67th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS that aired in August, CTV is set to broadcast THE 73rd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS ®, THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS, and THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

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For further information: Madison Kirshenblatt, CTV Networks, 416.384.2186 or Madison.Kirshenblatt@bellmedia.ca; Jessica Charbonneau, CTV Networks, 416.384.3016 or Jessica.Charbonneau@bellmedia.ca


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