Get ready to listen to the smooth sounds of Kenny G and … the Weeknd.
The saxophonist will join the pop star for a live performance of his hit song “In Your Eyes” on Sunday at the American Music Awards 2020. The Weeknd – which has garnered eight nominations and links to rapper Roddy Ricch for the most part of the nominations – will also perform “Save Your Tears”.
The show, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will also include 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 benefits have been pre-recorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Weeknd and Ricch will compete for the show’s top honor, artist of the year, with Bieber, Taylor Swift and Post Malone.
Megan Thee Stallion, who released her much-anticipated debut album on Friday, received five nominations including an offer for New Artist of the Year. Six artists have won four nominations each, including Bieber, Swift, Lady Gaga, Bad Bunny, DaBaby and Doja Cat.
Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson will host the fan-voted show, which airs on ABC at 8 a.m. EST. Candidates are based on streaming, album and digital sales, radio broadcast and ‘social activities, and reflect the time period from 27 September 2019 to 24 September 2020.