Music Insider: 2015 American Music Awards

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Music Insider 2015 American Music Awards

Dick clark productions and ABC announced that seven-time American Music Awards nominee Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will present the award for “Collaboration of the Year Award Un-leashed by T-Mobile” at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. He joins previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. 

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In 2002, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs hosted the American Music Awards and performed a medley of “Bad Boys for Life.” His seven AMA nominations were in the categories of Favorite Pop/Rock Male (1998 and 1999), Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (1998 and 1999), Favorite Soul/R&B Album (1998), Favorite Soul/R&B Male (1998) and Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist (1998). In addition to his performance in 2002, he took the AMA stage in 1998 to perform “Medley” and 2010 to perform “Dirty-Dirty Money.”

On November 4, Puff Daddy took the Internet by storm, surprising fans with his sonic motion picture, MMM, for free, in celebration of his birthday. The release of MMM generated a massive amount of online buzz, with overwhelming press support from outlets like Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, XXL and The FADER.  Rolling Stone declares, “Puff takes it back to hard beats and smooth vibes on a strong mixtape.” Calling him, “a consummate professional,” and MMM an, “All-star mixtape exploring the rap mogul’s Harlem roots.”  Complex notes, “Puff Daddy is re-energized. He is the only person who can lead sessions with intense demands of perfection that seem fun as S**T too.”  Within its first two weeks MMM raked in over 6 million streams, amping up fan anticipation and demand for Puff’s 2016 full-length, No Way Out 2.

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To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers.  All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22.

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Cheat Tweet: .@iamdiddy is presenting Collab of the Year Un-leashed by @TMobile at @TheAMAs this SUNDAY!