5-time American Music Award winner will take AMA stage for first time in 16 years
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that five-time American Music Awards winner and the top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, will take the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards to perform a medley of her greatest hits. The performance will mark Twain’s return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2003.
The global superstar, who kicks off Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, joins previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo and Thomas Rhett, as well as Taylor Swift, the 2019 American Music Awards Artist of the Decade award recipient.
The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, (8 p.m. EST), on ABC.
The AMAs is where the world’s biggest artists and pop-culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. As the decade comes to a close, this year’s show celebrates the past 10 years with some of the best moments in music and live performances from the biggest names in the industry. From pop and rock to country, hip-hop and beyond, “it only happens here.”
Twain is a five-time Grammy Award winner and reigning “Queen of Country Pop.” With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Twain’s albums include “Shania Twain,” her Platinum-selling 1993 debut; “The Woman in Me,” her Grammy-winning, double-Diamond-selling 1995 release; “Come On Over,” the bestselling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre – and the bestselling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide – and “UP!,” Twain’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.
Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Twain is the first and only female to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award, and she recently received the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony. Twain’s hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
Twain’s first album in 15 years, “NOW,” was released in September 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums, making it the first female country release in over three years to top the all-genre chart. Additionally, the album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard top country album charts and went to No. 1 in Canada, Australia and the U.K.
The release of the album was followed by a year-long sold-out world tour.