Music enthusiasts from around the world are watching the 45th Annual American Music Awards (AMAs) Sunday night, with big name performances including Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Demi Devato, Pink and Diana Ross.
According to the AMA’s website, the event is “the world’s largest fan-voted awards show.”
“American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring,” a release said.
One of the most anticipated performances comes from Nick Jonas, famous as a member of The Jonas Brothers. Jonas also proved to shine on his own, with his first solo tour in 2010 “with his side project The Administration,” according to Biography.com.
Watch a blast from the star’s past below:
The pop star was dressed in an all-black ensemble, surrounded by an entourage of beautiful scantily-clad women for the performance.
The website described the singer’s “early life” as follows:
Singer and actor Nick Jonas was born on September 16, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and is the younger brother of future band mates Kevin and Joe Jonas. All three boys played music together growing up, but it was Nick who was discovered first, singing in a hair salon while his mother got a haircut.
At the young age of 7, Jonas began his singing career on Broadway, appearing as Tiny Tim, opposite Frank Langella, in the Madison Square Garden Production of A Christmas Carol. His Broadway career continued with roles as replacement alternates in Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast and as the replacement in Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire.
While working on Broadway, Jonas wrote a Christmas song with his father that was discovered by Columbia Records. Jonas was signed to the label as a solo artist in 2004. His musically inclined siblings, Kevin and Joe, co-wrote a few songs with him that eventually led to the formation of their three-brother band, the Jonas Brothers.
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over Jonas’ performance tonight:
“I JUST SCREAMED WOKE UP EVERYONE IN MY HOUSE BOUTTA GET HIT WITH THE CHANCLA OMG @ddlovato @nickjonas YA KILL ME EVERYTIME,” @unhingedbekah wrote:
“@nickjonas @ddlovato sitting next to each other!!! CAN I GET A SELFIE OF U BOTH ?!? #AMAs,” @lovaticcris12 tweeted:
“@RadioFreddyCruz @krbe How about that amazing @nickjonas #FindYou performance at the #AMAs? 😉,” another fan stated:
@fraanita96 is hoping for a reunion of The Jonas Brothers. “@nickjonas You can’t put this photo after ten the years.. The Jonas Brothers were my first boy band I had following and beloved between my childhood and adolescence.. I miss you guys..I hope in a reunion one day😘❤ @joejonas @kevinjonas,” the fan said:
An explanation of how the show gets nominees is explained on the website, as quoted below:
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The “American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.