NEW YORK (AP) – Get ready to listen to the sweet sounds of Kenny G and … the Weeknd.
The saxophonist will join the pop star for a live rendition of his hit song “In Your Eyes” on Sunday at the 2020 American Music Awards. The Weeknd – which won eight nominations and equalizes rapper Roddy Ricch for most 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 featuring Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Nelly and Bell Biv DeVoe.
Some of the performances were prerecorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Weeknd and Ricch will compete for the show’s biggest honor, Artist of the Year, alongside Bieber, Taylor Swift and Post Malone.
Megan Thee Stallion, who released her much-anticipated debut album on Friday, won five nominations, including a nomination for New Artist of the Year. Six artists 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 p.m. EST. Nominees are based on streaming, album and digital sales, radio broadcast and social activity, and reflect the period September 27, 2019 to September 24, 2020.