Neither addition is that surprising as both artists have something to promote at the moment. Clarkson released her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, on Oct. 27 and is currently appearing on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" as a guest mentor ahead of joining the show permanently in spring 2018; you can watch a clip of her on "The Voice" by playing the video above.
In addition to Clarkson's TV appearances, she will also be the headliner for Mercedes in the Morning's Not So Silent Night holiday concert at Las Vegas's The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, Dec. 3. Tickets range from $35.80 to $255.80, and are on sale now through AXS.
Lovato put out her long-awaited sixth studio album Tell Me You Love Me on Sept. 29, so it's still fresh in music fans' minds as well. In support of the record, Lovato will be on tour next spring with DJ Khaled, and you can get tickets to two of her biggest shows through AXS. On March 3, Lovato will be at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; tickets are available here. Then on March 10, she will perform at Minneapolis's Target Center; tickets for that concert are on sale here.
She also stars in the new documentary "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated," which you can watch the trailer for here.
According to ABC's press release, Lovato will perform her current single "Sorry Not Sorry" during the American Music Awards show, following her performance of the same song at the MTV Video Music Awards two months ago. Four-time American Music Award winner Clarkson hasn't announced which specific song she'll bring to the stage, but it will be from Meaning of Life.
With everything that both Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato have going on, taking the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards means that they can promote their new projects in front of a national TV audience. For ABC and the AMA producers, it means they have two more name artists who have new music out that people are clamoring to hear. It's a win-win proposition, and fans should look forward to both performances in less than two weeks.
The 2017 American Music Awards air Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. For more on either Kelly Clarkson or Demi Lovato, click their names above to visit their artist pages at AXS.