The 2017 American Music Awards will air Sunday, Nov. 19 on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. EST. While the award show has announced many performers, including most recently Kelly Clarkson, the American Music Awards announced today via social media (Nov. 16) that Clarkson and P!nk will perform for the first time together to open the show.
The pairing of Clarkson and P!nk is a fan's dream come true. For many years, both sets of fans have wished for a collaboration between the two pop-rock heavyweights. During her 15 year career, Clarkson has frequently stated that she would love to work with P!nk and even in the new album era for Meaning of Life, Clarkson continues to bring up the excellence that is P!nk.
Additional details pertaining to what they will perform is under wraps. Both artists released a brand new album in Oct. P!nk released Beautiful Trauma on Oct. 13 and would go on to have the highest debut week for a woman thus far in 2017 and the largest sales week since May 2016 (Taylor Swift will top that in the next chart update following the awards). That album is supported by lead single "What About Us?" which became a radio hit and is followed up by "Revenge," a track featuring Eminem.
Clarkson's Meaning of Life was released on Oct. 27 and debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Clarkson's album is supported by "Love So Soft" which has seen an increase in radio airplay since the album's release. A follow-up single is yet to be determined but is a toss up between "Heat" and "Medicine," according to Clarkson.
Tune into the American Music Awards to see what two of music's favorite artists team up on.