Entertainment Music Gigi Hadid to Host the 2016 American Music Awards Supermodel Gigi Hadid will co-host the 2016 AMAs with Jay Pharoah By Brianne Tracy Brianne Tracy Instagram Twitter Brianne Tracy is a staff writer on the PEOPLE music team. She has been with the brand since starting as an intern nearly six years ago, covering all things entertainment across print and digital platforms. She earned her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and has been seen on Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 4, 2016 04:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Gigi Hadid has another hosting gig! The 21-year-old supermodel announced via her Instagram story Friday that she is set to co-host the 2016 American Music Awards alongside former Saturday Night Live funnyman Jay Pharoah. This is Hadid’s second time hosting a major awards show — she made her hosting debut at the Much Music Video Music Awards in Toronto earlier this year. Hadid and Pharoah will run the star-studded broadcast with performances by major artists including John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, who were added to the already A-list lineup Thursday. Grande and Minaj will perform together for a live rendition of their collaboration, “Side to Side.” On Thursday, the AMAs shared on Facebook Live that The Weeknd will join previously announced performers Bruno Mars, who will open the show, and James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Green Day, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Halsey. Lady Gaga will also perform songs from her fifth studio album Joanne. Sting, who will receive the American Music Award of Merit this year, is set to perform as well. The evening’s potential winners include Justin Bieber, Adele, Rihanna and Drake. The American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m ET on ABC.