Sting will receive the American Music Award of Merit – and perform – at the 2016 American Music Awards.
The award is only given ‘to artists who have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry.’
This will be the first time the award has been given since 2008 – Annie Lennox was the recipient. Previous honorees include Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Prince and Frank Sinatra.
On December 2nd, NBC will celebrate the lighting of the Rockefller Center Christmas tree with the 83rd Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
The Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast – which will features performances by guests Sting, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, The Band Perry, Andy Grammer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pentatonix, Band of Merrymakers, and James Taylor.