Just days after the release of their collaborative single “Monster,” Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber brought the live debut of the track to the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 22). The performance followed an emotion-filled performance of “Lonely” and “Holy” from Bieber.
The new song was written a long time ago and Mendes says the track is about “how society wants to put celebrities up on a pedestal, but as much as they want to do that, they want to celebrate the fall.”
“Monster” appears on Mendes’ forthcoming 14-track album, Wonder, which is slated for release on December 4.
The 2020 American Music Awards also featured performances from Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez, BTS, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha feat. Doja Cat, Bell Biv DeVoe, Jennifer Lopez with Maluma, The Weeknd, Kenny G, Machine Gun Kelly, Lewis Capaldi, Dan + Shay and Billie Eilish.
The awards was produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. The “2020 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile and Xfinity.
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, The AMAs aired on Wednesday, November 22 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.