• Dewan Merdeka (Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur) - 22 January 2017
  • Dayang Nurfaizah won with her song "Lelaki Teragung", composed by Natashah.

The theme for AJL ke-31 is "Cerita dalam Lagu" (Stories in Songs in Malay), which makes reference to Hollywood movies and cinema and incorporates elements of red carpets and drama. It was the first edition to be held at Dewan Merdeka since Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-20 and also the last one to be held in mid-January.

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