Ariana Grande Performs, Pitbull Hosts the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Tonight on ABC
Pitbull will again host the American Music Awards. The 2014 broadcast airing live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Pitbull will also take to the stage to perform, joining previously announced performer Charli XCX, on the world's biggest fan-voted award show.
Ariana Grande (Broadway's '13') will also take to the stage to perform a medley of some of her biggest songs including "Problem," Break Free" and "Love Me Harder," (featuring guest performer The Weeknd). Grande will also sing alongside Jessie J performing their hit single "Bang Bang." Lil Wayne will be joined by Christina Milian for the premiere of his upcoming single "Start A Fire" from his Tha Carter V album. Wyclef Jean and MAGIC! will collaborate on a compilation of their singles "Divine Sorrow" and "Rude."
Watch official Bang Bang music video below:
Stars slated to present throughout the evening include Jhene Aiko, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Mary Lambert, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Kevin O'Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross and Meghan Trainor. They join a star-studded line-up of performers made up of 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and the evening's host, Pitbull. Previously announced presenters include Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn and Taylor Schilling.As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee's name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet. The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
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