dick clark productions and ABC have announced that Garth Brooks, pop superstar Selena Gomez, rock sensation Imagine Dragons and seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform on the 2014 American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.
Brooks will perform live from a stop on his Garth Brooks World Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina performing a song from his new album Man Against Machine. Gomez’s performance of her new single “Heart Wants What it Wants” will mark the first time that she performs the song live for television. Imagine Dragons will take to the stage with a performance of their brand new single “I Bet My Life,” the first music to be released from the quartet’s upcoming second album. Swift will take to the stage for the world premiere performance of her new single “Blank Space”.
They join a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. live on Sunday, November 23rd from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced last month, revealing six nominations for Iggy Azalea–the most of any artist. Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.
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 is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting began 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.
Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s opened on November 1st and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23rd, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the sixth consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on November 23 at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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