Pentatonix to perform ‘Star Wars’ score with symphony orchestra on AMAs

dick clark productions and ABC have announced a very special Star Wars performance that will take place on the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix will perform the legendary Star Wars score, written by John Williams, with a full symphony orchestra. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood, Walk The Moon, and duets from Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22nd at 8 pm ET on ABC.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2.1 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.1 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9.2 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” is rising up the charts and has over 13 million views on YouTube. The group also just released an enhanced deluxe version of their platinum selling holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me.

All seven of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with six of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received two gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” ft. Lindsey Stirling. Their 2014 holiday album – That’s Christmas To Me – sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U. S., which was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary, On My Way Home, which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, life performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix.

To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22nd:

Star Wars: #StarWarsAMAs
Pentatonix: #PTXonAMAs

Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild (#LukeKarenAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth (#MeghanCharlieAMAs); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs); and WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs). Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.

Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.