Pitbull returns to host 2014 American Music Awards

dick clark productions has announced that global music sensation Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull will again host the American Music Awards. The 2014 broadcast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 23rd from 8-11 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. Additional performers and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.

“World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row,” said Armando Christian Perez, “The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you ABC and dick clark productions for the amazing opportunity – more than anything let’s get ready to have fun. Dale!”

“Pitbull is a global superstar and multi-talented powerhouse, who delivered one of the most exciting shows in American Music Awards history when he hosted in 2013. This year will be no different,” said legendary American Music Awards producer Larry Klein. “We’re working together to create elements of the show that will wow audiences and take the night to a whole new level.”

The news comes on the heels of this year’s nominations announcement, which revealed that Iggy Azalea is up for six awards–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.

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 13th 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 will open 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 23rd 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.

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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.