The rapper will also perform “Timber” with Ke$ha
Dick Clark Productions has announced that global music sensation Pitbull will host the 2013 American Music Awards which will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 24th from 8-11 pm ET/PT on ABC. Serving as the show’s first host since 2008, Pitbull will also perform his new hit single “Timber” with Ke$ha. They join previously announced superstar performers Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and One Direction. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I am truly honored to be hosting the 2013 American Music Awards,” says Pitbull aka Armando Christian Perez. “The night is only about one thing fun! So buckle and get ready. Dále!”
“Pitbull is a multi-talented global superstar and the right man to take the reins of the night, which is going to be one great party, “said American Music Awards long-time producer Larry Klein. “That’s why he is called Mr. Worldwide. He’s the perfect choice to celebrate the universal language of music.”
Dick Clark Productions and the AMAs have long been supportive of the Latin music community. From Richie Valens to Los Tigres del Norte to Enrique, countless numbers of Latino stars have graced the AMA, American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stages. This year marks the 15th year anniversary of the creation of the Favorite Artist Latin category, and the 25th anniversary of Gloria Estefan’s appearance on the AMAs, the first Latin star to do so. What better way to celebrate the occasion than having Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, host the show.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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