– International music superstar Pitbull returns as host and also performs –
– Other performers include Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and more –
– ETALK reports from the red carpet and takes viewers backstage with this year's winners and performers –
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TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The biggest chart-topping artists from across the globe hit the stage to celebrate the best in the music industry as CTV presents the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®. Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), the multi-talented powerhouse Pitbull hosts the award show for the second time and will also perform a song from his forthcoming new album Globalization.
Announced as performers at this year's music awards are global superstars and AMA winners Taylor Swift, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, and Fergie, along with Selena Gomez and Garth Brooks. Plus newcomers Iggy Azalea, Lorde, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Imagine Dragons, and the host of the evening, Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Plus, a mix of film, music and television stars including Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Jessie J, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum and Taylor Schilling are set to present at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming days.
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As previously announced, Iggy Azalea leads the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® with six nominations, John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, and One Direction are nominated for three awards. This year, The Artist of the Year category increased from 5 to 10 nominees that include Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams. For a full list of this year's nominees and categories for the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, please click here.
ETALK's L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank will be reporting from the red carpet and backstage with all the winners and performers. Watch for ETALK's exclusive AMAs coverage on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
The 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® is part of CTV's extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasted in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television, and music. In addition to THE 66th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS that aired in August, CTV is set to broadcast THE 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS ®, THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS, and THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.
About The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com or www.dickclark.com
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world's largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, and DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST. Weekly television programming, includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as RISING STAR and the upcoming BOOM! from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS (FOX), HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS (CBS) and THE PEOPLE MAGAZINE AWARDS (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
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