The AMAs are going down and we’re yelling “TIMBER!”
Today 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 (8:00-11:00 p.m. 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. “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?
Miami-native Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull, also known as Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries and his videos have been viewed more than three billion times; his music video for the single “Give Me Everything” alone has received over 300 million views on YouTube. His world tour has sold out in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China and Japan. Pitbull’s latest album release Global Warming features massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party” which followed his single “Back In Time,” which reached over two million sales. On November 25, 2013, Pitbull will release a deluxe edition of his album titled Global Warming: Meltdown which will include hit single “Timber” featuring Ke$ha along with four other brand new collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and Inna. Global Warming is the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles.
Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.