Guess who's back! Mr. Worldwide himself, international superstar Pitbull is back for the second consecutive year as the host of the American Music Awards. Once again he'll be taking us through a night of awards and unforgettable performances. Don't forget, you can still cast your votes for the 2014 American Music Awards and decide who wins LIVE SUNDAY NOV 23 8|7c on ABC. Here's the full press release with the details:
Los Angeles, CA (October 20, 2014) – dick clark productions announced today 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 23 (8:00-11:00 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.”
Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 6 billion views, and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world. Pitbull’s previous album, “Global Warming: Meltdown,” features the massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, “Don't Stop The Party,” “Back In Time” from the action-comedy “Men in Black 3,” along with his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Timber” featuring Kesha. “Fireball,” the first single from his forthcoming November 24 album “Globalization,” is racing up charts around the world. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He’s currently on a co-headlining U.S./Canada arena tour with Enrique Iglesias, which kicked off last month. This year, Pitbull was selected and performed the official anthem “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Armando is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur with his own line of premium vodkas (Voli) and premier fragrances for men and women simply titled Pitbull. These ventures, along with a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises, a television production deal announced with Endemol North America, which included the announcement of his own production company, Honey I’m Home, and a New Year’s Eve special on Fox -- plus major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Bud Light, Dr Pepper, Kodak and Dodge, and the recently announced honor of receiving a star in 2015 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, clearly define Pitbull as Mr. Worldwide.
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.