Pitbull to host American Music Awards

2013-11-06 17:30
 
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os Angeles - Pitbull will host the American Music Awards.

The Miami rapper will perform his song Timber with Ke$ha during the 24 November awards show, to air live from Los Angeles on ABC, it was announced on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was chosen in part for his Latino heritage as the AMAs celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gloria Estefan's appearance on the show and the 15th year of the favourite artist Latin category. Estefan was the first Latin AMA performer.

Pitbull will be joined in performance by lead nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.

Macklemore and Lewis are up for six awards, including artist of the year.

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