Well, get ready for a steady diet of Dr. Pepper commercials. Pitbull, the Miami rapper is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards. In addition to pulling hosting duties, he is expected to perform one of his tracks from his Globalization album.
The American Music Awards are coming off a bit of a ratings win, when they had Pitbull host last year. The telecast brought in just under 13 million viewers. It was a switch for awards ceremonies that normally bemoan ratings declines.
Pitbull released a statement confirming the news. “World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get,” he wrote. “Thank you ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity – more than anything let’s get ready to have fun.”
ABC put out its own statement, touting Pitbull as great host. “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,” he said. “We’re working together to create elements of the show that will wow audiences and take the night to a whole new level.”
For those of you setting the DVR for November 23, here’s what you can expect. Iggy Azalea leads all nominees with six. Katy Perry, Pharrell and John Legend each have five. Performance lineups are expected to be announce in the coming weeks, but it’s safe money to bet the nominees will be performing and we will be subjected to the songs of this past summer.
The show will be live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Depending on the slate of performers, the censors should be having a blast that night.