Wondering whether the American Music Awards will rock this weekend? Check out which country, rock, pop and hip hop icons are taking the stage Sunday!
Sunday’s American Music Awards will host performances from Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Will.i.am, The Band Perry, OneRepublic, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, David Guetta, Gym Class Heroes, Enrique Iglesias, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Jon, Ludacris and Maroon 5. That’s some lineup!
Music’s biggest night, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. PT on ABC, will feature six collaborations, as well as some rocking solos. Here’s a look at what you can expect from a few of the night’s performers.
After the enjoying the music videos below, be sure to check out who’s presenting at this year’s AMA party.
Chris Brown is known to bring serious moves to the stage, but now that he’s embroiled in yet another meltdown over his past abuse of Rihanna, we’ll see if he shows up at the AMAs. Here’s a look at Brown’s controversial Dancing with the Stars performance.
Last year’s AMA Artist of the Year Justin Bieber has been weathering his own celeb drama with the paternity situation, but we can still expect him to take the stage for a bit of crooning. The only question is whether he’ll share one of his new holiday tracks, croon a ballad or get folks dancing. Last year, The Biebs surprised everyone by playing a song that hadn’t yet been released. Check out Bieber’s “Pray” from the 2010 AMAs.
With so many hits this year, it’s anybody’s guess what Katy Perry will perform at the AMAs. Her newest single, “The One That Got Away,” is our best guess, but whatever she performs, it’s sure to blow the lid off the house. Here’s a look at Perry’s performance from last year’s AMA show.
Nicki Minaj and David Guetta
Nicki Minaj and David Guetta have the honor of opening the night. They’ve teamed up on two singles this year, “Where Them Girls At?” and “Turn Me On.” In the spirit of the AMAs, they may do a little medley that includes those hits and a few of their own faves. Check out Guetta, Minaj and Flo Rida performing “Where Them Girls At?” on America’s Got Talent.
Pitbull & Ludacris and Lil Jon, Enrique Iglesias & Marc Anthony
Last year, Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias shared the AMA stage and as you can see from the clip below, they rocked it.
This year, Pitbull is taking the stage with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, which means we’ll likely hear his hot collabs with them, “Rain Over Me” and “Krazy,” respectively.
Iglesias, meanwhile, will be teaming up with Ludacris. The pair collaborated on Iglesias’s hit “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” but since that’s what Iglesias performed before Pitbull joined him on stage last year, we’re expecting to hear something more current.
Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera and Gym Class Heroes
Christina Aguilera will be taking the stage with her The Voice colleague Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 to perform their hot single, “Moves like Jagger.” Levine will also share the stage with Gym Class Heroes, most likely to perform their collab “Stereo Hearts.” You may also get a few surprise tracks from this crew. Check out the video for “Moves like Jagger”
will.i.am with Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez will share the stage with Black Eye Peas front man Will.i.am. The two recently collaborated on his single “Hard,” along with Mick Jagger. Jagger is not on the performers’ list but would be a fantastic surprise — both for this performance and a little booty shaking with Aguilera and Maroon 5. Check out this video for “Hard.”
These wild boys will likely take the stage with their newest hit, “Sexy and I Know It.” Be warned, however, they like to strip down for this number — the word on the street is that they were even ordered to wear more clothes when they performed this on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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