Dale: Pitbull is Hosting the 2014 American Music Awards


This year’s American Music Awards will be twice as nice with the return of Mr. 305. The annual Dick Clark Production has brought the “dale” king back for its November 23 ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

“World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row?” said Pitbull, who will also perform a song from his upcoming album Globalization. “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’s hosting debut in 2013 drew in 12.93 million viewers, more than the show had seen in the past four years. It was indicative of his mainstream appeal and enough to convince ABC of his magic touch.

“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,” show producer Larry Klein told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re working together to create elements of the show that will wow audiences and take the night to a whole new level.”

“Boom Clap” singer Charli XCX is the only other act, other than Pitbull, confirmed to take center stage; that leads us to believe her “Fancy” cohort Iggy Azalea–who is the night’s most-nominated musician—could flex her onstage prowess, too.

John LegendKaty PerryPharrellLordeBeyoncé, and Eminem, with at least three noms a piece, could also make a ceremonial splash. You’ll have to tune in to ABC on November 23 to see. Until then… dale!