You heard right, Pitbull will host the 2013 American Music Awards.
The Miami native, 32, who has sold more than 5 million albums to date, will also take the stage to perform his new hit single, “Timber,” with Ke$ha at the ceremony, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC on Nov. 24th.
“I am truly honored to be hosting the 2013 American Music Awards.” Pitbull said in a press statement.“The night is only about one thing: fun! So buckle and get ready. Dále!”
The election of Pitbull as the host of the American Music Awards was a simple choice. “Pitbull is a multi-talented global superstar and the right man to take the reins of the night, which is going to be one great party,” Producer of AMA’s Larry Klein said in a statement. “That’s why he is called Mr. Worldwide. He’s the perfect choice to celebrate the universal language of music.”
Pitbull will be the first host of the show since 2008.
Other entertainers scheduled to perform include: Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Luke Bryan, Kendrick Lamar and One Direction.
The American Music Awards will be broadcast on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.