Sunday’s American Music Awards show is must-see TV for music and pop-culture junkies.
Stargazers can expect performances by One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Garth Brooks, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Lorde, 5 Seconds of Summer, Imagine Dragons and Mary J. Blige.
Pitbull will host and no doubt perform as well. Here are a few other things to watch for during the show, which starts at 7 p.m. on ABC:
▪ Swift will receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence because she’s the only artist in history to have three albums debut with more than 1 million sold in the first week. Showoff.
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▪ J Lo and Azalea, the most-nominated artist of the night, will perform their sexy “Booty” single together for the first time on TV. They’ve promised to keep things family-friendly. No nipples or private parts showing. That being said, tweeted Azalea: “We aren’t performing in turtleneck sweaters either … hahahahaha.”
▪ Gomez will perform her breakup anthem, “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” Rumor has it her own little heartbreaker, on-again-off-again beau Justin Bieber, might show up to support her. Either way, tears are likely to flow.