That the world is Star Wars crazy is not lost on the organizers of the American Music Awards. The insane popularity of Pentatonix, the a capella music group, isn’t either. On November 22 at 8 pm ET on ABC, the 2015 American Music Awards will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez. It’s the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, so it makes sense that Pentatonix would be there, and they’re going to be performing music from the score of Star Wars, written by John Williams, and they’ll be backed by a full symphony orchestra. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, and duets from Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2.1 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.1 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9.2 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single, Can’t Sleep Love is rising up the charts and has over 13 million views on YouTube. The group also just released an enhanced deluxe version of their platinum selling holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me. All 7 of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with 6 of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their Daft Punk medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive ft. Lindsey Stirling. Their 2014 holiday album – That’s Christmas To Me – sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U. S., which was the 4th best – selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary (On My Way Home) which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, live performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix.
To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22:
Star Wars: #StarWarsAMAs
Already announced performer Twitter emojis include
5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs)
Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild (#LukeKarenAMAs)
Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs)
Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs)
Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs)
One Direction (#AMAs1D)
Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth(#MeghanCharlieAMAs)
Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs)
WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs).
Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.
Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.
For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-nominees/.
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