Garth Brooks,Selena Gomez and rock sensation Imagine Dragons will perform at the 2014 American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Brooks will perform live from a stop on his Garth Brooks World Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina performing a song from his new album “Man Against Machine.” Gomez’s performance of her new single “Heart Wants What it Wants” will mark the first time that she performs the song live for television. Imagine Dragons will perform their brand new single “I Bet My Life.”
Joining the super star cast will be 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and the evening’s host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. live on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m.) on WOTV4.
Garth Brooks is now certified at 134 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008 the President-elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the “wave” to Garth’s performance of “Shout” while the President sang along. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts. In January 2012, he was named the best-selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielsen and SoundScan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.Garth’s performance of “Friends in Low Places,” was the last thing heard on The Tonight Show as Jay Leno ended his 22 year reign as The Tonight Show host. On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, Garth released a new single, “People Loving People.” It is his first new single since 2008.
Selena Gomez will perform “Heart Wants What it Wants”, the lead single from her forthcoming greatest hits collection “For You.” Her first solo album “Stars Dance” was released in 2013 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart. Over the course of her music career, Selena has sold over 15 million singles in the US and hit the top of the Billboard Dance Chart five times. Gomez has appeared in television, film, commercials, and worked opposite Ethan Hawke, “Monte Carlo,” as well as lending her voice to the hit Sony animated film “Hotel Transylvania” along with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
Imagine Dragons will take to the stage with a performance of their brand new single “I Bet My Life,” the first music to be released from the Las Vegas quartet’s upcoming second album. They are returning to the American Music Awards after winning “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock” at 2013’s event, where they also wowed the crowd with a performance of their hit, “Radioactive.” “Night Visions’” second single, the 9x platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide. (*according to ABC)