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Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

Taylor Swift confirmed for 2014 American Music Awards as ‘1989’ sets records

Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced that seven-time Grammy® winner Taylor Swift will take to the stage at the American Music Awards for the world premiere per-formance of her new single “Blank Space.” Swift’s latest album is set to sell 1.3 million copies in just the first week.

Taylor_Swift_-_1989She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers at the world’s biggest fan-voted award show including 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull. 

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced last month, revealing that Iggy Azalea is up for six awards–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Wil-liams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four. 

The THR reports that Swift’s “album is now aiming to surpass the one-week sales record for an album by a woman, set by the debut of Britney Spears’ Oops! … I Did It Again in 2000, when it arrived with 1.319 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan…1989 is also set to earn the largest sales week for any album since 2002, when Eminem’s The Eminem Show sold 1.322 million in its first full week on sale.”

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

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Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com

 

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