Pitbull to host American Music Awards

FILE - This June 29, 2013 file photo shows Pitbull performing at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami. Pitbull will be host for the American Music Awards on Nov. 24. A news release says the Miami rapper also will perform his song “Timber” with Ke$ha during the awards show, broadcast live from Los Angeles on ABC. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitbull will host the American Music Awards.

The Miami rapper will perform his song "Timber" with Ke$ha during the Nov. 24 awards show, to air live from Los Angeles on ABC, it was announced Tuesday.

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was chosen in part for his Latino heritage as the AMAs celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gloria Estefan's appearance on the show and the 15th year of the favorite artist Latin category. Estefan was the first Latin AMA performer.

Pitbull will be joined in performance by lead nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.

Macklemore and Lewis are up for six awards, including artist of the year.