Pentatonix photographed on Sept. 30, 2015 at Palihouse in West Hollywood, Calif.
The platinum-selling vocal pop group will perform John Williams’ legendary Star Wars score at this year’s ceremony, with support from a full symphony orchestra.
It’s a perfectly timed scenario. Pentatonix are still basking in the No. 1 bow of its self-titled November album release. And if you’ve been living in a galaxy, far, far away, the new film in Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, will open in cinemas around the world next month.
Pentatonix join a line-up of previously-announced star-performers which includes and.
ABC will air the AMAs live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, with Jennifer Lopez performing and hosting for the first time.
Taylor Swift is the most nominated artist at this year's awards with six, though andaren’t far behind. AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
Additionally, the AMAs and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. To activate the emojis for Pentatonix tweet the hashtags #PTXonAMAs, and for Star Wars tweet #StarWarsAMAs.
The American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, a sister company of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Braccoare producers.