Daughtry, Gym Class Heroes Added to Lineup at American Music Awards
<p>Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show).</p>
They join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO. Nicki Minaj and David Guetta are slated to open the show.
The host-free event will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20. on ABC. Among the nominees: Adele, who's up for four awards including Artist of the Year and Favorite Album; Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each collected three nods.
Presenters scheduled to appear include Queen Latifah, Joe Jonas and Jenny McCarthy. Avril Lavigne and Benjamin Bratt will also hand out trophies, THR can reveal.