American Music Awards: Pentatonix to Perform 'Star Wars' Score

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Mike Rosenthal

Pentatonix photographed on Sept. 30, 2015 at Palihouse in West Hollywood, Calif.

The Force will be strong with Pentatonix at the American Music Awards. 

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.

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Pentatonix join a line-up of previously-announced star-performers which includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood and Walk The Moon

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 The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor aren’t far behind. AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on, 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.

Pentatonix Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart 

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.

Voting for the AMAs is open at

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