American Music Awards Air Tonight – Set List (Preview + Red Carpet)

The American Music Awards air tonight on ABC at 8 pm ET. Make sure to drop by, because we will be liveblogging them! Check out the set list from   Randy Jackson is set to introduce Kelly Clarkson, who will be singing a medley of her hits.

Pentatonix will perform at the AMA pre-show streaming at and Watch the red carpet arrivals at Ustream.

American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips is set to present. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, One Direction, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj are all nominated for awards.

Set List

Carly Rae Jepsen — The Kiss and Call Me Maybe
Carrie Underwood — Two Black Cadillacs
Christina Aguilera — Lotus; Army of Me; Let There Be Love
Stevie Wonder — My Cherie Amour; You Are The Sunshine of My Life; Sir Duke
Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj — As Long As You Love Me and Beauty and a Beat
Nicki Minaj — Freedom
Kelly Clarkson — Miss Independent; Since U Been Gone; Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You); Catch My Breath
Ke$ha — Die Young
Linkin Park — Burn It Down
No Doubt — Looking Hot
Pink — Try
Pitbull — Don’t Stop the Party
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris — Everyday Birthday
Taylor Swift — I Knew You Were Trouble
The Wanted — I Found You
Usher — Numb; Climax; Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
PSY & Secret Guest — Gangnam Style

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  • jlscott13

    CARRIE. That is all. :)

  • Incipit

    Pentatonix will perform at the AMA pre-show streaming at and

    Very cool. I’ve been waiting for this information since I caught something about there was going to be a pre-show like DC did live in 2008. Has the AMA’s been doing this ever since, and I just never noticed?

    I love that it will be Pentatonix, this group is so much fun to listen to, and extremely talented, IMO. Looking forward to whatever songs they decide to do. I hadn’t really planned on watching the show – but I will be interested to catch the pre-show. Heh. 

  • loveroftalent

    Looking forward to watching the vids of Kelly, Carrie and Pink, but that’s about it…Chris Brown…Yuck…Sorry to his fans, but with what he did to Rhianna, he shouldn’t be awarded for his behaviour…My daughter and her friends refuse to listen to his music right now because of what he did…I say good for them…

    Anyone know how his latest CD is doing….

  • potatorocks

    Rhianna has forgiven him.  I think he is with two women now and Rhianna is one of them.   His CD….no idea.

  • Anny_nanny

    “PSY & Secret Guest — Gangnam Style”

    I hope it will be Paisley. And he will dance.
    Can’t wait. )

  • Axxxel

    Susan Boyle ?

  • jdanton2

    Among Idols Jordin Sparks is there . Don’t think she is involved in anyway other than supporting boyfriend Jason Derulo who performed at a Coka Cola pre show event.

    Some pics.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Phillip just had a short interview on the red carpet.  He looked very nice.

  • babylockthemdoors

    I’m excited about Kelly Clarkson’s medley. That will be a nice promo for her Greatest Hits album and will remind everyone how far she’s come in her career! 

  • babylockthemdoors

     Paisley would have been a nice ‘secret guest’ but it won’t hurt if they add Carrie too. Carrie did well in dancing “Gangnam Style” while on high heels at the CMAs!