A new Latino will be hosting the American Music Awards this year. Puerto Rican singer, actress and producer Jennifer Lopez has taken the spot as host of the AMA's after Pitbull's two-consecutive year run as host.
Lopez is set to host and have a live performance in support of her recently announced Las Vegas show, "All I Have," set to premiere January 2016 at the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The show promises that fans can expect a "mix of pop, R&B and fan favorites" from Lopez.
In 2013, Pitbull hosted the show for the first time and received a lot of mixed reactions. He used the occasional Spanish word in his speeches and JLo preformed a tribute to the late salsa singer Celia Cruz in Spanish. Both sparked controversy in the Twittersphere. But, even after the backlash, Pitbull returned to host in 2014.
JLo took a trip down memory lane on her twitter account. "From my first @TheAMAs nomination 15 years ago to HOSTING the 2015 #AMAs! It's going down 11/22 on ABC!! #AMAsJLo," she said.
This year's nominees will be announced October 13 on ABC's 'Good Morning America,' and six additional categories will be announced via SnapChat (TheAMAs) following that broadcast.
The 2015 AMA’s will be on Sunday, November 22 at 8 pET on ABC.