Chris Brown, LMFAO, Marc Anthony To Play American Music Awards

Apparently ICP, Kreayshawn and Ke$ha were busy. 

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Dick Clark Productions president and executive producer Orly Adelson has announced that Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO will each perform at the “2011 American Music Awards”. They're scheduled to join previously announced acts including Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

Seriously, who watches this sh*t? There's almost enough artistic relevance on that roster to fill a thimble. Almost. All they need is Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian in a fight to the death oiled cage match – the winner gets to perform her latest single at the end of the broadcast.

In keeping with recent tradition, the “American Music Awards” is a host-free event that highlights music’s most high-profile artists performing on one stage. The AMAs will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. This year, the network will also air a live pre-show at 7 p.m., titled “Countdown to The American Music Awards.”

Adele leads all nominees with four. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each saw three nods while Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations.

Chris Brown, aka the Michael Vick of music, has remarkably persevered through the public backlash from the 2009 pre-Grammys incident in which he brutally assaulted Rihanna.  Images of the pop starlet’s bloodied, swollen face – as well as the bloodstained interior of the vehicle they were in – were apparently not enough for the consumer culture to permanently reject Brown.

But hey, at least Odd Future’s staying home!

If you're up for a game of "Who The F*ck Are These People And Why Are They On My TV?," tune in ahead of time for the red carpet pre-show, while will be hosted by Lance Bass, Sarah Hyland, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Audrina Patridge, Josh Sussman and Xzibit. That's livestreaming worldwide beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.