Pitbull (credit: Last.FM)

Pitbull (credit: Last.FM)

(CBS SF/AP) – Just before he hits San Jose’s SAP Center stage for radio station 99.7 [NOW!]’s Triple Ho Show 4.0, international artist Pitbull will host the American Music Awards.

The Miami rapper will perform his song “Timber” with Ke$ha during the November 24 awards show, to air live from Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday.

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was chosen in part for his Latino heritage as the AMAs celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gloria Estefan’s appearance on the show and the 15th year of the favorite artist Latin category. Estefan was the first Latin AMA performer.

Pitbull will be joined in performance by lead nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for six awards, including artist of the year.

Both Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are scheduled to perform at 99.7 [NOW!]’s, holiday concert “Triple Ho Show 4.0” on December 3 in San Jose.

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