American Music Awards 2012: Performer Song-List Revealed

Published: Sunday 18th Nov 2012 by Sam

With just hours remaining until the American Music Awards 2012 kick off, anticipation is at fever-pitch for the night’s performances.

And with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Usher, and Nicki Minaj taking to the stage, many have keen to know what each act will be performing on one of music’s biggest calendar nights.

Well, wonder no more. The full list awaits below…

The show’s producers confirmed exclusively to Perez Hilton that tonight’s performances will be…

Carly Rae Jepsen — The Kiss and Call Me Maybe
Carrie Underwood — Two Black Cadillacs
Christina Aguilera — Lotus; Army of Love; 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 the Beast
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
P!nk — 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


Needless to say, we’re in for one interesting evening!

Tidbit: Are we the only ones slightly jarred by the fact Christina Aguilera’s ‘Your Body’ isn’t getting the live treatment. The geek in yours truly was amped to hear the track with live instrumentation. Still, had the show been even two weeks ago (when the song was still somewhat alive at radio and holding strong-ish on iTunes, perhaps it would have been performed. It’s clear that selling the “album” is the priority now, and that we can’t be mad at.

Your thoughts?

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  1. J November 18, 2012

    looking good 🙂

    although why is Kelly Clarkson performing like her entire discography ;s

    • mkigz November 18, 2012

      I have a feeling that she will be opening the show!

    • unnami November 18, 2012

      because she will release her greatest hits in monday?

      • J November 18, 2012

        Nicki releases the re-up on Monday.. why not let her perform all her new songs too?..

      • FAF November 18, 2012

        This s*** is FAKE ! Why is kelly clarkson performing 5 songs ? Christina doing her whole discography too ! CH –

  2. Sleazy November 18, 2012

    Why is she performing ARMY OF ME? Why I’m okay with LET THERE BE LOVE

  3. CiSlay November 18, 2012

    I would’ve love to see Ciara perform Got Me Good. I would’ve also like to see Rihanna perform Diamonds live (pre-recorded vocals) of course.

    • 77 November 18, 2012

      @CISLAY pre vocal…LMAO!!!!!
      BUT DONT BE SO RUDE rihanna KILL IT AT snl!!!

      so i know if she attend & perform, she would kill it & would be the highlight of the night

      PS : it come from a RIHANNA

      • FAF November 18, 2012

        OOP !

      • Anne November 18, 2012

        Rihanna used prerecorded vocals at SNL. Maybe CISLAY noticed that also.

      • Anne November 18, 2012

        Rihanna used prerecorded vocals at SNL. Maybe CISLAY noticed that.

  4. mkigz November 18, 2012

    This list looks quite boring. All except Chris & Stevie. I just wish the AMAs got different artists to perform. It’s always the same familiar faces. *sighs* Oh well. I’m only interested in seeing who wins what so I wont be watching the show. I’ll just wait for the list of winners to appear online.

  5. wow November 18, 2012

    Only watching for Usher!

  6. LegendTina The Goddess Of Music November 18, 2012

    The whole Lotus era is so confusing! I mean, the fans us stans were the reason why Your Body even stayed on the charts, Christina Aguilera and her team did not promote or bring their part and what pissed me of is that she performed Make The World Move when she could help us with her part and performed Your Body instead but she and her team just dropped us and moved on it’s like confusing and now they releasing the 2nd single soon but she is performing other cuts instead of her new single Your Body and 2nd single Just A Fool. This does not even feel like a comeback, no promo and she is still looking like her problems late 2010/2011 I love her but she’s getting lazy to the point where I think she only performed Make The World Move because it does not require that much rehearsal and work that Your Body does!!!

    She needs to get into her normal real weight she’s been rocking for the 12 out of her almost 14yr career, she needs to get those vocals together, she needs to get a new team and if not her getting back into a smaller frame shape that will help her performance and voice, she needs to higher a new stylist that can deal with her new body frame because she is no longer skinny wear she will look good in anything now she has to dress in something for her body and Simone Harouche her stylist of 7years is used to styling models and Xtina’s old body!

    I love Christina Aguilera and I want the best for her and I just want she and her team to bring their part! Regardless she will always be my fave and #1

    • Miguel November 18, 2012


      Xtina the performer has become a LAZY ASS

      Get your regular weight together, rehearse your songs, including your lead single, and PERFORM them regularly, knowing the lyrics and not just screaming and riffing while a backing track sings the lyrics for ya

      No wonder she’s selling worse numbers than Bionic
      Her efforts are even more minimal this time – if that could even be possible!

  7. Josu November 18, 2012

    BEST performance (and I’m sure) NICKI MINAJ- FREEDOM

    • rob November 18, 2012

      In your dreams.

      • FAF November 18, 2012

        That’s HIS OPINION f***…

      • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 18, 2012

        @faf AND THATS HIS U B****!

    • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 18, 2012

      Mutha fucka PLEASE!

  8. LegendTina The Goddess Of Music November 18, 2012

    I’m happy that Kelly Clarkson is performing 1 of her first and biggest hits ‘Miss Independent’ that Christina Aguilera LegendTina co-wrote! YAS

  9. 77 November 18, 2012

    now for sure, we can agreed that CHRISTINA AGUILERA is D.O.N.E!!

    • FAF November 18, 2012

      She is an ICON !

  10. Mario November 18, 2012

    Looking forward to Carrie Underwood,Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk…..everybody else just blah.

  11. King Ne-Yo Stan November 18, 2012

    As for Legendtina selling 75k ? Isn’t that low in pop gurl standards ? (Lmao)

    Yasss at King PSY hopefully ending the show !!

    Get that promo Kelly !!

  12. PrettyPrissyPrincess November 18, 2012

    This s*** boring already zzzzzzzzzzzzz anyway call 712-945-2310 to come party and talk s*** and play music

  13. dyllypickles November 18, 2012

    no one wants to see ke$ha? im looking forward to it.

    kelly and pink will be great. christina is doing let there be love? that should really be a single.

  14. Yolanda November 18, 2012

    I Miss Beyonce ! She’s not the same sinds Matthew has gone ..

  15. lotus2012 November 18, 2012

    Christina Aguilera arrives at the NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Season 3 at House of Blues Sunset Strip on November 8, 2012Caption Christina Aguilera is hard at work rehearsing for her big performance at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday – and Access Hollywood has the exclusive details on what the pop diva will perform.

    The superstar singer will treat fans to a medley of new songs off of her latest album, “Lotus,” including, “Let There Be Love,” “Army of Me” and “Lotus,” a source inside Christina’s closed AMA rehearsal revealed to Access on Saturday.

    “The Voice” coach will begin her performance in a pink dress, before vanishing for about one minute in, then reemerging rocking a glittering black bustier.

    Christina’s performance will feature an anti-bullying theme, the source said, with her dancers dressed as misfits (including bikers, drag queens, etc.), and carrying signs featuring words associated with bullying, such as “doubt,” “hate” and “fear.”

  16. MC November 18, 2012

    Agreeing with @LegendTina The Goddess Of Music, why is Xtina not performing Your body and Just a fool? Both have the potential to do well on the charts thus helping the album sell because people will be aware she has an album out. Both of these songs did well on iTunes, so the lest Xtina and her team can IDK why “Army of me” and “Let there be love” are being performed. Xtina and Co. I will not feel bad if/when she flops because she is making no effort. How can you put out an album or piece of work that you say is suppose to “introduce” you to the younger generation and not give it promo? Gurl, bye. Best of luck, really.

  17. Miguel November 18, 2012

    Christina Aguilera is great at self-sabotaging!!!

    Take a 2 year hiatus (6 year really, because her Bionic era was one week of performances and then disappearing) …. release a catchy single written by Max Martin, with a killer video… only to completely IGNORE it, not perform it, let it die on radio, etc

    Why does she even bother?!

    Why go to Max Martin for hits, if you don’t want to promote and actually HAVE hits?

    She & her team have THE WORST strategy EVER

    Do you see ANY OTHER pop stars performing one different song from their album every time? Noo… you see them performing their f****** current SINGLE, multiple times

    • SHARON November 18, 2012

      AMEN!! Speaking nothing but the truth!!!

  18. GAslickmouf November 18, 2012

    211 best R&B album of the year and no Brandy???
    very disappointing at brandys team.
    brandy should be everywhere performing at any award show.

    211 still has potential to do very well at selling. Everyone like the CD, even ppl that dont have the album have heard the album is really good.

    Brandy did wat she said she was gona do, and that was to give this album her all.

    Its all her team now. late singles,late videos
    and waiting too long for everything is the down fall of 211. 3rd n 4th single should b out and videos.

    A Thanksgiving Day special should have been done.
    A documentry leading up to the album should have been done also.

    211 is fierce!!!

    But brandy team aint!!!

    • Mobwife: gnashing teeth November 18, 2012

      Yeah, I don’t know why Brandy and Keyshia Cole aren’t on the agenda?

  19. HoneyB November 18, 2012

    Legendtina will slay

  20. Os November 18, 2012

    Nicki performing Freedom i love that song,can’t wait to see the performance over all can’t wait to see some of there others do there thing.

  21. DIGGER BEY November 18, 2012

    This should b interesting. Im glad that the AMA roster is loaded with less pop tarts more real female singers! Kelly, Pink, Christina and Carrie are some of the top vocalist n the game! Glad to see all on one show! This is better than VH1 so call Divas. Also looking forward to Stevie, Usher, Breezy, Luda and Swizz. And just like a Rihoeanna fan to say “if ” she was performing. She would have the best performance of the nite. Lol Delusional @ Its Best. That w**** would get SLAUGTHERED by raw talent n the other performers.

  22. Tudde November 18, 2012

    So Chris Brown is performing on the 19th of November in Los Angeles at the AMA’s that starts at 8:00 EST and then he’s coming back to Sweden for his concert here at 8:00 pm GMT+1. Now note that there is a 9 hour difference between those timezones. This means it effectively gives him maximum 14 hours from the start of the AMA to have his performance done and then take a flight trip across the globe to Sweden and have a concert(its even gonna be less than 14 hrs Cuz it isn’t as if he is gonna start performing directly at 8:00)..


  23. Marlene Desiree November 18, 2012

    Cant wait for Christina Aguilera performance! DAMN

  24. AmbeRussell November 18, 2012

    im surprised they didnt call on any rnb females bc they tend to have a random mary j performance even when she has nothing out or alicia keys. hell at leaase brandy or even ciara. but idk why ppl say bionic didnt get a lot of promo, it had a lot compared to lotus and the average amout compared to other releases. i understand not performing just a fool since it wont be released for a few more days and she wants the voice performance to be the 1st, but why no your body? weird. and she stopped with bionic for the movie, whic another single coulda helped that album but she gaved up. she coulda performed a song on dancing with the stars and performed for lift me up for sandy, but both times she performed beautiful. i dont get her. usher why no dive? but i hope he has improved and im glad he is still pushing life into this project instead of giving up and moving onto the next. a ton of great songs left to become singles and he has the voice in spring to help promote (if it helps ie christina isnt being helped by the show). but psy… ill pass on that and why is chris ready to release a new album??
    AmbeRussell on youtube

  25. JOHNVIDAL November 18, 2012

    Chistina Aguilera performance is a little bit confusing. You can do this (singing a different song everytime) when your album is gonna become a huge event. But when you desperately need attention on your album and a single that can save it you need to focus on one single (or maybe two). Even two weeks ago it could have made sense, but a week or two after the release??? It´s ok if one of the songs is “Let there be Love” or “Army of Me”. But the other one in this midley needs to be “Your Body”. People need to hear something they know at least half of the performance
    A mess. Although for a Xtina fan should be would. The more songs the better

  26. Mobwife: gnashing teeth November 18, 2012

    Wait….what? 0_o

    Who in the hell wants to see or hear Carly Rae Jepsen? I guess Psy is this years LMFAO? So Xtina is going to sing until she finds a song the crowd wanst to buy? I guess the same can be said of Usher Raymond & Kelly Clarkson…4 SONGS? 0_o Why no just add more talent and allow ppl like Brandy, Keshia Cole etc to perform one song as well?

    *Hell I though my baby was going to perform “Don’t Judge Me” or “Nobody’s Perfect”! I may have to read about the winners come tomorrow cause this looks like some ol’ BS in the making!! with Usher singing 4 songs & his BELOVED mentee Justin Bieber singing 2, it’s a far gone conclusion Usher will once again win the award for the Best Male R&B! Chris Brown should just stay and play in Europe! His concert crowds have been off the hook! Why waste time with this mess? Screw this “pre-determined award show”! The bulsh*t they pulled last year was RATCHET X 10!

    *On a POSITIVE note: YEAH 3X for STEVIE WONDER performing! I hope they allow him to PERFORM ALONE THIS TIME! Anita Baker released new mterial this year. They could have also asked her to perform. Oh and where is Mariah Carey? They could have also included her! Man these rigged award shows are trip!*side-eye*

    • Mobwife: gnashing teeth November 18, 2012


    • MC November 18, 2012

      Why would they ask Mariah, Anita, etc and other talented people when they can ask PSY, Carly “debut 41k” Jaspen, etc and other talentless, soon to be irrelevant people? Media loves to hype the untalented (i.e. B.Spears…)

      • bxgirl November 18, 2012

        I think CB is going to the AMA’s to support Luda and Swizz Beats, they were there for him when he was at his darkest hour and I think he feels he should be there for them as well. I agree he should have passed and stayed in Europe but it is what it is

  27. Mobwife: gnashing teeth November 18, 2012


    • Mobwife: gnashing teeth November 18, 2012

      WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SITE TODAY? I’m having a “ghost in the machine” moment… LOL 🙂

      As I was trying to say, WHERE IN THE DEVIL is NE-YO? Why is he not performing? Didn’t he just drop a CD a week ago? NE-YO’s team needs to have several seats as well! —> __/

  28. Jay Jay November 18, 2012

    No offense but this show looks like it will be boring! No Chris Brown, Beyonce, Gaga, Ciara or Rihanna…it will be a snoozefest

    SN – I’m glad that Nicki is performing Freedom at least and not her Pop or Roman Ratchet singles

    • MC November 18, 2012

      Chris Brown is listed though.

  29. BLUE FRESH November 18, 2012

    Gurl I don’t see anybody on the damn list who I could actually call a “LIVE PERFORMER” but Usher, P!nk and Christina Agilera. These artists can slay any song from any genre without trying.

    Where is my massive big Black f****** BEYONSLAY, though? This genration leading artist?

    They want the show to FLOP or what?

    Because we all know that :

    • SHARON November 18, 2012

      True! Look at the vmas! No beyonce, No gaga and no britney or madonna = LOW ratings!

  30. yougo November 18, 2012

    where the hell is Bruno Mars? Dude’s is the top male pop star currently…..and his song is a non-Euro Dance smash hit….why isn’t he performing????

  31. Nichole November 18, 2012

    Why are Christina fans so concerned about sales? Christina DID say that she doesn’t care about album sales, correct? Perhaps you guys should follow her lead.

    Samantha, the only people who supported YB were Christina’s fans but the general public wasn’t here for it.

    • MC November 18, 2012

      Christina may not care, but her company does as they invest in her….what is the point of investment if it never pays off? Xtina stans LOVE calling others flops so they are kinda in a limbo over this. Much luck to her though.

  32. mr.m November 18, 2012

    Xtina, gurrrrrrrrrrrl?????????
    I don’t understand why you didn’t even give it a single performance!?
    You just buried it alive ..
    I’m your biggest fan .. but according to this move, b**** bye

  33. Yours Sincerely November 18, 2012

    Beyonce need to hurry up and get her ass back on the stage. Aint nobody that can give me life like her.

  34. Anne November 18, 2012

    @77–Rihanna used prerecorded vocals at SNL. Maybe CISLAY noticed that. Anyway, I’m surprised Rihanna and Alicia Keys are not performing although they have albums coming out this month.

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