Nicki Minaj, Drake, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, and Mary J. Blige are among the performers scheduled to hit the stage at the American Music Awards Sunday, but arguably, the most anticipated appearances will come from the recently split power couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who will be delivering separate sets.
The AMAs talent booker needs to get a nice bonus for this coup. Lopez will be playing a medley of her songs "Unil It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On The Floor" as well as her new collab with will.i.am, "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," according to People. Anthony will reportedly join Pitbull and Lil Jon for their song "Rain Over Me."
The night could get awkward because Lopez's new backup-dancer beau, Casper Smart, may also be performing with her.
But don't expect any fireworks between Lopez and Anthony, who are on amicable terms these days. They have 3-year-old twins together and are partners in several business ventures. Last week, they reunited in Puerto Rico to film their new show, "Q'Via! The Chosen."
Jennifer and Marc aren't the only celebs under close watch. The development in the Justin Bieber paternity suit gets more interesting by the day. It was announced this week that the allegations against the 17-year-old teen idol have been dropped. Fans of pop darling Adele were happy to learn that she is recovering after undergoing throat surgery. Teen hip-hop newcomer Mac Miller surprisingly debuted at No. 1 on the charts, and some of the most prominent public figures -- Diddy, Obama, Will & Jada — paid their respects to the late Heavy D on Friday, the day of his funeral.
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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 MUSIC NEWS STORIES
1) Strictly Business —- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony both scheduled for AMAs set list.
2) Nuttin' But Love —- Diddy and Obama remarks shared at Heavy's funeral.
3) Baby, Baby, Baby, No —- Justin Bieber paternity suit dropped.
4) The Voice -- Adele improving about throat surgery.
5) A Milli -- 19-year-old hip-hop newcomer tops the charts.
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- Nicki Minaj