2014 American Music Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals Photos! (@TheAMAs #AMAs)

Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Music’s hottest acts are heating up the orange carpet at the 2014 American Music Awards taking place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday afternoon (November 23) in Los Angeles.

The official kick-off event for the 2014 American Music Awards featured performances by Becky G, R5, Ella Henderson, Mary Lambert, and Katy Tiz. Lance BassChelsea BriggsKandi BurrussGavin DegrawFranke GrandeTaryn ManningJordin SparksMorgan Stewart and Ted Stryker, also chatted with nominees, presenters, and VIP attendees as they walked along the red carpet at the Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs preshow.

Tonight’s ine-up of must-see artists include Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening’s host, Pitbull.

Additional stars slated to present throughout the evening include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Olivia Munn, Kevin O’Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor.

Check out some photos and videos from the red carpet below. Who are YOU most excited to see at the 2014 American Music Awards? Don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.