This marks Jay's second time performing on the awards show. He will join the previously announced Alicia Keys in a special collaboration on "Empire State of Mind."
Jay-Z has been nominated in the Rap/Hip-Hop category six times — this year his nominations also include Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album.
"We are thrilled to have Jay-Z and Alicia Keys on stage together for the 2009 American Music Awards," show producer Larry Klein said in a statement to Access. "Both are such talented artists, it is sure to be a memorable performance."
The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday,, November 22 at 8 PM. on ABC. This year's AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
Dick Clark Productions will also air a live digital pre-show hosted by Julie Moran from the 2009 American Music Awards red carpet available on ABC.com, USTREAM.com and mycokerewards.com and mycoke.com.
Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.
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