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Taylor Swift to perform, receive Dick Clark award for excellence at American Music Awards

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NEW YORK — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Awards.

Dick Clark productions announced Friday that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday's show.

Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled "1989," her fifth album, released last month, became the singer's third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week.

Dick Clark's widow, Kari Clark, said in a statement that "the first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special."

PHOTO: FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square in New York. Swift is getting a special, and new, award from the American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions announced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday’s show. Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled “1989,” her fifth album that was released last month, became the singer’s third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square in New York. Swift is getting a special, and new, award from the American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions announced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday’s show. Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled “1989,” her fifth album that was released last month, became the singer’s third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Swift will kick off the awards show with a performance of "Blank Space," her new single which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week.

The AMAs will air live on ABC. Iggy Azalea is the lead nominee with six.


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