American Authors, Aloe Blacc to Perform at KIDS CHOICE AWARDS; Kristen Bell & More to Present
Top 10 iTunes selling artists Aloe Blacc and American Authors will amp up the crowd and perform at the ultimate kids' celebration, Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing live Saturday, March 29, at 8p.m. Performing a medley of his hit songs, "Wake Me Up" and "The Man," Blacc will join host Mark Wahlberg live, along with American Authors who will perform their #1 smash single, "Best Day of My Life." Kids can still cast their votes in 22 categories across all of Nickelodeon's digital outlets
"Looking forward to my very first Kids' Choice Awards performance," says Aloe Blacc. "Can't wait to sing 'Wake Me Up' and 'The Man' with all my fans."
"We're such big fans of Nickelodeon and the Kids' Choice Awards!" said American Authors. "It's an honor to be performing on the show March 29th, we can't wait! PLEASE SLIME US!!!!"
Aloe Blacc's "Wake Me Up"-the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote with Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe-proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit (Blacc's major-label full-length debut, released by XIX Recordings/Interscope Records), the rapper-turned-singer pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion and finds him teaming up with premier producers like Pharrell Williams, DJ Khalil (Eminem, Drake, Kendrick Lamar) and Rock Mafia (No Doubt, Miley Cyrus) to achieve a slick and smooth retro-soul sound. Blacc began writing rap lyrics at age nine, put out his first hip-hop mixtape in 1996 and released his soul/R&B-laced debut album Shine Through in 2006. Soon after, Blacc began work on the record that would change his life and career: Good Things, an album certified gold in the UK, France, Germany, and Australia, among other countries. Along with "I Need a Dollar" (the platinum-selling single that was selected as the theme song to HBO's How To Make it In America), Good Things included the singles "Loving You Is Killing Me" and "Green Lights." Blacc will tour the US this summer with Bruno Mars.
Brooklyn-based American Authors' debut album on Island Records (containing the #1 Hot AC hit single "Best Day Of My Life") is available everywhere. Touring consistently across the U.S. and Canada through late summer, the band was recently selected for the highly influential VEVO LIFT emerging artists program after being chosen as VH1's official "You Oughta Know" selection for February. Their hit single that just went platinum, "Best Day Of My Life" was featured in a commercial for Lowe's, a trailer for the film Delivery Man, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, a Major League Baseball Fan Cave commercial and the opening sequence of this year's ESPN World Series Of Poker coverage. In addition to several performances on national television, they also appeared on The CW's The Carrie Diaries. The four members of American Authors - Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass) and Matt Sanchez (drums) - came together at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Each brings their own influences and experiences to the table, creating pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics and contagious optimism.
Nickelodeon recently launched an interactive, digital Kids' Choice Awards-themed Book, the first-ever dedicated book produced for a live awards show, available exclusively on iBooks. The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards: The Official Multi-Touch Book offers fans an inside look at the irreverent show before and after the star-studded event. The book features fun facts about this year's nominees and host, Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg; video clips from Kids' Choice Awards throughout the years; behind-the-scenes videos of Nick stars; photo galleries of the most memorable show moments throughout the years; quizzes, unexpected surprises and more. The book will be updated leading up to the big event. Download the book for free at www.iTunes.com/KCA.