Bieber, Jepsen & More Set for ABC's AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 11/18
Dick Clark productions (dcp) has announced that Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris will all perform on THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. They join previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, P!nk, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Usher on this year's show, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425).
For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational and -- for the first year ever -- Electronic Dance Music. Fans can go to the official homepage of "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards," ama.abc.com, to find nominations, performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
For the fourth consecutive year, the live online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2012 AMAs" will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m., ET / 2:00 p.m., PT and will be hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Sean Kingston, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds, as well as Nokia correspondent Andy Grammer. Viewers will be able to watch the live show on ABC.com, AMAs365.com, Cokemusic.com, Livestream, Ustream, YouTube, and through AP Live Entertainment. Livestream and Ustream-powered video players will be made available to media partners, as well as for the websites and Facebook Pages of participating talent.
"The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards" is produced by Dick Clark productions, inc. Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson will executive produce the show. Larry Klein will produce. The program will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.
Fans can go to ama.abc.com, AMAs365.com, follow the AMAs on Twitter @theamas, and like the AMAs on Facebook at facebook.com/amas to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, Memes, Gifs and more. Fans can now watch "AMAs On Demand," a weekly web series hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole and Megan Turney. The web series is published weekly to YouTube (youtube.com/awardsshownetwork), ABC.com and other streaming partners and covers all things "AMA," including breaking news, artist spotlights, retrospectives on fashion, acceptance speeches, red carpet and backstage interviews.
Justin Bieber - one of the most googled people on the planet - has amassed over 3 billion views on YouTube, over 47 million Facebook fans and more than 29 million Twitter followers. Bieber's current album BELIEVE (Island Def Jam) exploded to #1 in 30 countries including top markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Brazil. The platinum album's first two singles "Boyfriend" and the #1 radio smash "As Long As You Love Me" feat. Big Sean are both multiplatinum. Bieber's current Believe World Tour sold out in 45 minutes and is the #1 grossing tour in the world according to Billboard magazine. "Beauty And A Beat," which features Nicki Minaj, recently smashed the VEVO record for the most watched music video in 24 hours delivering 10.6 million views. The video is currently at more than 70 million views since its VEVO premiere on Friday, October 12. He is currently signed to Schoolboy Records.
Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson's most recent effort Stronger debuted at #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart. The album is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and produced the smash singles, "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" which marks Kelly's 9th and 10th Top 10 hit. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart for two consecutives weeks (3 weeks total) marking her 3rd #1 on the Hot 100 chart after 2002's "A Moment Like This" and 2009's "My Life Would Suck Without You." Kelly was recently a mentor on ABC's Duets as well as a guest mentor for Team Blake on NBC's The Voice. Kelly was recently nominated for a 2012 CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Kelly is set to release Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 on November 19, which will feature 3 new tracks as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date.
Canadian singer/songwriter and breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen has taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit single "Call Me Maybe." Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks claiming the longest Hot 100 No. 1 run of 2012. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen's native Canada the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 37 countries and selling more than 10 million singles worldwide, while the official video has racked up more than 325 million views on YouTube. Follow up platinum single "Good Time," a duet with Owl City, climbed to No. 3 on the Pop Chart, No. 5 on the iTunes Singles chart, and No. 13 on Billboard's Hot 100, while the video has over 54 million YouTube views. Carly Rae Jepsen released her debut album Kiss onSeptember 18th via 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope Records and the video for her new single "This Kiss" is featured in front of Paramount Pictures' film "FUN SIZE," in theaters everywhere now. Billboard has named Jepsen its "Rising Star" at the 2012 Billboard Women In Music event on November 30 in New York City- the award acknowledges success and great potential among artists in the Early Stages of their career. Carly Rae Jepsen is currently touring this fall with Justin Bieber on the multi-platinum Pop/R&B sensation's 2012 headlining 'Believe' tour of North America.
South Korean singer and rapper PSY has quickly become an international sensation with the 2012 breakout hit, "Gangnam Style." The artist, born Park Jae-Sang, began his music career in 2001 with the album PSY from the PSYcho World! The album's in-your-face lyrics connected well with Korean teens but also ignited some controversy, resulting in fines and a restriction of sales to adults only. He capitalized on the publicity by releasing two more albums, Sa 2 and 3 PSY, a year later, which earned songwriting accolades at the 2004 SBS and Seoul Music Awards. PSY's third album, Sa Jib (Sa House), followed in 2006, along with more honors from the SBS Music Awards and M.net KM Music Festival. Aside from his regular recording and performing duties, PSY became a familiar face with appearances on Korean game shows like X-Man and talk shows like Golden Fishery, bringing his flashy style and offbeat charm to the masses. His fifth album, PSY Five, arrived in 2010 as the artist signed to YG Entertainment, one of Korea's largest talent agencies and record labels, and took home trophies from the Melon, Seoul, and M.net Asian Music Awards ceremonies. PSY kicked off 2011 with Best Album honors from the 20th High1 Seoul Music Festival, and by the following spring he joined the cast of the Korean televised talent competition Superstar K as judge. His fame reached international status in the summer of 2012 with the release of the album PSY's Best 6th Part 1, propelled by the single "Gangnam Style," which he immortalized in a video with campy choreography that simulated riding a horse. Within a month of its release, the video racked up over 28 million hits on YouTube and inspired parody clips from all corners of the globe. PSY is currently signed to Schoolboy Records.
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