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AJ Gibson & More to Host AMA Red Carpet Live Pre-Show

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Dick Clark productions today announced "AMAs Red Carpet Live presented by Security Benefit," the official pre-show for the 2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. AJ Gibson, Marc Malkin, Laura Marano and Oliver Trevena will host. The two-hour pre-show will stream LIVE from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th starting at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences globally on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at or via @AMAs.

Produced by Dick Clark productions, the "AMAs Red Carpet Live presented by Security Benefit" pre-show live stream will be available exclusively on Twitter, where fans can watch and participate in the live red carpet experience. Featuring exclusive interviews and a star-studded lineup of nominees, performers and presenters, fans will be able to engage in real-time conversation on the platform as some of the biggest moments of the night unfold. Questions sourced from Twitter using #AskAMAs will also enable fans to participate in the red carpet.

As part of the live stream, comprehensive advertising packages are available via Twitter.

The "2017 American Music Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Not only was AJ Gibson the original host of Hollywood Today Live on FOX, he has sat next to Kit Hoover as a guest co-host on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE and has appeared regularly on Good Day LA as both an anchor and entertainment correspondent! From time to time, you can also catch AJ sitting next to the ladies of THE TALK on CBS or giving fans the Inside Scoop on both THE Wendy Williams SHOW and on the Wendy App, via a weekly celebrity interview segment which he produces and hosts called "From A to J!" AJ has also become a fixture on Hollywood's most watched red carpets, chatting with some of the world's most admired celebrities in front of millions of LIVE viewers! From THE GOLDEN GLOBES to the Billboard Music Awards, where AJ was named one of the best dressed men in entertainment by Esquire, AJ has covered it all!

Marc Malkin is one of Hollywood's most recognizable journalists and red carpet correspondents. A two-time Emmy nominee, Marc has broken international headline-making news about Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and many others. A regular fixture at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys and the Grammys, Marc's social media followers have come to rely on and trust his coverage and expertise. He is also writer and an author. Originally from New York City, Marc now lives in L.A with his husband and their two dogs.

Actress and singer Laura Marano is signed to Warner Bros. Records. The 21-year-old is widely known for her starring role as "Ally" in the Disney Channel international hit TV series Austin & Ally. She won "Best Actress on TV" at the Kids Choice Awards and garnered multiple TEEN CHOICE AWARDS nominations. Laura has over 11 million followers on her socials. Marano released the fabulous single "Boombox" last year on Big Machine Records, for which the video garnered over 45 million views. Laura was also named one of Vevo's Top 10 Emerging Artists. Additionally, she wrote and performed the theme song to the latest video for the animated Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, which made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con. Laura has developed her own apparel and accessories brand after curating a collection of prom dresses for the brand Sherri Hill. She has appeared in the 2015 feature film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and co-hosted TLC's Say Yes to The Prom Dress. Laura is due out with two feature films; War With Grandpa - alongside Robert DeNiro, Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken - and the Greta Gerwig-directed high school drama, Ladybird, with Saoirse Ronan. In addition to singing and acting, Laura has hosted the red carpet for THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS and the Billboard Music Awards. She also has her own weekly radio show, "For The Record," on the Radio Disney Network.

British host and actor Oliver Trevena has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and musicians at the likes of Young Hollywood, and Sirius XM's "Dirty Pop" alongside NSYNC'S Lance Bass. He was also recently the lead Host at Esquire Network's "Joyride" alongside T- Pain & Mischa Barton and is currently producing and hosting ATV Music Sessions for Awesomeness TV & The Hollywood Reporter's in-studio interview series with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. As an actor, he's appeared on series, such as "Leverage," "The Good Guys," and "The Forgotten". Oliver is also the Global Brand Ambassador for the clothing brand ALLSAINTS & spokesperson for the Global organization "Not for sale" - fighting to end human trafficking around the world.

Sponsors for the "2017 American Music Awards" include Comcast's Xfinity, Security Benefit and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/Westwood One and Music Choice.

The "2017 American Music Awards" is produced by Dick Clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Twitter: @AMAs
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