via press release:
DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY AND NE-YO ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS FOR
THE “2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®,” NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC
Vote for This Year’s AMAs at www.amavote.com
dick clark productions (dcp) president Orly Adelson announced that Ne-Yo and Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will perform at the “2010 American Music Awards®.” They join previously announced acts including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.razorgator.com/ama or call 1-800-542-4466).
AMA producer Larry Klein said: “Diddy and Ne-Yo are tremendous additions to this year’s show lineup. Ne-Yo will make a special performance, and we will see Diddy return to the AMA stage with his new group, Diddy-Dirty Money.”
dick clark productions will also air a live red carpet digital pre-show, “Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ The 2010 AMAs,” on November 21st at 2:00 p.m., PT / 5:00 p.m., ET. The pre-show, featuring hosts Danny Gokey, Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass, Whitney Port and the returning Coca-Cola Correspondent David Lehre, will be available on ABC.com and USTREAM.TV.
For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.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, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational. Fans can go to the official homepage of the “2010 American Music Awards,” ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.
Diddy-Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris album has officially announced its time of arrival. The debut album from the new super-group of multiplatinum-selling, three-time Grammy-winning Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (a founding member of the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane) and songwriter Kalenna Harper (whose credits include work with music luminaries such as Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Timbaland and producer Rodney Jerkins) will be released by Bad Boy/Interscope Records on December 14, 2010. The album’s latest single, “Coming Home,” will be released in two weeks. “Hello Good Morning” featuring T.I. has already reached gold status. In addition, “Loving You No More” featuring Drake has hit the Top 25 at Urban radio. Its video, directed by Gil Green and recently shot in Miami, will soon premiere.
Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo will be releasing his brand new fourth studio album, LIBRA SCALE, on November 22. On October 5, Ne-Yo debuted the album’s new single, “One in a Million” on ABC’s top-rated TV series “Dancing with the Stars.” LIBRA SCALE is the much-anticipated follow-up to Ne-Yo’s RIAA platinum Year of the Gentleman, which debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and UK national charts in September 2008. That album spun off a trio of consecutive RIAA platinum hits: “Closer” (#1 U.S. Dance, #1 UK), “Miss Independent” (#1 U.S. R&B, #1 UK R&B), and “Mad” (#5 U.S. R&B, #3 UK R&B). Year of the Gentleman generated a league-leading total of five Grammy nominations in 2009 – with “Miss Independent” winning for Best R&B Song (songwriters award) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Year of the Gentleman followed up Because of You (May 2007), which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and In My Own Words (February 2006) – both #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums charts.
About dick clark productions, inc.
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
About the American Music Awards
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. To apply for credentials to cover the show, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.