via press release:
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, JUSTIN BIEBER, MARY J. BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON AND MAROON 5 TO PERFORM AT THE “2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(R),” NOVEMBER 20 ON ABC
dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson announced that Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 will perform at the “2011 American Music Awards(R)”. They join previously announced acts including Katy Perry and Pitbull. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera will team up to perform “Moves Like Jagger.” In keeping with recent tradition, the “American Music Awards” is a host-free event that highlights music’s biggest artists performing on one stage.
The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOV. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.). This year ABC will air a live pre-show, “Countdown to the American Music Awards,” starting at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs,” hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Josh Sussman and Xzibit, will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2:00 p.m., PT/ 5:00 p.m., ET.
For the fifth 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 and Contemporary Inspirational. Fans can go to the official homepage of the “2011 American Music Awards,” ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
Orly Adelson and Larry Klein, “AMA” producer, jointly stated: “The ‘AMAs’ have always showcased the biggest acts on one stage, and this year is no exception with a diverse and talented group of musicians.”
About Christina Aguilera
One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four No.1 singles on the Billboard hot 100 chart, and has won five Grammy Awards, as well as three top five albums in the United States. She has collaborated with other legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Elton John and The Rolling Stones. She was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 100 greatest singers of all time.
About Justin Bieber
In less than two years Justin Bieber has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. He is the youngest male solo artist in Billboard 200 chart history to score a No.1 album, since 13-year-old Stevie Wonder. His album, “My Worlds 2.0,” is the first album since ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” in 2000 to spend its first 27 weeks in the Billboard 200 Top 10. Bieber has reached almost 2.2 billion views on YouTube, over 36 million Facebook fans, and over 13 million followers on Twitter. “Never Say Never,” his concert documentary, had the biggest first week ever for a documentary and went on to become the highest grossing concert film in U.S. history. Bieber’s new Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” will be released on November 1, 2011. The album features Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Usher, The Band Perry and Busta Rhymes. He has received multiple prestigious awards, including four American Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, four Much Music Awards, four Teen Choice Awards, a Brit Award, two Juno Awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, six Billboard Awards, as well as a CMT Award.
About Mary J Blige
Iconic, Multi Grammy-winning artist, singer/songwriter, producer and actress Mary J. Blige has announced plans to release her highly anticipated 10th studio album, “My Life II?The Journey Continues (Act 1),” on November 21, 2011. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Among her many accolades, she can claim eight multi-platinum albums, one platinum album, nine Grammy Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 29) and four American Music Awards. She stars opposite Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in Warner Bros’ “Rock of Ages,” which will be released in June 2012.
About Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson just released her highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Stronger.” Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Clarkson has released five studio albums (“Thankful,” “Breakaway,” “My December,” “All I Ever Wanted,” “Stronger”), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the U.S. and has had seven singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards.
About Maroon 5
Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than 15 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 has won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, “Songs About Jane.” The band recently released their third studio album, “Hands All Over,” which spawned the Grammy-nominated single, “Misery.” Maroon 5’s latest hit, “Moves Like Jagger,” reached the No. 1 spot on the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts. In addition, Adam Levine will return in February as one of the celebrity coaches on NBC’s “The Voice”.
About the Voting
American Music Awards(R) nominees are selected from both BigChampagne’s Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks. Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group. Winners are chosen by public vote online.
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 http://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. For press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.