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YAHOO LIVE TO EXCLUSIVELY LIVE STREAM TWO-HOUR RED CARPET PRE-SHOW “SAMSUNG GALAXY RED CARPET LIVE! @ THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” ON SUNDAY, MAY 17 AT 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT RED CARPET SHOW HOSTED BY CHELSEA BRIGGS, CHELSEA CANNELL,
M. TYE COMER,
BAILEE MADISON, JEANNIE MAI, JENNETTE MCCURDY,
BONNIE MCKEE AND TED STRYKER

LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE NATALIE LA ROSE,
ANDY GRAMMER AND MKTO

 

Santa Monica, CA (May 13, 2015) – dick clark productions announced today that the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” red carpet pre-show will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/live) beginning at 6pm ET/3PM PT on Sunday, May 17. The two-hour digital stream can also be watched at Yahoo.com/Live, ABC.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com and additional online destinations via the Yahoo Screen App. available on iOS and Android, and connected devices including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The red carpet live stream pre-show precedes the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and is hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen on Sunday, May 17, on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT.The “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Chelsea Briggs, Chelsea Cannell, M. Tye Comer, Bailee Madison, Jeannie Mai, Jennette McCurdy, Bonnie McKee and Ted Stryker.

“Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” will provide fans with exclusive red carpet access, including celebrity arrivals and interviews, special musical performances and more. Fans will be able to interact with their favorite artists via interviews from the Fan Pit, as well as on social media through the show’s Twitter Stage, displaying fan Twitter commentary on a digital backdrop. This year’s red carpet also includes the Fashion Studio, where renowned photographer Ramona Rosales will photograph the evening’s red carpet looks.

Live red carpet performances include Natalie La Rose, Andy Grammer and MKTO, who will perform their hit singles “Classic” and “Bad Girls” for fans and red carpet guests.

Dutch native Natalie La Rose moved to Los Angeles at 20-years-old to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and dancer. Inspired by everyone from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Mariah Carey, she honed her vocal chops through years of diligent practice. In 2011 while attending an ESPY Awards after party, she walked up to Flo Rida and told him they were going to work together. Struck by her charisma and confidence, the (intrigued) multi-platinum international superstar invited her to the studio the next day. Over the course of two years to follow, she performed alongside Flo across the globe at sold out shows. 2013 saw her officially ink a deal with his International Music Group (I.M.G.) label, formally solidifying their partnership. Her debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records, “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih], is shaping up to be one of this summer’s biggest singles.  Soaring across multiple radio formats, the track reached No. 1 at Rhythm and recently entered the Top 3 on Top 40 airplay charts nationwide.  What’s more, “Somebody” recently entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Top 10 of both iTunes’ Pop and Overall Top Songs chart. “Somebody” has been one of the Top 5 “Most Shazamed Records in the USA,” has over 57 million streams on Spotify worldwide and just over 38 million YouTube/Vevo views and counting.   La Rose recently made her national television debuts on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Late Late Show with James Corden. She also opened the Radio Disney Music Awards with Fifth Harmony, who she will be touring with this summer.

From hustling street performer on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade to Platinum-selling recording artist, it seems like just yesterday that Andy Grammer was discovered by Steve Greenberg and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male in a decade (since John Mayer in 2002), to reach the top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart with his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” which have sold 2 million downloads combined, according to Nielsen Music. His latest album Magazines or Novels, has produced the fast-growing hit “Honey, I’m Good,” which is becoming the relationship anthem of the year, zooming into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 this month.

LA pop duo MKTO are comprised of Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelly. The actors, whose credits include Malcolm starring in ABC’s LOST and Antoine Fisher and Tony in the feature film The Purge, met on the set of Teen Nick’s Gigantic in 2010. The duo immediately bonded over their passion for music and we’re signed with songwriters/producers Eman and Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, Rihanna) who inked them a deal to Columbia Records and began executive producing their self-titled debut album. MKTO featured the 2014 double platinum global smash single “Classic,” which hit No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the uplifting “American Dream.” The band headlined a 2014 summer club tour and served as the opening act on the U.S. leg of Demi Lovato’s World Arena Tour in Fall 2014, while they began to work on their sophomore album to be released later this year. In May 2015, MKTO will released their highly anticipated new single “BAD GIRLS” which is poised to be the summer anthem of 2015!

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