On Thursday, November 17, 2011 dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson announced that Drake and Ludacris will each perform at “The 2011 American Music Awards®.” From the highly demanded album in stores now “Take Care”, Drake will perform his hit record “Headlines.”
Ludacris will join Enrique Iglesias as the 6th unique collaboration of the evening which sets a new AMA record for the most collaborations in the show’s 39 year history.
The other collaborations will include Pitbull with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine, will.i.am with Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj with David Guetta, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera.
The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th (8:00-11:00 pm ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.)
The show’s full roster of performing talent now includes: Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, Gym Class Heroes, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and will.i.am.
This year, ABC will air a live pre-show “Countdown to The American Music Awards” hosted by Chris Harrison and Vanessa Lachey and live reporting by Ryan Devlin starting at 7:00pm 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, Mario, Audrina Patridge and Josh Sussman will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET at ABC.com, Livestream.com/AMAs and other partner sites.
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.
About the Voting :
American Music Awards® 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 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.
Sources: dick clark productions and ABC
Photo credit to: Enrique Iglesias & Drake Facebook Fan Page
Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.
Director: Jon Chu
Starting: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Ludacris, Jaden Smith, Usher Raymond and more.
Studio: (Paramount Pictures)
Release Date: 02/11/2011
- Paramount Pictures (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
- United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
About Justin Bieber:
Justin Drew Bieber (pronounced /ˈbiːbər/ BEE-bər, born March 1, 1994) is a Canadianpop-R&B singer. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who happened to come across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher, and then to a recording contract with Island Records offered by L.A. Reid.
His debut single, “One Time“, released worldwide in 2009, charted in the top 30 in over ten countries. His debut release, My World, followed on November 17, 2009, and was eventually certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released on March 23, 2010 and has since received similar success; it debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, “Baby,” in January 2010. For more information visit http://www.justinbiebermusic.com/
Sources: IMDB, Media Max Online, Wikipedia & http://www.justinbieberneversaynever.com/
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Expo 2010 gives the opportunity for songwriters, composers and producers to learn and network.
Hundred of thousands of music creators from all genres of music are able to listen to panels, check workshops, visit master classes, and meet keynote speakers. It also provides one-on-one sessions with well-known singers and songwriters. The attendees also get critiqued by entertainment industry professionals, and have the opportunity to network with people from different parts of the nation. By attending the Expo they can see current products and state of the art technology demonstrations by vendors, which can help them with their music careers. Also, they are able to see live performances by their favorite singers.
The Expo opened on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, then continued on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, and concluded on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:45 am to 6:45 pm
There was a lot to cover from the Expo event, so we selected to cover the following on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 1:45 to 3:00 pm. “We Create Music” panelists included: Jason Mraz, songwriter, performer (I’m Yours, Make It Mine, Lucky, The Remedy), C.Tricky Stewart, producer, songwriter (Single Ladies; put a ring on it, Umbrella, Touch My Body, Just fine), Brian Tyler, composer (Film Eagle Eye, Rambo, Fast and Furious, The Expendables), and Phil Vassar, songwriter, performer (Just Another Day In Paradise, Bye Bye, Six Pack Summer, In a Real Love). The panelist moderator was Paul Williams, songwriter and actor (Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve Only Just Begun, The Rainbow Connection, President and Chairman of the Board ASCAP).
From 5:15 to 6:30 pm they held an “I Create Music” Interview with John Mayer (singer, songwriter and guitarist) conducted by Erik Philbrook from ASCAP.
On Friday, April 23, 2010 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm they held an “I Create Music” interview with Quincy Jones (musician, composer, producer, arranger and conductor) interviewed by Ludacris (artist) (We missed this interview.). Also, they presented I Create Music Center Stage at the Highlands from 8:00 to 10:00 pm where Chantal Kreviazuk, Allison Iraheta, Raul Midon and Gordie Sampson sang for their fans and members. The event was hosted by Loretta Munoz of ASCAP.
On Saturday, April 24, 2010 ASCAP presented “Just the Two of Us: A conversation between Justin Timberlake (songwriter, performer, producer and actor) and Bill Withers (multi-Grammy Award winner singer, songwriter)” from 3:45 to 5:00 pm.
ASCAP has offices in New York, London, Miami, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta.
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 380,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.
ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP’s licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music. For more information visit http://www.ascap.com
Editor’s note: Quotes, photos and videos from the panelist artists will be added soon because we are still editing them. By the way, we want to thank ASCAP’s publicity firm for allowing us to cover this event, but we are sad to share with you that ASCAP employees did not allow the press/media outlets to take photos, go backstage to take photos. or ask the artists questions, so there are no direct quotes or questions from them. The only people allowed to record and take photographs were their employees.
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