MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST AND SONGWRITER GWEN STEFANI PRESENTS THE DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF HER NEW SINGLE, �WIND IT UP,� ON THE �2006 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,� AIRING LIVE NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC
Multi platinum singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani will light up the �2006 American Music Awards� with the debut performance of her new single, �Wind It Up,� from her much anticipated second solo album, �The Sweet Escape.� Stefani, known for her energetic, heart pumping live performances, will debut the single on the telecast live, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will emanate from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, and is produced by dick clark productions, inc.
Stefani joins previously announced performers Beyonc�, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Snow Patrol and Tenacious D.
The �2006 American Music Awards� will also welcome a star-studded roster of celebrity presenters, to be announced, who will help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music.
Winners of the American Music Awards are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, will be sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc. Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales. Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are kept secret until envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.
The executive producer of the �2006 American Music Awards� is Allen Shapiro. Producer of the television special is Larry Klein, with Louis J. Horvitz directing. Writers will be Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson. Executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo. The associate producer is Don Harary. John Shaffner and Joe Stewart are the production designers. The talent executive is Carla Patterson. The executive in charge is Fran La Maina.
For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.abc.com. To request media credentials to cover this event, please visit http://www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama/and complete the credential application.
The �2006 American Music Awards� will be broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.