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[11/14/06 - 12:27 PM]
The Hottest Men Across All Musical Genres Take on the "2006 American Music Awards," Airing Live November 21 on Abc
Jay-Z, Lionel Richie, Barry Manilow, John Mayer, Akon & Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx are all scheduled to perform.

[via press release from ABC]

THE HOTTEST MEN ACROSS ALL MUSICAL GENRES TAKE ON THE �2006 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,� AIRING LIVE NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC

Jay-Z, Lionel Richie, Barry Manilow, John Mayer, Akon & Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx Scheduled to Perform

Multi-platinum recording artist, president & CEO of Def Jam and 2004 Favorite Male Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop American Music Award winner Jay-Z will take the stage in his very first primetime performance since stepping out of the spotlight three years ago, on the �2006 American Music Awards,� airing live TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The groundbreaking artist will perform the lead single, �Show Me What You Got,� from his first solo LP, �Kingdom Come,� since announcing his retirement. In addition multi-platinum superstar and three-time American Music Award winner Barry Manilow will perform songs from his hit album, �Greatest Songs of the Sixties.� Music legend and 16-time American Music Award winner Lionel Richie will perform his number one single, �I Call It Love,� from his latest album, �Coming Home,� and multi-platinum singer/songwriter John Mayer will rock the crowd with a track from his third studio album, �Continuum.� Also, hit-making rap artists Akon & Snoop Dogg will get the packed house on their feet with �I Wanna Love You,� and Oscar winning actor and two-time 2006 American Music Award nominee Jamie Foxx will burn up the stage with songs from his debut album, �Unpredictable.� The �2006 American Music Awards,� hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will emanate from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, and is produced by dick clark productions, inc.

These amazing artists join the prestigious list of performers already announced, including Beyonc�, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Snow Patrol and Tenacious D. The �2006 American Music Awards� also welcomes celebrity presenters Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez (�Dancing with the Stars�), Vanessa Williams (�Ugly Betty�), Kenny �Babyface� Edmonds, William Shatner (�Boston Legal,� �Show Me the Money�), Carmen Electra, Foo Fighter�s Dave Grohl, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, �Grey�s Anatomy� stars Isaiah Washington and Justin Chambers, Taye Diggs (�Day Break�), Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk, Linkin Park, Chris Brown, Ice Cube, Chingy, Sean Paul, Tyrese, Frankie J, Brian McKnight, �Hannah Montana�s� Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, Chamillionaire, JC Chasez, JoJo, Sarah Silverman, Weird Al Yankovic, Jesse McCartney, Cheetah Girls, Wendie Malick (�Big Day�), Kirk Franklin and cast members from �High School Musical,� 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. Talent producer is Carla Patterson. 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� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.





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· BIG DAY (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DAY BREAK (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· SHOW ME THE MONEY (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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