THE PUBLIC TO CHOOSE THEIR FAVORITE ARTIST OF THE YEAR ON FOURTH ANNUAL T-MOBILE TEXT-IN AWARD FOR "2007 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," NOV. 18 ON ABC
Fans Can Vote Via T-Mobile� Text Messaging or at ama.abc.com
The "2007 American Music Awards" is asking the public to cast their votes for the T-Mobile Text-In Award, the only award which will determine the fans' favorite from a list of top artists. This is also the only award where fans can text in their vote. The T-Mobile Text-In Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, which airs SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The nominees were chosen from different genres of music and were the top names in each category based on sales and airplay from January-September, 2007 in the United States. Those vying for the T-Mobile Text-In Award are:
� Norah Jones
� Carrie Underwood
Beginning November 5, 2007, fans can cast their vote for the T-Mobile Text-In Award. T-Mobile USA subscribers can send a text message using their T-Mobile phones by sending the letter corresponding to their favorite artist ("A" for Akon, "B" for Daughtry, "C" for Fergie, "D" for Norah Jones, "E" for Carrie Underwood") to short code "AMA" (262). Standard text messaging charges apply for text messaging an entry. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Voting via text message and on ABC.com is now open and will conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m., ET, during the show on November 18.
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. Nominees and winners are decided by national sales, radio play and by public voting. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. On the "2007 American Music Awards," which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, 21 awards will be given out representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. Winners will be announced from the new NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, during the live, star-studded show, featuring celebrity presenters and live performances.
About dick clark productions, inc.
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcpi) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcpi produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. dcpi 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," among other things. For additional information, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com. To request media credentials to cover this event, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama/ and complete the credential application.
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