CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM AT "2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," NOVEMBER 23 ON ABC
Aguilera Will Join Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys,
Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift and Many More at 36th Annual AMAs;
Added Presenters Include Motley Crue, Terrence Howard and Nick Lachey
"American Music Awards" Producer Larry Klein announced today that Christina Aguilera will perform at the live ceremony. Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2008 AMAs, which will also feature performances by Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, P!nk, The Fray and Annie Lennox, who will receive the special Award of Merit. Klein also announced that Motley Crue, Terrence Howard and Nick Lachey would be awarding trophies at the 36th annual AMAs. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. This year's AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS).
"We are very excited to have Christina Aguilera perform at this year's show. She raises the bar with each live performance, and you can expect something special at the 2008 �American Music Awards,'" said dick clark productions President Orly Adelson. Aguilera released "Keeps Gettin' Better - A Decade of Hits," a collection of her most memorable songs, exclusively at Target and Target.com yesterday (Tuesday, November 11). The album will feature ten of her most popular, chart-topping hits and include two brand new tracks, "Keeps Gettin' Better" and "Dynamite." She has re-recorded two classic songs, "Genie in a Bottle" and "Beautiful," which can only be found on this album.
Music fans are now able to vote for the T-Mobile "Breakthrough Artist" Award. The nominees for this special award are Colbie Caillat, Flo Rida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore and The-Dream. T-Mobile customers can vote via text message (standard text-messaging rates apply) and/or fans can vote at ama.abc.com. Voting for the T-Mobile "Breakthrough Artist" Award concludes during the American Music Awards on November 23rd.
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 "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. 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 the second year, AMA winners are determined by online voting (votes were collected October 14 to November 7 at amavote.com). For press credential requests, please go to www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama (deadline to apply is November 10th)