NATASHA BEDINGFIELD TO PERFORM AT "2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," NOVEMBER 23 ON ABC
Aretha Franklin Will Present First Trophy of the Evening;
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith to Award Artist of the Year
"2008 American Music Awards" Producer Larry Klein announced today that songstress Natasha Bedingfield will join Christina Aguilera, Beyonc�, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, New Kids On The Block, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and many more performers (19 in total) at this year's AMA celebrations. In addition, Klein revealed that R&B legend Aretha Franklin would award the first trophy of the night and that rock legends Steven Tyler and Joe Perry would present the last award of the evening, the coveted Artist of the Year. Additional presenters include Colbie Caillat, David Cook, The-Dream, Enrique Iglesias, LL Cool J, Jesse McCartney, Nickelback, Solange, Jordin Sparks, Scott Weiland and Shailene Woodley. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) 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).
"This is poised to be the most outstanding American Music Awards in the show's 36-year history," said dick clark productions President Orly Adelson. "We have set a new record with the number and caliber of this year's performers. We are beyond excited to bring music fans across the globe the 2008 AMAs."
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).