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[10/26/09 - 10:18 AM]
Final Nominees Announced for Favorite Breakthrough Artist in 6th Annual T-Mobile Award for the "2009 American Music Awards," Live NoV.22 on Abc
Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Gloriana and Kid Cudi are all up for the fan vote.

[via press release from ABC]

FINAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST IN 6th ANNUAL T-MOBILE AWARD FOR THE "2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," LIVE NOV.22 ON ABC

Fans Can Vote for Winner Via T-Mobile Text Messaging or at ama.abc.com Beginning October 26

The "2009 American Music Awards" is asking the public to cast their votes for the winner of the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award, the only award which determines the fans' top favorite new artist. This is also the only award on the AMAs where fans can text in their votes and continue to vote during the show. The T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Fans voted to determine the final nominee in each of the Pop/Rock, Soul/R&B, Country and Rap/Hip-Hop genres. The final nominees now vying for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award are:

� Lady Gaga (Pop/Rock)

� Keri Hilson (Soul/R&B)

� Gloriana (Country)

� Kid Cudi (Rap/Hip-Hop)

T-Mobile USA customers can send a text message using their phones by sending the letter corresponding to their favorite artist ("A" for Lady Gaga, "B" for Keri Hilson, "C" for Gloriana, "D" for Kid Cudi) to short code "AMA" (262). Standard text messaging charges apply. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Voting via T-Mobile text-messaging and on abc.com is now open and will conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET, during the show on November 22.

The nominees were chosen from different genres of music and were the top new artists in each category based on sales and airplay from November 2008 � August 2009.

About dick clark productions, inc.

Since its inception in 1957, dick clark productions (dcp) has been a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards" and "Academy of Country Music Awards." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Shaq VS," 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.

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.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the second quarter of 2009, almost 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group � 33.5 million by T-Mobile USA





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