GREEN DAY, RIHANNA, SHAKIRA, MARY J. BLIGE AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM AT 37th ANNUAL AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, NOVEMBER 22 ON ABC
You Pick the Winners at www.ama.abc.com
dick clark productions president Orly Adelson has announced that Green Day, Rihanna, Shakira and Mary J. Blige will perform at the "2009 American Music Awards." They will join other previously announced acts, including Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (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're very excited about having Green Day, Rihanna, Shakira and Mary J. Blige all performing on one stage," said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein. "Each year we try to have a variety of artists and sounds and I think these performers really showcase the depth of what this show brings to its fans."
For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. Fans can go to the official homepage of the "2009 American Music Awards," ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
For the first time ever, dcp will stream a live pre-show on the red carpet for the "2009 American Music Awards" on November 22nd at 3:00 PM (PT) / 6:00 PM (ET). The "Official AMA Pre-Show" will feature hosts Julie Moran, Jenni Pulos, Jai Rodriguez and Taryn Southern, as well as the winner of the ongoing national competition to become a red carpet correspondent at the 2009 AMA's.
dcp associates Premiere Entertainment will provide production services on the multi-camera red carpet event and USTREAM will power the live stream to a series of dcp developed video "Fan Widgets" found at http://www.livepremieres.com/ama. The pre-show will be available on ABC.com, Ustream.TV, Facebook and partner sites, including mycokerewards.com, mycoke.com and RyanSeacrest.com, among others. Fans and stars will also be able to interact live with the pre-show hosts via Facebook and Twitter.
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 third year, AMA winners are determined by online voting at amavote.com