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[11/17/11 - 02:10 PM]
Drake and Ludacris Will Each Perform at The "2011 American Music Awards(R)," Airing Sunday, November 20 on ABC
Ludacris will join Enrique Iglesias as the 6th unique collaboration of the evening, which sets a new "AMA" record for the most collaborations in the show's 39-year history.

[via press release from ABC]

DRAKE TO PERFORM AT THE "2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(R)," AND LUDACRIS TO PERFORM WITH ENRIQUE IGLESIAS -- PERFORMANCE MARKS THE 6TH COLLABORATION OF THE NIGHT, SETTING AN "AMA" RECORD

dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson announced that Drake and Ludacris will each perform at the "2011 American Music Awards(R)." From the highly demanded album in stores now -- "Take Care" -- Drake will perform his hit, "Headlines." Ludacris will join Enrique Iglesias as the 6th unique collaboration of the evening -- which sets a new "AMA" record for the most collaborations in the show's 39-year history. The other collaborations will include Pitbull with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine, will.i.am with Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj with David Guetta, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera.

The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOV. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.)

The show's full roster of performing talent now includes Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, Gym Class Heroes, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and will.i.am.

This year ABC will air a live pre-show "Countdown to The American Music Awards" hosted by Chris Harrison and Vanessa Lachey and live reporting by Ryan Devlin, starting at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs," hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mario, Audrina Patridge and Josh Sussman, will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2:00 p.m., PT / 5:00 p.m., ET at ABC.com, Livestream.com/AMAs and other partner sites.

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 "2011 American Music Awards," AMA.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.

About the Voting -

American Music Awards(R) nominees are selected from both BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks. Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and provides vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group. Winners are chosen by public vote online.

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 the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." 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 press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.

"Countdown to the American Music Awards" carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline. The "2011 American Music Awards" carries a TV-14D,L,S parental guideline.





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