FUSE COUNTS DOWN "100 MOST AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS"
Hosts Nelly, Jack Antonoff and Cody Simpson count down the industry's most honored musicians beginning March 6 at 9pm ET
New York, NY (March 5, 2014) - Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, is celebrating the 100 musicians with the largest award collections in "100 Most Award-Winning Artists." Award-winners Nelly, Jack Antonoff and Cody Simpson host the 10-hour countdown filled with artists who have been honored at the Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Brit Awards, and even the Oscars. Parts 1 through 5 will kick off the countdown, airing consecutively beginning on Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Parts 6 through 10 will wrap up the countdown starting at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 7.
WHAT: "100 Most Award-Winning Artists"
PREMIERE: Thursday, March 6 at 9:00pm ET
Friday, March 7 at 9:00pm ET
Nelly is a Grammy Award-winning savvy pop-rapper with crossover appeal. His 2000 solo debut, Country Grammar, was a hit, spawning a smash single by the same name. His unique approach to music has kept his sound fresh and the hits coming. Nelly's next four albums all made it to the top three on the Billboard chart, with the singles routinely making the top 20 and four of them going to No. 1. When the three-time Grammy Award winner isn't creating hit songs with collaborators or on his own, he ventures into film and television work, and has appeared on Real Husbands of Hollywood, CSI: NY and in the film The Longest Yard.
About Jack Antonoff
Jack Antonoff is the guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band fun. as well as the front man of his new band, Bleachers. Antonoff and his band mates have been praised for their ability to meld an array of diverse inspirations into their own irresistible and freewheeling pop songcraft. The band drew immediate attention for their contemporary rethinking of classic '70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock 'n' roll.
About Cody Simpson
Australian sensation Cody Simpson released his debut single, "iYiYi" (featuring Flo Rida) in 2010 followed by his debut EP, 4 U, in December of that year. The following year, Simpson made a stunning chart debut with his second EP, Coast to Coast, which entered Billboard's album chart at No. 17. He released his debut album, Paradise, in 2012 and his latest album, Surfers Paradise, picks up where Paradise left off. Surfers Paradise tells the story of how this talented teenage singer, songwriter, and musician, now 17, traded the sunny shores of his native Queensland, Australia, for the sunny shores of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being performer.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG +, MSG HD and MSG + HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, California, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.