ICONIC SINGER-SONGWRITER ALANIS MORISSETTE TO
PERFORM AT THE "2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(R)"
DEMI LOVATO WILL JOIN MORISSETTE FOR A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF
"YOU OUGHTA KNOW," AS JAGGED LITTLE PILL CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
JENNIFER LOPEZ WILL HOST THE LIVE BROADCAST,
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 8:00 P.M., ET ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that iconic singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette will perform a special rendition of her 1995 smash hit "You Outta Know" from her award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Joined by Demi Lovato, the two will rock the stage at the "2015 American Music Awards," the world's biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra.
Alanis Morrissette is a first-time American Music Award performer. She is a four-time nominee in the categories of Favorite Pop/Rock Female (1996 and 1997), Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist (1996) and Favorite Pop/Rock Album (1997). She took home the AMA trophies in 1997 for both of her nominations.
Stars slated to present throughout the evening include Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Fifth Harmony, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Shawn Mendes, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kevin O'Leary, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, and Zendaya. The "2015 American Music Awards" will broadcast live SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, 7 Grammy(R) Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination and sales of over 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette's 1995 debut, "JAGGED LITTLE PILL," was followed by such eclectic and acclaimed albums as "SUPPOSED FORMER INFATUATION JUNKIE" (1998), "MTV UNPLUGGED" (1999), "UNDER RUG SWEPT" (2002), "SO-CALLED CHAOS" (2004), "JAGGED LITTLE PILL ACOUSTIC" (2005), her greatest hits album, "THE COLLECTION" (2005), "FLAVORS OF ENTANGLEMENT"(2008), HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS (2012), as well as musical contributions to theatrical releases, some of which include "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Prince of Persia," and "City of Angels." Alanis has acted on the big and small screen with roles in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Dogma," "Sex and the City," "Weeds" and "Up All Night," and has appeared as a celebrity guest mentor on the 2nd season of "The Voice." In 2015, Alanis was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Outside of entertainment, she is an avid supporter of female empowerment, as well as spiritual, psychological and physical wellness. She has contributed her writing to a variety of outlets and forums, and leads workshops, special speaking and keynote speaking engagements worldwide. Alanis has also donated her time to a number of causes that help raise awareness and funding on a number of issues including Equality Now which benefits international female and human rights, Music for Relief, UN Global Tolerance for which she was honored for her contributions for promoting tolerance internationally through the arts, "Every Mother Counts" CD for which she contributed her song "Magical Child" to help prevent needless maternal deaths, and P.S Arts which has worked tirelessly to provide access to the arts through in-school programs to thousands of children in some of the most under-served neighborhoods in California. Alanis has also been outspoken on the issue of home child birth, its benefits and challenges for mothers across the world. In addition to music, she is working on her first book, which will be released in early 2016. Check out Alanis' new podcast, "Conversation with Alanis. For more information please go to www.alanis.com.
To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22.
Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Justin Bieber (#BieberOnAMAs); Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild (#LukeKarenAMAs); Coldplay (#ColdplayAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Ariana Grande (#AriAMAs); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (#MandRLonAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor (#MeghanCharlieAMAs); Gwen Stefani (#GwenOnAMAs); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieOnAMAs); WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs); The Weeknd (#TheWeekndAMAs); and Star Wars (#StarWarsAMAs) and Pentatonix (#PTXonAMAs). Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.
Taylor Swift leads the "2015 American Music Award" nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and WALK THE MOON earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.
For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-nominees/
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile is now closed. Here are the remaining voting windows:
· November 12 (12:01 a.m., ET) - November 19 (11:59 p.m., ET)
· Voting period for the top five Artist of the Year nominees
· Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period
· November 1 (12:01 a.m., ET) - November 22 (9:00 p.m., ET)
· Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
For Artist of the Year, fans can vote once per day per platform. For New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day per platform. Here are the ways you can vote:
· Via AMAvote.com
· Voting available for the remaining three categories
· Via Facebook
· Artist of the Year ONLY - Posting a status that includes the nominee's name and the category's hashtag (#aoty) within the post
· Via Twitter
· Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's: A Tweet that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
· Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: A Tweet that includes the collaboration title, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
For more information on how to vote, please visit http://www.theamas.com/vote/voting-faq/
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th-consecutive year will be the "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs" pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00p.m., ET / 2:00p.m., PT on November 22nd on Yahoo, this year's official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The "2015 American Music Awards" sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl's, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.
The "2015 American Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
To search the American Music Award database for past winners (1974 - 2015) please visit: http://www.theamas.com/winners-database/
Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.
About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.
ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Country Countdown Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and "World's Funniest" from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.