MUSIC SENSATION FERGIE TO PERFORM AND HOST HOLLYWOOD PARTY SEGMENTS OF ABC�S �DICK CLARK�S NEW YEAR�S ROCKIN� EVE 2007� ON DECEMBER 31
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, MEAT LOAF AND LATIN MUSIC PHENOMENON RBD
TO ALSO PERFORM ON 35TH ANNUAL SPECIAL
Fergie will rock the hottest New Year�s party celebration in Hollywood as part of �Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007,� airing Sunday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. In addition to hosting the party, Fergie will perform and introduce performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf and Latin music phenomenon RBD. For the 35th consecutive year the show will lead America into the New Year, as Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host three specials from New York. In all there will be three and a half hours of special New Year�s programming:
�Dick Clark�s Primetime New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2007� (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
�Dick Clark�s New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2007,� Part 1 (11:35 p.m. -1:05 a.m., ET)
�Dick Clark�s New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2007,� Part 2 (1:05-2:05 a.m., ET)
The past year has been one of continued success for Fergie as a solo artist and with the Black Eyed Peas. On her stellar solo debut, �The Dutchess,� Fergie�s first single, �London Bridge,� made history as it bulleted its way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching the No. 1 spot in three short weeks, the second-highest jump ever recorded by Billboard. The follow-up record, �Fergalicious,� is already Top 3 and still climbing. Last week, as part of the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie won the trifecta at the American Music Awards with wins for Best Group in both the rap/hip hop and soul/rhythm and blues categories, and their latest release, �Monkey Business,� was named favorite rap/hip-hop album.
A worldwide success, New Zealand-born Natasha Bedingfield has taken up permanent residence at the top of the pop charts as the singer-songwriter who recently made her Billboard chart debut with her hit single, �Unwritten.� Internationally, her lyrical honesty and vocal clarity have earned her triple platinum status in the UK and nominations for four coveted BRIT Awards this year in the categories of British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Artist, Best Single and Best Pop Act.
In 1977 Meat Loaf made history with the release of �Bat Out of Hell.� Sixteen years later, lightning struck twice with �Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell,� which earned Meat Loaf a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance. Combined, the two albums sold nearly 50 million copies worldwide, establishing �Bat Out of Hell� as a true musical franchise. Recently rock�s most epic adventure returned once more to complete the trilogy with the release of �Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose.�
RBD has catapulted onto the music scene with their most recent single, �Ser O Parecer,� currently at No. 1 on Billboard�s Hot Latin Songs chart, and their bi-lingual hit, �Tu Amor,� breaking into the Billboard Pop charts. Unlike most bands, RBD was created as part of a television show premise � the main characters of the telenovela �Rebelde� formed a band, RBD, and their journey was chronicled through the show�s 440 episodes over three seasons. During the show, the group released their debut album, �Rebelde,� and have since garnered worldwide popularity.
The �New Year�s Rockin� Eve 2007� specials are presentations of dick clark productions, inc. Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Allen Shapiro are the executive producers. Larry Klein produces and Barry Glazer directs. Writer is Barry Adelman. Production designer is Bruce Ryan. Talent producer is Carla Patterson. Fran La Maina is executive in charge.