PUBLIC TO CHOOSE THEIR FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST ON FIFTH ANNUAL T-MOBILE AWARD FOR "2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," AIRING NOV. 23 ON ABC
Fans Can Vote Via T-Mobile Text Messaging or at ama.abc.com Beginning November 10
The "2008 American Music Awards" is asking the public to cast their votes for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award, the only award which will determine the fans' top favorite from a list of new artists. This is also the only award where fans can text in their vote and continue to vote during the show. The T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, which airs SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The nominees were chosen from different genres of music and were the top new artists in each category, based on sales and airplay from November 2007 � September 2008 in the United States. Those vying for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award are:
� Colbie Caillat
� Flo Rida
� Jonas Brothers
Beginning today, November 10, fans can cast their vote for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award. T-Mobile USA customers can send a text message using their phones by sending the letter corresponding to their favorite artist ("A" for Colbie Caillat, "B" for Flo Rida, "C" for Jonas Brothers, "D" for Paramore, "E" for The-Dream") to short code "AMA" (262). Standard text messaging charges apply for text messaging an entry. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Voting via text message and on ABC.com is now open and will conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m., ET, during the show on November 23.
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.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc. --
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. operation of Deutsche Telekom AG's Mobile Communications Business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. By the end of the second quarter of 2008, 125 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group � 31.5 million by T-Mobile USA � all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.