JAY-Z TO PERFORM AT 37th ANNUAL "AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," NOVEMBER 22 ON ABC
Alicia Keys to Join Jay-Z in a Collaboration Performance
dick clark productions President Orly Adelson announced today that Jay-Z will perform at the 2009 American Music Awards. This marks Jay-Z's second time performing on the American Music Awards. He has been nominated in the Rap/Hip-Hop category six times, including this year's nominations for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album. Jay-Z will join the previously announced Alicia Keys in a special collaborative act. They join an already outstanding lineup of artists announced at this week's AMA nominations press conference including The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
"We are thrilled to have Jay-Z and Alicia Keys on stage together for the 2009 American Music Awards," said AMA producer Larry Klein. "Both are such talented artists, it's sure to be a memorable performance."
The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOV. 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. This year's AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS). dick clark productions will also air a live digital pre-show hosted by Julie Moran from the 2009 American Music Awards red carpet, available on ABC.com, USTREAM.com and mycokerewards.com and mycoke.com.
For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com. 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 2009 American Music Awards, ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
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. For the third year, AMA winners are determined by online voting at amavote.com. For press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com (deadline to apply is November 1st).