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[10/27/11 - 11:10 AM]
Final Nominees Announced for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award for The "2011 American Music Awards," Live, November 20 on ABC
The nominees were the top new artists based on sales and airplay from December 2010 - August 2011.

[via press release from ABC]

FINAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE SPRINT NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR THE "2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," LIVE, NOVEMBER 20 ON ABC

Fans Can Vote for the Winner via Text Messaging or at ama.abc.com

The "2011 American Music Awards" is asking the public to cast their votes for this year's Sprint New Artist of the Year Award, the only award which will determine the fans' top favorite new artist who is having a breakout year. The Sprint New Artist of the Year Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

For the past two weeks, fans have been voting to determine the top four nominees who are now vying for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award. All fans can send a text message by using 22288 and the number corresponding to their favorite artist. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Standard messaging and data rates will apply. Corresponding numbers to text for each artist are as follows:

1. Hot Chelle Rae

2. The Band Perry

3. Miguel

4. Wiz Khalifa

Voting for the award winner is now open and will conclude during the American Music Awards on November 20 at 9:00 p.m., ET. The nominees were the top new artists based on sales and airplay from December 2010 - August 2011.

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 the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." 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 press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 53 million customers at the end of 3Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.





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