MARC ANTHONY, CHRIS BROWN AND LMFAO TO PERFORM AT THE "2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(R)," NOVEMBER 20 ON ABC
dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson has announced that Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO will each perform at the "2011 American Music Awards(R)." They join previously announced acts including Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5. In keeping with recent tradition, the "American Music Awards" is a host-free event that highlights music's biggest artists performing on one stage.
The show is broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call
1-877-234-8425.). This year, ABC will air a live pre-show, "Countdown to The American Music Awards," starting at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs," hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Audrina Patridge, Josh Sussman and Xzibit, will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2:00 p.m., PT / 5:00 p.m., ET.
For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.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 "2011 American Music Awards," AMA.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.
About Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His influence was notably recognized when he was included in the Top 10 List of influential New Yorkers compiled by New York Magazine. The Miami Dolphins minority owner, who has also established a highly credible acting r�sum�, was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington DC in September 2009.
About Chris Brown
Chris Brown will wrap up his F.A.M.E. North American tour next week in support of his fourth studio album, "F.A.M.E," which continues to produce chart-topping songs spawning three consecutive No. 1 singles ("Look At Me Now," "Deuces" and "No BS") and earned him five BET Award wins. Bow Wow, T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga joined Brown on his headlining tour. Brown has received two American Music Awards nominations for Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B and Favorite Album- Soul R&B.
The GRAMMY(R)-nominated electro hip-hop duo LMFAO are celebrating a successful 2011. Their sophomore album, "Sorry for Party Rocking," was released in June and has already produced two hit singles. "Party Rock Anthem" was the official song of the summer, spending 6 weeks at No. 1, and current single "Sexy & I Know It" is No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. LMFAO has surpassed 10 million units in total single sales worldwide from their sophomore album.
About the Voting -
American Music Awards(R) nominees are selected from both BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks. Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and provides vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group. Winners are chosen by public vote online.
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.