COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM AT "PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017"
Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Boris Kodjoe, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Paxton, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodriguez, John Stamos, Wilmer Valderrama and Kerry Washington Confirmed to Attend
Joel McHale to Host Live Broadcast, Wednesday, Jan. 18 on CBS
CBS and The People's Choice Awards announced today that country music superstar Blake Shelton will perform at PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017, live from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live, Wednesday, Jan. 18 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shelton, who won his first People's Choice Award in 2016 for "Favorite Male Country Artist" and is nominated in 2017 for "Favorite Male Artist," "Favorite Male Country Artist" and "Favorite Album," joins previously announced performers Fifth Harmony. Hosted by Joel McHale (THE GREAT INDOORS), The People's Choice Awards are the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music, television and digital.
Attendees at PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 will include Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Boris Kodjoe, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Paxton, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodriguez, John Stamos, Wilmer Valderrama and Kerry Washington. Additional attendees and performers will be announced at a later date.
Country Music Association's 2012 "Entertainer of the Year," five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY(R) Award nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. With 17 consecutive #1 singles, Shelton holds the record for successive #1 singles in the modern era, and has a total of 22 #1 singles. His most recent album, If I'm Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart. If I'm Honest has already yielded the #1 smash single, "Came Here To Forget," and his new single, "A Guy With A Girl," is Top 5 and climbing. The best-selling country album release of 2016, If I'm Honest features three songs written by Shelton, including the gospel-tinged "Savior's Shadow"; "Friends," which was featured in "The Angry Birds Movie"; and "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of awards throughout his career, including the first-ever "Male Artist of the Year" and "Story of the Year" Rare Country Awards, and the 2016 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Male Country Artist." Shelton will appear on the next season of "The Voice" and will kick off his "Doing It to Country Songs" tour next month.
Voting for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 has closed for most categories, but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy, Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite Year End Blockbuster until show night on www.PeoplesChoice.com.
Tickets to the awards show are currently available for fans to purchase through www.AXS.com.
ABOUT PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Now in its 43rd year, the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. The People's Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, social media activity and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett, Jane Mun and Kimmie H. Kim as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble. The show is produced by MGM Television and MGM serves as the international distributor.