dick clark productions President Orly Adelson has announced that Eminem and Lady Gaga will perform at the 2009 American Music Awards. They will join other previously announced acts including Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOV. 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. This years AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS).
We are excited to have Eminem and Lady Gaga on the show this year, said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein. You can never predict what surprises they have lined up, so these are sure to be unique and memorable performances.
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.
Fans can still vote on abc.com and via T-Mobile text-messaging for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award leading up to and during the live show! The final nominees are Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Gloriana and Kid Cudi. Go to ama.abc.com for more voting details. Standard messaging rates apply to text a vote.
For the first time ever, dcp will stream a live pre-show on the red carpet for the 2009 American Music Awards on November 22nd, 2009 at 3:00 PM (PT) / 6:00 PM (ET). The Official AMA Pre-Show, presented by Coca-Cola, will feature hosts Julie Moran, Jenni Pulos, Jai Rodriguez and Taryn Southern, as well as the Coke Correspondent winner of the ongoing national competition to become a red carpet correspondent at the 2009 AMAs.
dcp associates Premiere Entertainment will provide production services on the multi-camera red carpet event and USTREAM will power the live stream to a series of dcp developed video Fan Widgets found at http://www.livepremieres.com/ama. The pre-show will be available on ABC.com, Ustream.TV, Facebook and partner sites, including mycokerewards.com, mycoke.com and RyanSeacrest.com among others. Fans and stars will also be able to interact live with the pre-show hosts via Facebook and Twitter.
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 Clarks New Years 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 worlds 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.