Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera set to perform at AMA Awards
We confirmed earlier today that Christina Aguilera will perform “Say Something,” and Ariana Grande will also perform at the “2013 American Music Awards.” The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. As previously announced, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, TLC and this year’s host, Pitbull, will all perform on this year’s AMAs.
The “2013 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers and Larry Klein is Producer.
One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, she has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard hot 100 chart, and has won five Grammy Awards, as well as three top five albums in the United States. She has collaborated with other legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Elton John and The Rolling Stones. Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 100 greatest singers of all time and was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2013.
A Great Big World – This New York-based singer-songwriting duo, featuring Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, has made quite an impact with their breakout hit “Say Something,” which recently climbed to the #1 spot on iTunes and Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart after an emotional performance of the song with Christina Aguilera on “The Voice.” In January 2013, their viral hit “This Is the New Year,” solidified them as an indie pop presence with staggering YouTube views and was covered by the cast of “Glee.” The duo originally used support from fans to craft a six-song EP funded entirely on Kickstarter, which led them to sign with Black Magnetic/Epic Records. Known for their positive, piano-driven pop songs and heartwarming lyrics, A Great Big World’s debut full-length album, “Is There Anybody Out There?,” is available for pre-order now and features both the original and Christina Aguilera versions of “Say Something.”
ARIANA GRANDE landed at the top with her first full-length album for Republic Records, “Yours Truly.” It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums Chart, and iTunes Overall Albums Chart. Moreover, it yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller. One of 2013’s defining songs, the single went double-platinum, hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart. GRANDE’s magnetic charm, impressive voice, and astounding presence have enchanted millions of fans worldwide. However, “Yours Truly” merely starts her journey to legendary.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 5th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2013 AMAs” pre-show hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Zendaya, Jenna Ushkowitz, Rosie Pierri, Colbie Caillat, Ted Stryker, Jonathan Cheban, Aimee Song, Bonnie McKee and Jake Owen, who is this year’s Dodge Brand correspondent. This year’s pre-show performers will include Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jabbawockeez, Jesse McCartney, Fifth Harmony and Aloe Blacc. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m., ET / 2:00 p.m., PT on November 24th, and for the first time will be available on Yahoo.com, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com, ABC.com, Time Warner Cable’s Facebook page, and the websites within the Cumulus Radio Network, the AMAs official radio partner.
The “American Music Awards” are voted on by the fans. For the seventh year in a row, winners will be determined by online voting. Voting has closed for all categories except Best New Artist presented by Kohl’s, which ends at 9:00 p.m., ET during the show on November 24th. Fans can continue to vote for this category at AMAvote.com or via Twitter.