November 13, 2012
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® Pops with Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, This Sunday Nov. 18 on CTV
– Star-studded line-up of the music industry’s top artists and performances celebrate 40 years of AMA history and memorable moments –
– Performers include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, P!nk, Pitbull, and Linkin Park.
– ETALK covers the red carpet and takes viewers backstage with this year’s winners and performers –
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Toronto, ON (Nov. 13, 2012) – It’s time to celebrate music at its finest as CTV brings viewers THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®. Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the host-free event highlights music’s biggest artists performing on one stage. For the fifth year in a row, winners will be determined solely by online voting that has already been completed.
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® is part of CTV’s extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasts in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television and music. In addition to THE 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS last month, in 2013, CTV is set to broadcast THE 70th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE 85th ACADEMY AWARDS ®, THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, and THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.
**Media Note** Photography for THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
Just announced as performers at this year’s awards are global super-star Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted, and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris. Also taking the stage with performances at this year’s event are AMERICAN IDOL judge and Favourite Female Artist nominee, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, No Doubt, Usher, Carrie Underwood, P!nk, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, and THE VOICE’s Christina Aguilera.
As previously announced, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both lead THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® with four nominations individually, while Drake and Justin Bieber join Maroon 5, One Direction, and Usher with three nominations each and Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull all collected two nominations each. This year’s 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. This year also marks the creation of the new Electronic Dance Music Category. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex.
ETALK’s Hollywood Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank is on the red carpet and backstage with all the winners and performers. Cruickshank delivers ETALK’s exclusive coverage of all of the red carpet action and backstage reactions to viewers on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Online, visit CTV.ca/LiveChat to chat live with @CTV_Television, @etalkCTV throughout the broadcast.
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. Archived footage and photography are available upon request.
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
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at ctv.ca.
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