dick clark productions president and executive producer Orly Adelson announced that Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 will perform at the 2011 American Music Awards. They join previously announced acts Katy Perry and Pitbull. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera will team up to perform "Moves Like Jagger."
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 will
be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 20 (8-11
p.m.) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (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 p.m. In addition, the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs," hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Josh Sussman and Xzibit, will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m.
For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, www.amavote.com, as well as www.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, www.ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
Adelson and Larry Klein, AMA producer, jointly stated: "The AMAs have always showcased the biggest acts on one stage, and this year is no exception with a diverse and talented group of musicians."