dick clark productions has announced that Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris will all perform on "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards." They join previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, Pink, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and Usher on this year's show, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 18 (8 to 11 p.m.), on ABC.
Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days. Tickets are now on sale (visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.).
For the sixth 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, contemporary inspirational and - for the first year ever - electronic dance music. Fans can go to the official homepage of "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards," www.ama.abc.com, to find nominations, performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.
For the fourth consecutive year, the live online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2012 AMAs" will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m., and will be hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Sean Kingston, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds, as well as Nokia correspondent Andy Grammer. Viewers will be able to watch the live show on ABC.com, AMAs365.com, Cokemusic.com, Livestream, Ustream, YouTube, and through AP Live Entertainment. Livestream and Ustream-powered video players will be made available to media partners, as well as for the websites and Facebook Pages of participating talent.
Fans can go towww.ama.abc.com,www.AMAs365.com, follow the AMAs on Twitter @theamas, and like the AMAs on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/amas to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, memes, gifs and more. Fans can now watch "AMAs On Demand," a weekly Web series hosted by Bass, Cole and Megan Turney. The Web series is published weekly to YouTube (www.youtube.com/awardsshownetwork),www.ABC.com and other streaming partners. It covers all things "AMA," including breaking news, artist spotlights, retrospectives on fashion, acceptance speeches, red carpet and backstage interviews.