Sara Bareilles to perform at 40th Annual People's Choice Awardsby jmaloni
Bareilles recently earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Year for "The Blessed Unrest" and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Brave"
Multiple Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles will perform live at The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards, from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
"So happy to be able to perform 'Brave' on the People's Choice Awards," Bareilles said. "I've always loved watching the show and am excited to be a part of it."
Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, "Love Song," which reached No. 1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album "Little Voice." Since then, the Eureka, Calif., native has gone on to sell more than 1 million copies of her debut album, which earned her three Grammy nominations. Bareilles' sophomore release, "Kaleidoscope Heart," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and garnered critical praise. The album yielded the hit single "King of Anything," which earned a Grammy nomination and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011, Bareilles joined the judge's panel on "The Sing-Off." In early 2012, Bareilles released a documentary, "A Trace of the Sun: Volunteering in Japan," which chronicled her trip to Japan, where she worked with All Hands Volunteer in the city of Ofunato after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She then released her critically acclaimed "Once Upon Another Time" EP, which was produced by singer/songwriter Ben Folds. Bareilles' third studio album, "The Blessed Unrest," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and recently earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song "Brave."
The People's Choice Awards will celebrate 40 years of fan-voted entertainment this year. Hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from the CBS comedy "2 Broke Girls," and executive produced by Mark Burnett, the People's Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show that empowers fans to choose their favorites across categories of movies, music and TV.
Throughout the 40 year history of the People's Choice Awards, beginning with Cher's presentation of the very first award to "All in the Family" in 1975, some of Hollywood's most popular actors, musicians, movies and television shows have been named the People's Choice by the fans. Ellen DeGeneres has won 13 times. If she wins this year, she will become the most PCA-decorated female. For a full list of all People's Choice Awards winners, videos and more, visit www.PeoplesChoice.com.
Now in its 40th year, the People's Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People's Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box office grosses, music sales, social media presence and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through EPoll Market Research.