TUNE IN TO SEE PETE WENTZ AND JULIA MICHAELS ANNOUNCE THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONS LIVE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” 

TUNE IN TO SEE
PETE WENTZ AND JULIA MICHAELS
ANNOUNCE THE 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS
LIVE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 AT 8:00AM ET/PT

WHO:             Musician Pete Wentz and singer-songwriter Julia Michaels.

WHAT:           Tune in to see new artist and songwriter Julia Michaels and musician Pete Wentz as they help dick clark productions and ABC announce the nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” live on “Good Morning America” on Monday, April 10 during the 8:00AM hour. Pete and Julia will announce 5 categories live on-air in the 8am hour. Following the east coast broadcast, 43 more categories will be announced on Billboard Music Awards social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). The final 4 categories will be exclusively announced on Billboard.com to close out the 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations announcement.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

WHEN:           Monday, April 10, 2017
8:00AM ET/PT on ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Thomas Rhett Catapults Into 2017 Headliner Status

GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT’S UNSTOPPABLE YEAR
PROVES TO BE LIMITLESS AS HE HEADS FULL-THROTTLE
INTO HEADLINING STATUS FOR 2017

The CMA, ACM, Billboard Music and CMT Award-Winner Earns Praise from Critics while Dominating
Billboard, Mediabase, Spotify and Pandora Year-End Charts

Thomas Rhett to Cap-Off Monumental Year with Performance Slated for
“Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Live from Time Square on ABC

While Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.

Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase‘s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,” Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.

Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).

On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

Thomas Rhett Draws Capacity Crowds for 1st European Trek

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“COUNTRY MUSIC’S BRIGHTEST NEW STAR” (BBC) THOMAS RHETT
PROVES TO BE A “FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH” (DAILY STAR) OVERSEAS
HOSTING SOLD-OUT CROWDS DURING FIRST-EVER EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

The Fastest Rising Single of Thomas Rhett’s Career “Star Of The Show”
Continues To Catapult Up The Charts

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After repeatedly having “thrilled the crowd with a commanding stage presence” (Rolling Stone) stateside this year, multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett proves he is “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam. Bringing “a great display of his showmanship and charisma” that showed “he can compete with the best of them” (Entertainment Focus), Thomas Rhett has internationally become “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC).

“To hear those crowds sing-along to every song was something I will never forget,” siad Thomas Rhett. “We made some great memories over there and it was really cool meet some of our biggest fans overseas. I’m already wanting to figure out when we can get back over there.”

While simultaneously gaining momentum with airplay on BBC Radio 2, Thomas Rhett’s “Star Of The Show” continues to make waves as the fastest rising single of his career. “The early success of ‘Star’ suggests another personal highlight could well be on the horizon” (Billboard) predicts critics, as the track climbs the Top 15 on Country radio charts this week.

Thomas Rhett “has established himself as one of the most consistent hitmakers in country music” (CMT) known for his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press). The newly released 18-track TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.) includes “Star Of The Show” and is filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs, love ballads and five never-before-heard tracks including a remix of the CMA, ACM and Billboard Music Award-winning “Die A Happy Man.” Produced by Thomas Rhett and a combination of music’s most respected and fresh talent, the dynamic singer has the “winning blend of sentimental songwriting, slick production and a smooth vocal” (USA TODAY) with the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. One “Die A Happy Man,” along with the PLATINUM certified No. One’s “T-Shirt” and “Crash And Burn.” Thomas Rhett will launch his headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR in Feb. 2017. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

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Samsung at the Billboard Music Awards

During the Billboard Music Awards show, Samsung’s new Galaxy S 4 was used to capture behind the scenes moments back stage and on the red carpet. Continuing to partner with the biggest cultural moments, Samsung Mobile is rewarding fans with special access to once-in-a-generation cultural moments, including:

  • · Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to experience the latest products from Samsung at official Billboard events. At the Billboard pre-party, guests were able to use the GS 4’s new Dual Shot feature to capture the performances and insert themselves into the photo or create-a-postcard using the new smartphone. Prince was spotted at the Billboard pre-party showing his support for protégé Andy Allo as she performed after winning the Next Big Diva competition.

 

  • · Live from the red carpet and backstage, host Michelle Marie used Galaxy products to capture interviews and reaction’s from nominees and attendees.

 

  • · The Galaxy Fan pit featured a constant live social stream at the Billboard Music Awards sourced from hundreds of Galaxy S 4’s in the crowd.