TUNE IN TO WATCH CIARA ANNOUNCE THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES

TUNE IN TO WATCH CIARA ANNOUNCE
THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES
FOR THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD’S
LARGEST FAN-VOTED AWARDS SHOW
SIX CATEGORIES TO BE REVEALED ON
ABC’S “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 FULL REVEAL OF ALL CATEGORIES TO FOLLOW VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS AND BILLBOARD PAGES 

 As the kick-off to the 45th anniversary of the legendary music awards show, international music sensation Ciara will announce the “2017 American Music Awards” nominations live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Ciara will read six categories on air, starting at 8:30AM ET. Following the broadcast, all nominees will be announced via Facebook Live on the American Music Awards and Billboard pages, starting at approximately 9:50AM ET.The “2017 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs
Twitter: @AMAs
Instagram: @AMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs
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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the music genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, and the categories of Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST 

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MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL
FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST

The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Grammy Award winning entertainer Ciara will join the esteemed panel of judges for the live broadcast of the “2017 Miss America Competition,” which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster (VH1’s “Barely Famous”), musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

The panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions.  These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2017.

Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host.

Ciara
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, model and entertainer. Over her thirteen year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” and “Body Party.” “I Bet,” from her 2015 album, Jackie, added to Ciara’s list of 27-charted hits. Ciara is not only known for her vocal talent and serious dance moves, but also for her fashion and beauty. A regular at New York and Paris fashion weeks, Vogue previously named her the “new fashion icon”. In May 2016, Ciara was signed to IMG Models.   Ciara was the face of the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-2016, the first U.S. Ambassador to TOPSHOP, and most recently, she has worked with KEDS footwear.  A longtime muse for Givenchy, Ciara has been on the cover of L’Officiel Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, L’uomo Vogue, SHAPE, and more. When Ciara isn’t working with a major fashion house or out on tour, she is a devoted philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

The coveted “America’s Choice” contestant will return this year. Voting opened to the public on August 10th at 12:00pm ET and will stay open through Monday, September 5th at 11:59:59pm ET. The chosen contestant will be announced during the “2017 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

An esteemed, diverse panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of the “2017 Miss America Competition” will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2017 during the preliminary week of competition on September 5th – 8th in Atlantic City, NJ. This year’s preliminary judges are as follows (in alphabetical order by first name): David Zinczenko, Deanna Siller, Debbie Bryant Berge, Jennifer Caudle, Katherine Bailess, Nicole Lapin and Rob Bowman.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/artist/834520?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

MADONNA TO HONOR PRINCE ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” 

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MADONNA TO HONOR PRINCE
ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

 Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Madonna will pay tribute to her friend and fellow artist, Prince, at the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.”  The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

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About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm 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 awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

LUDACRIS AND CIARA TO HOST THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” LIVE FROM THE NEW T-MOBILE ARENA ON SUNDAY, MAY 22 ON ABC

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST LUDACRIS & MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA TO HOST THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
 
To Be Broadcast Live From the New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
On Sunday, May 22 at 8pm ET on ABC

Finalists To Be Announced on ABC’s
“Good Morning America” on Monday, April 11

 

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy award winning recording artist Ludacris.  He will be joined by first-time host and international recording artist, Ciara. It was also announced that this year’s award show will move to the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will be the first non-Pay-Per-View live broadcast event from the new venue, which officially opened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is set to return to ABC and will broadcast live on SUNDAY, MAY 22 at 8pm ET. This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.

“The Billboard Music Awards is one of best award shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart,” said Ciara. “I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!”

“It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the 3rd year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” said Ludacris. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.”

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” finalists will be announced on Monday, April 11 live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Tune-in to “Good Morning America” in the 8am ET hour when Ludacris and Ciara reveal finalists in six categories.  Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories will be exclusively announced live via Billboard Music Award’s Facebook and Periscope, followed by a live stream on ABC News of the remaining categories.

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 awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

ABC’s 3-hour telecast of the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” scored an across-the-board victory, ranking No. 1 in its 8:00-11:00 p.m. time slot in Total Viewers, all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17.  Delivering its 3rd-straight year of Total Viewer growth (+5% – 11.2 million vs. 10.7 million) and gaining Adults 18-49 (+9% – 3.8/12 vs. 3.5/10), the “Billboard Music Awards” generated its most watched telecast in 14 years and earned a 12-year high in young adults – since 2001 and 2003, respectively. In addition, the annual show was up for the 3rd year with Teens 12-17 (+3%) to post its highest rating since 2003.

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For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.  The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Twitter: @BBMAs
Instagram: bbmas
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Snapchat: thebbmas
Vine: vine.co/Billboard.Music.Awards

About Ludacris
As a recording artist, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has sold more than 15 million albums domestically, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.” All of these records were accompanied by ingenious videos that demonstrated Bridges’ far-reaching imagination, and his willingness to stretch the boundaries of what rap videos should look and feel like. Most recently, he starred in Furious 7, the seventh installment in the global box-office hit franchiseHis other feature film credits include Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 6Fast Five;  2 Fast 2 Furious; Garry Marshall’s ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve; and Ivan Reitman’s romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, opposite Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. His acclaimed performances in film, (CrashHustle & Flow), and television, (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), have Hollywood and critics alike buzzing about his increasingly impressive screen resume. Stepping back into the studio, he is also now wowing fans with his 8th studio album, Ludaversal. A consummate businessman, Ludacris is enjoying success outside of entertainment. His latest venture includes a highly anticipated new restaurant coming soon to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. His philanthropic efforts rival his entertainment accomplishments. He also partnered with Crash writer/director Paul Haggis and Artists for Peace and Justice to help raise more than $4 million for Haitian relief efforts. In addition to that, he has raised more than $100,000 for disaster victims through The Ludacris Foundation. Having partnered with Jane Fonda, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Nelson Mandela, to name a few, The Ludacris Foundation continues to inspire youth through education.

About Ciara
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress and entertainer. She released her 6th studio album, Jackie (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment) in May 2015, named fittingly after her own mother. The first leg of the Jackie Tour this year in the U.S. was sold-out and received rave reviews. The Second leg of the Jackie Tour will include shows outside the U.S. in North America beginning on March 20 and continuing through April 24. Known for her dance abilities and choreography throughout her career, Ciara has been dubbed the “Queen of Dance.” From the seductive sway of the new single “Dance Like We’re Making Love”, to the global thump of “Stuck on You”, it’s clear she’s still the Queen of the dance floor. Ciara has appeared on both television and in films. Her credits include: “The Game” on BET (2013), the films “That’s My Boy” and “Mamma I Want To Sing” (2012) and “All You’ve Got” (2006).  This year, Ciara appeared on the NBC series, “I Can Do That” (2015). With a career spanning over a decade, Ciara has sold over seven million albums and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1 2 Step,” and “Body Party.” “I Bet” adds to Ciara’s list of 27-charted hits, impacting urban and rhythm radio formats as well as Top 40 Mainstream radio, and has over 25 million views on VEVO since its March 9, 2015 premiere. For Jackie, the superstar hopes of “tons of success” but more than anything, she wants fans to know her– the real her.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 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 awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

STARS FROM FILM, MUSIC AND TELEVISION TO PRESENT AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”  

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STARS FROM FILM, MUSIC AND TELEVISION TO PRESENT
AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” Jennifer Lopez Will Host the Live Broadcast
on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC
 

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that a star-studded line-up of film, music and television personalities will present at the “2015 American Music Awards.”  Those slated to appear include Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Fifth Harmony, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Shawn Mendes, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kevin O’Leary, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg and Zendaya. They will take the stage at the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, which will feature must-see performances by previously announced artists Jennifer Lopez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra.  The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers.  All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22.

Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild (#LukeKarenAMAs); Coldplay (#ColdplayAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Ariana Grande (#AriAMAs); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (#MandRLonAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor (#MeghanCharlieAMAs); Gwen Stefani (#GwenOnAMAs); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieOnAMAs); WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs); The Weeknd (#TheWeekndAMAs); and Star Wars (#StarWarsAMAs) and Pentatonix (#PTXonAMAs).  Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.

Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and WALK THE MOON earn three nominations each.  Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.

For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-nominees/

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile is now closed. Here are the remaining voting windows:

  • November 12 (12:01am ET) – November 19 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for the top five Artist of the Year nominees
    • Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period
  • November 1 (12:01am ET) – November 22 (9:00pm ET)
    • Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
For Artist of the Year, fans can vote once per day per platform. For New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day per platform. Here are the ways you can vote:
  • Via AMAvote.com
    • Voting available for the remaining three categories
  • Via Facebook
    • Artist of the Year ONLY – Posting a status that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag (#aoty) within the post.
  • Via Twitter
    • Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s: A Tweet that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
    • Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: A Tweet that includes the collaboration title, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
For more information on how to vote, please visit http://www.theamas.com/vote/voting-faq/

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd on Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.

The “2015 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

 

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs
Twitter: @TheAMAs
Instagram: @TheAMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs
Tumblr:  americanmusicawards.tumblr.com
Vine: TheAMAsTickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Rap Superstar Tyga Signs Drai’s LIVE Residency at Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub in Las Vegas

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RAP SUPERSTAR TYGA SIGNS DRAI’S LIVE RESIDENCY
AT DRAI’S BEACHCLUB • NIGHTCLUB IN LAS VEGAS

 

Acclaimed Rapper Launches Residency July 5 with More Dates to be Announced Soon

Tickets Available Now at DraisLV.com

 TygaTyga during a surprise performance at Drai’s on May 2, 2015

Rap superstar Tyga is bringing his signature flow to Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub atop The Cromwell in Las Vegas for an exclusive Drai’s LIVE residency. With his Drai’s LIVE residency slated for a July 5 launch, fans will be able to see Tyga up close in the sprawling 65,000 square foot rooftop hotspot throughout the year.


Tyga has recently been seen at Drai’s on various occasions including a surprise performance on May 2 and a full-length concert on June 7. He joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced Drai’s LIVE residents and other Drai’s LIVE performers including The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Chromeo, Capital Cities, Ciara, 50 Cent, Akon, J. Cole and others.

Tyga’s residency is just the latest testament to his powerful influence in today’s hip-hop culture. The announcement comes just as the artist is featured in a new film, Dope, which came out on June 19. He also debuted his new album exclusively on Spotify yesterday (June 24), he’s performing at the BET Awards (June 28), and Tyga is debuting a new television show on MTV called Kingin with Tyga (July 10) plus launching a new shoe line (Sept. 26). Tyga has been recognized by some of the music industry’s foremost tastemakers including the Grammy Awards, BET Awards, World Music Awards, MTV VMAs and a wide array of others. Since his rise to fame, he’s had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in music and performed all over the world in prestigious venues. Fans will have a rare opportunity to see the arena-level performer in an intimate, vibrant atmosphere that only Drai’s can provide – all while overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip towering 11 stories high.

Drai’s LIVE is a one-of-a-kind experience. Fusing the worlds of nightlife and live performance in unprecedented ways, Drai’s LIVE is the only opportunity in Las Vegas where guests are able to frequently see world-class talent putting on full-length live concerts right in the middle of the nightclub. With a seamless transition from DJ to Drai’s LIVE performer and back to DJ, the party is a whirlwind of interactive entertainment that leaves every clubgoer with an unforgettable night.

For more information or to purchase tickets for an upcoming concert, visit www.draislv.com.

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About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub
Strategically located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. on the rooftop of Caesars Entertainment’s new 188-room boutique hotel The Cromwell, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights. The Strip’s only rooftop Beachclub includes multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, two full-service bars and a gourmet kitchen. Drai’s Nightclub is a dazzling, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state of the art high definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind, and the opportunity to detonate custom rooftop firework shows. Additionally, the legendary Drai’s After Hours is back in its original location for its 16th year. For more information, visit www.draislv.com and follow Drai’s at Facebook at www.facebook.com/draislv and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/draislv and Instagram @draislv.


About The Cromwell
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest casino-entertainment company, introduces The Cromwell – Voted “Best Boutique Hotel” by the readers and editors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip. The Cromwell brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle boutique hotel experience to the Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service, such as being the first and only hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace, The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound by Salvatore – the hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge, GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub experience designed and operated by nightlife impresario Victor Drai with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel.

Ciara Set to Perform in Las Vegas June 5 at Rooftop Hotspot Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

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INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST CIARA SET TO PERFORM IN LAS VEGAS
JUNE 5 LIVE AT ROOFTOP HOTSPOT DRAI’S BEACHCLUB • NIGHTCLUB

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Further extending its already unmatched live concert lineup, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub at The Cromwell in Las Vegas will welcome music artist Ciara for a full-length live concert at the 65,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop club on June 5.

Designed to accommodate arena-level performers like Ciara in a more up-close and vibrant atmosphere, Drai’s is the only enterprise in Las Vegas with the ability to seamlessly mash-up two experiences that have been previously separate: nightlife and live concerts. In less than a year since it opened atop The Cromwell, Drai’s has disrupted of the status quo of nightlife in Las Vegas by bringing a more well-rounded live entertainment experience to guests.

Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter and entertainer Ciara will be releasing her sixth album, Jackie, next Tuesday, May 4. Ciara recently made a surprise appearance at the music festival Coachella to a packed crowd of over 20,000 with international DJ R3hab. Ciara and R3hab debuted the dance remix of her single, “I BET” from the Jackie album (Deluxe) on iTunes:
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The album incudes top producers, songwriters and features including Missy Elliot, Pitbull, Joe Jonas and even her son, Future. Ciara will embark on the first leg of her live concert tour May 1. Tickets: http://onlyciara.com

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By incorporating well-known DJs to open and close the night while globally celebrated performers such as Ciara, The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Chromeo, J. Cole, Capital Cities and others put on full-length live concerts in the middle of the club, the guests at Drai’s are sucked into the action – an incomparable burst of Las Vegas energy, celebrities, music and glamour that can’t be found anywhere else.
For more information or to purchase tickets for Ciara’s concert or any other upcoming performances at Drai’s, visit www.draislv.com.

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About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub
Strategically located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. on the rooftop of Caesars Entertainment’s new 188-room boutique hotel The Cromwell, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights. The Strip’s only rooftop Beachclub includes multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, two full-service bars and a gourmet kitchen. Drai’s Nightclub is a dazzling, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state of the art high definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind, and the opportunity to detonate custom rooftop firework shows. Additionally, the legendary Drai’s After Hours is back in its original location for its 16th year.

For more information, visit www.draislv.com and follow Drai’s at Facebook at www.facebook.com/draislv and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/draislv and Instagram @draislv.com.


About The Cromwell
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest casino-entertainment company, introduces The Cromwell – Voted “Best Boutique Hotel” by the readers and editors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip. The Cromwell brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle boutique hotel experience to the Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service, such as being the first and only hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace, The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound by Salvatore – the hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge, GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub experience designed and operated by nightlife impresario Victor Drai with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel.

 

Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Ciara At Sugar Factory At Paris Las Vegas

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, cinematic funny-guy as seen in “Superbad” and “Kick Ass,” celebrated his 22nd birthday dinner and music superstar, Ciara, enjoyed a late-night snack last night at Sugar Factory American Brasserie ( http://www.sugarfactory.com/ ) inside Paris Las Vegas.

Mintz-Plasse enjoyed a birthday meal of assorted sliders and roasted free range chicken breast paired with steamed haricot verts and lemon beurre blanc. Mintz-Plasse also indulged in a Lollipop Passion cocktail and a decadent red velvet ice cream sundae. Always the dapper gentleman, Mintz-Plasse found himself a nice chocolate cigar in Sugar Factory’s retail store, which he vowed to bring along with him all night long on his birthday adventure as he headed out the door to party the rest of the evening away.

Also seen getting a sweet fix was gorgeous recording artist, Ciara. The bombshell, dressed in black stonewashed jeans and a black halter top, stopped in for some late-night bites at the popular eatery. Ciara and her friends dined on steak frites, crispy fried chicken with buttermilk waffles and indulged in a variety of Sugar Factory’s signature milkshakes.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse drinking a Lollipop Passion goblet at Sugar Factory

Christopher Mintz-Plasse dining on sliders at Sugar Factory

Christopher Mintz-Plasse posing with a chocolate cigar at the retail store

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