CATCH Las Vegas Makes Waves with Star-Studded Debut at ARIA Resort & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATCH LAS VEGAS MAKES WAVES WITH STAR-STUDDED DEBUT AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

New York and Los Angeles’ Buzziest Dining Destination Opens New Enclave on Vegas Strip

 

CATCH Las Vegas, the globally inspired, seafood-centric hotspot favorited by boldface names from NYC to LA, has officially opened doors to its new enclave at ARIA Resort & Casino.

True to form, CATCH Las Vegas’ weekend of opening celebrations drew star-stacked guest lists, culminating with Casamigos’ coveted annual Halloween party. George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Karolina Kurkova, Austin Stowell, Joey Fatone, J.B. Smoove and Marlon Wayans were among the elaborately costumed guests to enjoy celebrated CATCH dishes paired with Casamigos cocktails, a surprise DJ set by Kendall Jenner, and performances by Nas and DJ Cassidy. The Chainsmokers, Floyd Mayweather and Jermaine Dupri and other VIP guests attended Friday’s progressive event highlighting CATCH’s seamless transition from early evening to late night parties with special performances by Rudy Mancuso and Lexy Panterra.

The venue at ARIA amplifies CATCH’s signature experiences – from statement-making, photo-friendly visuals to decadent seafood and sushi combination towers – for The Strip. As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world.

 

Statements by the CATCH Partners

CATCH Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum: “It has been a long-term goal of ours to bring CATCH to Las Vegas. It’s a dream come true to see our name in lights and we couldn’t think of a better resort than ARIA to bring the high-energy CATCH experience to life.”

CATCH Co-Founder Eugene Remm: “Las Vegas is the mecca. We’ve taken the great food, the great service, and the great vibe of our CATCH properties and transplanted it to one of the greatest markets in the world.”

CHG Partner Tilman Fertitta: “Everything we do at CATCH is so special in a new and modern way. We’re so excited to take CATCH to the next level in Las Vegas, one of the great destination cities in the world.”

Internationally Inspired Cuisine

In this setting of glitz and glamour, CATCH is steadfastly committed to delivering a globally inspired selection of dishes seen through modern perspective, innovative flavor combinations and spectacular presentations.

 

  • Seafood Sharables – Guests can dive in with an assortment of bright appetizers that highlight fresh and succulent seafood. The Catch Ceviche infuses the bold flavors of mango and blood orange ponzu with Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The decadent Truffle Sashimi allows guests to indulge in both tuna and Hamachi paired with chili ponzu, caviar and rich black truffle purée.
  • High Rollers – In addition to soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas-exclusive sushi rolls, CATCH also offers its famed signatures. The vegan Veggie King Roll is made with king oyster mushrooms, cashew and spicy miso. For a unique and delicious flavor profile, guests can opt for the Hellfire Roll, which uses spicy tuna in two ways with Asian pear and balsamic.
  • Global Flavors – The hot appetizers feature an assortment of dishes with cultural origins ranging from Asian to Spanish. Favorites include the buttery and rich A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, prepared tableside on a signature hot stone with yuzu soy, garlic oil, Maldon sea salt and sesame; the Grilled Spanish Octopus, served with crispy potatoes, sofrito and creamy garlic aioli; and the American Lobster Mac & Cheese.
  • Larger Plates – CATCH ups the ante on the Las Vegas feast with options like the 25-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk: 36-ounces of all natural, grass-fed beef with caramelized onion wagyu butter; and the 2.5 Pound Cantonese Lobster prepared with sake, oyster sauce, scallions and garlic.
  • Delightful Desserts – Over-the-top desserts celebrate indulgence with treats like the “Hit Me” Chocolate Cake that encourages guests to smash the liquid “Klondike” bar perched atop a brownie, devil’s food cake and roasted white chocolate ice cream. Other delights include the  Vegan Pistachio “Cheesecake” with coconut sorbet and black cherry jam and The Carnival, a wheel of warm ricotta donuts with dipping sauces like cream cheese frosting, raspberry lime, milk chocolate, and salted caramel.


Sensational Sips

Reimagined classic cocktails pop with flavor, visual display and dramatic delivery at CATCH Las Vegas. Also on the menu, guests find a selection of non-alcoholic creations, an extensively curated wine list and an assortment of spirits.

  • Creative Cocktails – CATCH offers innovative cocktails with names that pay homage to pop culture icons, like the Ziggy Stardust with Volcán Blanco Tequila, white peach, ginger beer, lemon and Hellfire Bitters. Catch 22 – a Las Vegas exclusive – begins with a puff of cotton candy that dissolves before guests’ eyes as a concoction of vodka and yuzu pours atop the pillowing cloud in the glass.
  • Worldly Wine – CATCH Las Vegas features a balanced and playful wine list with a mix of regional and international varietals designed to pair well with CATCH’s diverse cuisine. Highlights of the menu include over a page of sake offerings as well as an extensive selection of rosé wines. Additionally, the menu features the Captain’s Stash, a reserve section of wine that includes premium, fine and rare selections listed above a $1,000 price point.


Lush Design

Tapped to deliver a memorable experience and high-energy transitions from dinner to late-night, Rockwell Group led the design of CATCH Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from the Los Angeles location as well as the Mediterranean to create a warm and welcoming oasis.

Design highlights of the restaurant include:

  • An Iconic Entry – From the moment of arrival, guests are drawn into CATCH Las Vegas’ dramatic 80-foot-long arched pergola, lined with twinkling foliage overhead and vibrant, bloom-infused flower walls featuring intimate seating/photo nooks. The flooring is made of red and white oak reclaimed from abandoned farms and warehouses in the Eastern United States.
  • Main Dining Room – The contemporary, nature-inspired feel is most evident in the main dining room. The centerpiece is the iconic olive tree standing at the middle of the room beneath its own glass roof. A rustic grey wood trellis overhang defines the seating area, creating the feel of an outdoor garden. Custom-dyed Italian leather banquettes with teak wood framing salvaged from historic buildings surround tabletops featuring walnut planks and blackened metal details.
  • Elevated Bar – The bar space features a 16-foot-tall vaulted ceiling, creating a spacious environment, as well as an open backbar with views of the adjacent dining room. The backbar display is made of 10 feet of tiered, glowing liquor bottles that reflect in mirrors to create a dazzlingly expansive optical illusion.
  • Private Lounge – Off the main dining room, the private lounge’s refined atmosphere reminiscent of a library is perfect for after parties. The centerpiece of the room is a custom five-foot-diameter crystal chandelier. Dark walnut wood paneling millwork creates a moodier impression while a tufted leather bar and intimate velvet banquettes offer the soft and luxurious feeling of a private club or speakeasy.

CATCH is located within the main lobby at ARIA Resort & Casino. It is open for dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The lounge is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. To make reservations, call ARIA Concierge at (702) 590-5757 or visit OpenTable.

ABOUT ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About CATCH Hospitality Group

Catch Hospitality Group partners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta have propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

 

With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restauranteurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011). American businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, whose privately owned Landry’s, Inc. ranks among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S., has spent nearly 40 years cultivating his hospitality empire. The “World’s Richest Restauranteur,” according to Forbes Magazine, Fertitta is the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, the proud owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets and is the owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels.

 

For more information please visit http://catchhg.com/; also find CATCH on Instagram.

Estée Lauder’s Blair Patterson @ The Fashion Show Shopping Center in Las Vegas

Global Makeup Artist, Professional Globe Trotter, Color Confidante at your Service

WHO: Estée Lauder’s Director of Global Makeup Artisty, Blair Patterson, perfects the looks of glam gals like Kendall Jenner, Liu Wen and Joan Smalls. Whether at fashion shows, traveling the globe for beauty to beautify the likes of Estée supermodels, Blair knows how to create stunning looks for women of all ages.

WHAT: Blair will be at Saks Fifth Avenue Las Vegas for one day only in celebration of the 7th annual Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age contest. Here’s your chance to get beauty advice, application techniques and an imatch shade matching session straight from the source. Learn to highlight for that lit-from-within look — Talk beauty trends — Get the scoop on Kendall’s favorite red lip shade — Match your skin foundation and best lip and cheek shades.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 29th

WHERE: The Estée Lauder counter at Saks Fifth Avenue
The Fashion Show Shopping Center
3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

DETAILS: Book an appointment to receive your complimentary shade of 24-Hour Double Wear Foundation and get a complimentary makeover. Let a pro photographer take your winning shot!

Post your photo on instagram with a caption about what makes you fabulous, your age, and tag #FabAtEveryAgeContest to be instantly entered to win $5,000, must have products from Estée Lauder, a free trip to NYC, and more! Call the Saks Fifth Avenue Estee Lauder counter to book your appointment at (713) 627-0500.

@EsteeLauder #FabAtEveryAgeContest #DoubleWear

Get ready to sparkle with this fun, festival look

The glitter roots trend has quickly become one of the top Coachella styles that has girls everywhere, including Kendall Jenner, re-thinking their crafting techniques.

 

Inspired by the look, Redken Artist Doug Treadway has provided two easy step-by-steps using Redken to recreate glitter roots at home. Whether you’re getting ready for the next festival line-up or simply a night on the town, you’ll be able to achieve your own glam-rock look in minutes.

 

To start:

  • Mist wind blown 05 dry finishing spray through the hair to add texture and an airy finish.

 

  • Using your fingers, create a natural middle part, pulling hair into two sections.

 

  • Rake each section into a high ponytail. Secure with an elastic.

 

  • Reapply wind blown 05 dry finish spray to each ponytail add texture and a slight hold.

 

  • Carefully wrap each ponytail around its base to create a bun on either side of the head. Secure with hair pins.

 

  • Spray hair with quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for strong hold.

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Image Source: Doug Treadway

 

Glitter roots option 1:

  • Apply metal fix 08 metallic liquid pomade (gold or silver) to the tip of your brush and work on the scalp area either side of the hair part. If you don’t have a brush, use your fingers to paint onto the hair.

 

  • Apply as little or as much as you would like to achieve your desired glitter root effect. Let it sit for five minutes to partially dry.

 

  • Apply a second layer of metal fix 08 metallic liquid pomade.

 

  • Finish the look with quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for strong hold.

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Image Source: Doug Treadway

 

Glitter roots option 2:

  • Squeeze hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting hair gel into a bowl, add your color preference of glitter and mix together.

 

  • Apply the hardwear 16 glitter mixture to the roots using a brush.

 

  • Add additional colors of glitter to create a custom look.

 

  • Finish the look with quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for strong hold.

 

Details and hi-res images are attached. To learn more about Redken products, find a salon, book your next appointment or buy genuine Redken products from your local salon, visit Redken.com. Also available at Ulta, Beauty Brands and JCPenney Salons.

 

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER
DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

New Award Will be the AMA’s Highest Honor

Swift Will Open the Show with the World Television Premiere of “Blank Space”

The Show Will Broadcast Live SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Taylor Swift will be presented with the inaugural “Dick Clark Award for Excellence” at the 2014 American Music Awards.  Swift will be recognized for her historical album sales as the only artist in history to have three albums – “Speak Now, “Red” and “1989” — each debuting with more than 1 million sold in their first week. This year, in its first week, “1989” sold 1.287 million copies, making it the highest selling album released in 2014. Swift is the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, given to an artist who achieves a groundbreaking feat or creates a landmark work.  It is to be bestowed upon someone whose spirit and excellence capture the visionary passion that Dick Clark himself incorporated into everything he did.

Clark, the creator of the 42-year-old American Music Awards, influenced popular music in America for six decades. He was known for maintaining a standard of excellence both in the shows he produced and in the talent that he showcased. Simultaneously “America’s Oldest Teenager” and the most trusted name in music, Clark was responsible for the first TV appearances of many superstars including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Taylor Swift, who also made her debut on a Dick Clark Production show, will be honored with this prestigious award with Clark’s wife, Kari, in the audience, along with a theatre full of stars who grew up on Clark’s programs. This promises to be one of the most significant moments in the rich history of the AMA’s.

“The first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special,” said Kari Clark, wife of the late Dick Clark.  “He would be thrilled to know she is the first artist to receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.”

“The American Music Awards most closely reflects Dick Clark’s philosophy of popular music. It provides a platform for the biggest music artists of the day, with the winners voted on by the fans,” said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein.  “Clark always said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives,’ and no one’s recent music has provided a more meaningful soundtrack for the lives of music fans than Taylor Swift.”

Swift will also take to the stage to open the show with the world television premiere performance of her new single “Blank Space”.  She joins a line-up of must-see artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening’s host, Pitbull.  Additional stars slated to present throughout the evening include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Olivia Munn, Kevin O’Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Taylor Swift is the only artist in history to have three million-selling weeks (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989) and the only artist to have two singles hit No. 1 on Billboards HOT 100 Chart this year. Taylor is a global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY winner, and the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and more than 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor’s album RED, released two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week. The only other album to sell more than RED was her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989, the highest selling release since 2002 and the only album to go platinum in 2014. 1989 sold almost 1.3 million albums release week topping Billboard’s Top 200 charts and iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release. 1989 has sold almost three million copies globally and tops Billboard Top 200 for a third week.  “Shake It Off,” the first single from 1989, topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S.  Her current single “Blank Space,” immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Hot 100 and iTunes chart on its debut.

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced last month, revealing six nominations for Iggy Azalea–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

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 and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting.  Voting began on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s opened on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. The show will be hosted by Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Franke Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker, and will feature performances by this year’s hottest emerging artists including Becky G, Ella Henderson, Katy Tiz, Mary Lambert and R5. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23.  The live stream can be watched at ABC.com, TheAMAs.com and yahoo.com.

Once the show starts, the full digital experience kicks into high gear on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app for smartphones and tablets.  Sponsored by Kohl’s®, the “AMAs Backstage Live” on WATCH ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast.  Beginning at 8:00 PM ET, WATCH ABC viewers nationwide can choose between four different live feeds that deliver insider viewpoints into all the action happening on the show and backstage: Kohl’s Director’s Cut, Backstage and the Press Room. Verified pay TV viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia can also access a live stream of the full awards show as part of WATCH ABC’s regular service. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for 14 days.

The 2014 American Music Awards partners include Cumulus, Music Choice, Shazam, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.

The 2014 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Co-Executive Producers and Larry Klein is producer.

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.

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Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards 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, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, 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.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

MILEY CYRUS AND RICKY MARTIN TO PERFORM ON 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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MILEY CYRUS AND RICKY MARTIN TO PERFORM
ON 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDSKELLY ROWLAND, KENDALL JENNER, JORDIN SPARKS, KEVIN O’LEARY, MARK CUBAN, PETE WENTZ, AND WIZ KHALIFA ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERSAiring Live Sunday, May 18, 2014, From The MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8pm ET

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin will perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. They join a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic and Pitbull. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.

The first performer announced today is one of this year’s most talked-about music superstars, Miley Cyrus. An exciting new addition to the Billboard Music Awards lineup, Miley is a finalist in eight categories this year: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Hot 100 Song and Top Streaming Song. Cyrus will be performing remotely, from across the pond on her Bangerz tour, in Manchester, England.

Ricky Martin is no stranger to the Billboard Music Awards, having won Top New Latin Artist in 1993, Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year – Male, and Male Artist of the Year in 1999. Martin recently premiered his new song “Vida,” off the FIFA World Cup official soundtrack, which entered Billboard’s hot Latin Songs chart this week as the top debut at No. 11. He recently peaked at No. 2 on Hot Latin Songs as a featured vocalist, along with Jennifer Lopez, on Wisin’s “Adrenalina.”

Also announced today was a star-studded line up of presenters for the live awards show. This year’s roster includes an exciting mix of actors, musicians, and reality stars, including: Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Kendall Jenner, Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Pete Wentz, and Wiz Khalifa – in addition to some surprise guests!

Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.

The 2014 Billboard 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 additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

2014 Billboard Music Awards sponsors and partners include Chevrolet, CITI ThankYou, Cumulus, Guggenheim Partners, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Live Nation, Music Choice, Samsung Galaxy and Yahoo.

 

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ABOUT MILEY CYRUS
Miley Cyrus is a world renowned entertainer with record breaking success in film, television and music. She is a multiplatinum recording artist and has sold over 12 million albums and 20 million tracks in the US alone.

Miley’s latest album Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” off Bangerz have already sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone. “Wrecking Ball” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks. It became Miley’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and her fastest-flying Top 10 on Radio Songs.

ABOUT RICKY MARTIN
Grammy award winning, multi-platinum recording artist, Ricky Martin, has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide ninety-five have achieved platinum and forty have hit gold. In his continued success, Mr. Martin has received 4 US GRAMMY’s, 3 Latin GRAMMY awards, 10 Billboard Music Awards, 2 American Music Awards and 10 MTV VMA’s.

After spending five years in the spotlight with Menudo, Martin set-off on his own musical path. His self titled solo album was debuted in 1991. Martin’s continued growing success of landmark singles, including “Maria”, and his globally embraced 1998 World Cup Anthem “La Copa de la Vida” (The Cup of Life), vaulted him to the level of bona fide global superstar. Martin is a natural performer who has lead an oncoming cultural revolution.

Martin spent the latter part of the year in 2012 on stage inhabiting Che, the lead role in the Broadway revival of the musical Evita. Ricky had taken two and a half years off from the music industry to devote time to his family. After this time, Martin returned to his natural place in the artistic spotlight. Following his very successful year long run in Evita, Martin started another exciting adventure. He embarked this time as one of the coaches on the second and third season of The Voice Australia.

At the start of 2014, Martin partnered with multimedia technology 3D-4U and Sony Music Latin. Together they launched the new and revolutionary application Ricky Martin CONCERT 4-U. This application offers exclusive videos of his concert tour of Australia, which includes panoramic views as well as surround sound. It is controlled solely by the user. This style is entrepreneurial and the first time ever to be executed.

In April 2014, Martin launched his television special SuperSong, one can find exclusively on Crackle. SuperSong is a song competition for aspiring musicians and fans around the world that gave opportunity for individuals to create a song for the World Cup. In the same month, Martin launched the video for his latest hit single “Vida.”
“Vida,” Martin’s second World Cup song, was released worldwide as a single on April 22, 2014 and will be included in the official FIFA World Cup album “One Love, One Rhythm-The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album.”

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 which is 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.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 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 singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
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Photos: KENDALL JENNER HOSTS SUGAR FACTORY’S NEW YORK CITY GRAND OPENING

Superstar Kendall Jenner hosted the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie (www.sugarfactory.com) in the Meatpacking District of New York City on Thursday night.
The brand-new aunt to baby North West arrived to a swarm of hundreds of fans and photographers sporting skin-tight white jeans and a one-eyed sequin top, paired with Christian Louboutin stilettos.

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star hit the red carpet with Sugar Factory owner, Charissa Davidovici, and caused a frenzy in the heart of the New York City hotspot.

Jenner noshed on the Signature Sugar Factory Burger and didn’t hold back when it came to the fries – her favorite. For dessert, the model indulged in a hearty helping of the Chocolate Cookie Jar Milkshake, along with popcorn dipped in chocolate fondue, and the larger-than-life Sugar Factory King Kong ice cream sundae – 24 scoops of ice cream served with hot fudge, gummy bears, marshmallows, waffle cones, bananas and much more.
No trip to the confectionary paradise would be complete without a visit to Sugar Factory’s retail store. The brunette beauty scooped plenty of Sour Patch Kids – her go-to sweet treat – along with Swedish Fish, gumballs and strawberry sour belts.

Before departing, Jenner posed for photos with fans and signed countless autographs. The reality star picked-up a handful of merchandise to take home, including Sugar Factory tank tops and shorts, and Silver Rainbow Couture Pops.

Sugar Factory currently has stores located in Las Vegas at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. Sugar Factory’s first East Coast restaurant and retail shop is now open and located in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The brand’s first international location opened in the Seef District at the Ritz-Carlton in Bahrain. The popular celebrity hotspot will soon open retail locations in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, and become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SugarFactorLV, follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory, Vine at @SugarFactory and Instagram at @TheSugarFactory.

Kendall Jenner with Sugar Factory owner Charissa Davidovici on the red carpet in New York City
Kendall Jenner with Sugar Factory owner Charissa Davidovici on the red carpet in New York City


Photo credit: Michael Simon

SUGAR FACTORY HOSTS KENDALL JENNER’S ‘SWEET’ 16 BIRTHDAY BASH IN HOLLYWOOD

The entire Kardashian-Jenner clan came out in full-force on Saturday night to celebrate their teen queen, Kendall Jenner’s, 16th birthday at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. The budding model’s siblings, Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Rob, Kylie and parents, Bruce and Kris, made sure her special day was as sweet as could be, as famed confectionary brand Sugar Factory, hosted the unforgettable bash.

Sugar Factory created a one-of-a-kind “candy bar,” set up with every sugary concoction a girl could dream of.  Candy selections included all of Kendall’s favorites, specially picked out by her younger sister Kylie while at Sugar Factory’s store inside The Mirage in Las Vegas last weekend. Guests enjoyed Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, Australian licorice, sour gummy belts,  Blow Pops, candy necklaces, chocolate clodhoppers, and heart candies.  Kendall’s favorite elements of the sweet shop’s celebratory set-up was a huge 4-tier chocolate fountain and popcorn machine, where her and all of her friends had a blast dipping fruit in milk chocolate and scooping heaping helpings of fresh buttered popcorn to munch on.

All of Kendall’s family and friends left the party with fabulous party favors, including Sugar Factory gourmet caramel apples, Sugar Factory’s Signature Couture Lollipops and custom whirly pops that read “Kendall’s Sweet 16 Hosted by Sugar Factory.”

The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country –offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit, follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.