GLOBAL SUPER GROUP ONE DIRECTION RETURNS TO HEADLINE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY ON “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016

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GLOBAL SUPER GROUP ONE DIRECTION RETURNS
TO HEADLINE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY ON
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE
WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016”“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016”
Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square

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One Direction returns for its second year to headline the Billboard Hollywood Party as part of ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” The group will perform three songs throughout the show during the bi-coastal celebration. They join previously announced performer Carrie Underwood, who will be performing for over 1 million fans in Times Square, and millions more on TV, moments before the ball drops. With over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music, America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

“It’s been an incredible year for us and we can’t wait to ring in the New Year with all our fans on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” said One Direction. “It’s an honor to be back at the Billboard Hollywood Party for our second year.”

The show will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 10 years with live reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.  Popstar Fergie will oversee the festivities at the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

One Direction — composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — formed in 2010 on the U.K.’s award-winning TV talent show “The X Factor.” The group’s debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” was released in September 2011 and went straight to #1 in the U.K. and top five in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. The group’s first album, “Up All Night,” following suit, topping the Billboard 200 album chart. The release of their second album, “Take Me Home,” took One Direction to No. 1 in 37 countries. Their third album, “Midnight Memories,” was announced as the biggest selling album globally of 2013. One Direction’s fourth No. 1 studio album, “FOUR” featured hit singles “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes.” With “Four,” One Direction made Billboard history as the only group in the 59-year history of the chart to see their first four albums debut at number one. The band has sold more than 65 million records worldwide, achieved a total of 137 number ones, and is the recipient of five Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and five American Music Awards, among others. They have a massive 117 million combined Twitter followers and 38 million Facebook fans. One Direction surprised fans in July 2015 with the release of their single “Drag Me Down,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and previewed the band’s fifth studio album ‘MADE IN THE A.M.,’ which was release on Nov. 13, 2015. When Fellow album track “Perfect” entered the Hot 1-00 at No. 10 earlier this month, it marked One Direction’s fifth top 10 debut, pushing them past the Beatles for most top 10 debuts in the chart’s 57-year history.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup Thursday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016”

11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 1”

1:10 – 2:13 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 2”

 

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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.

Photos: One Direction Now on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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ONE DIRECTION ARRIVE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF THEIR “WORLD TOUR”

Sensational British Boy Band Now on Display through February 2016

Wax figures of the award-winning pop group, One Direction, are now on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas through February 2016 as part of their “world tour.” All five original members of 1D will be featured at the attraction, including Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and recently departed member, Zayn Malik. The pop stars are featured sitting on bleachers with plenty of room for fans to cozy up to the figures for the perfect photo opp.

First launched in London in 2013, the One Direction figures were created in close collaboration with the band. Over the course of two sittings, 40 talented studio artists worked to take hundreds of precise measurements, examined their skin tones, matched their eye colors and tested hair swatches to ensure accuracy. The stars’ personal hairstylist then added the final touches to the boys’ stylish strands. Dressed in clothes donated by the singers themselves, the figures are adorned in their signature smart-casual stage style. The band members were notably stunned by the likeness of their figures. The figure creation took four months to complete and the cost for each figure totaled approximately $300,000.

One Direction launched to super-stardom in 2010 after appearing on televised British singing competition, The X Factor. The chart-topping band has consistently been one of the most requested figure creations by Madame Tussauds’ guests.

“We’re just kind of a bit overwhelmed. We’ve been to Madame Tussauds and seen the kind of people who are in there. It’s crazy to think that we will be up there with them,” commented Harry Styles.

Niall Horan was similarly elated, stating, “We were super excited to find out that they were making us and that people felt we were worthy of a figure.”

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To purchase tickets to be the first to see One Direction and Madame Tussauds’ collection of more than 100 figures, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan and Phil in “The Hangover Experience,” pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram  @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees.

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood, California and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Missouri.; Atlanta, Georgia.; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

 

ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM THEIR NEW SINGLE “PERFECT” AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

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GLOBAL MUSIC SUPERSTARS ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM THEIR NEW
SINGLE “PERFECT” AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
Jennifer Lopez Will Host the Show
Live on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC

 

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that global music superstars One Direction will perform their new single “Perfect” at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. The band, who won three awards at last year’s ceremony (Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock, and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock), join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood.  The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

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One Direction — composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — formed in 2010 on the U.K.’s award-winning TV talent show “The X Factor.” The group’s debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” was released in September 2011 and went straight to #1 in the U.K., with their first album, “Up All Night,” following suit and also topping the Billboard album chart in the U.S. The release of their second album, “Take Me Home,” took One Direction to #1 in 37 countries. Their third album, “Midnight Memories,” was announced as the biggest selling album globally of 2013One Direction’s fourth #1 studio album, “FOUR” featured hit singles “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes.” The album made Billboard history as the only group in the 58-year history of the chart to see their first four albums debut at number one. The band has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, achieved a total of 91 number ones, and is the recipient of five Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and five American Music Awards, among others. They have a massive 115 million Twitter followers and 38 million Facebook fans. One Direction surprised fans in July 2015 with the release of their single “Drag Me Down,” breaking the record for the most streams of any one song in a single week at the time. The band’s fifth studio album ‘MADE IN THE A.M.’ is set to be released on November 13, 2015.

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:

  • One Direction: #AMAs1D

Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); and Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs). Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.

Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Awards” nominees 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.

The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”

The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. There are three key voting windows:

  • October 13 (9:30am ET) – November 11 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for all categories, excluding New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, and initial voting period for the ten Artist of the Year nominees.
  • November 12 (12:01am ET) – November 19 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for the final 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.
Fans can vote for each category once per day per platform with the exception of New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile for which fans can vote 100 times per day per platform. Here are the ways you can vote:
  • Via AMAvote.com – Voting available for all categories
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
  • Posting a Tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories

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 at 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, 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
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Vine: TheAMAs

 

Tickets 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; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “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 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.