PHOTOS: Steve Aoki Visits His Madame Tussauds Wax Figure at Level Up at MGM Grand, Thursday, March 22

 

Steve Aoki Visits His Madame Tussauds Wax Figure at Level Up at MGM Grand, Thursday, March 22

Steve Aoki was spotted with a familiar face Thursday, March 22 before his performance at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand: his own. The Grammy-nominated international DJ and producer visited his recently unveiled Madame Tussauds wax figure at Level Up before making his way into the club for his headlining show. The figure remained on display throughout the night, allowing fans to take photos as they passed, before returning to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled its new DJ Experience featuring Steve Aoki Tuesday, March 6, when the DJ himself became the first person to cake himself in wax form, before treating fans to a live set to launch the dance-party installation.

 

In true Aoki-style, his figure holds laser cannons that project digital beams around the room and wears customized denim pants from his own Dim Mak collection.

Aoki met with Madame Tussauds artists in May 2017 for a sitting where they took more than 200 hundred measurements and photographs to perfectly match his body, face, skin, hair and teeth. His figure joins Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Will Smith, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and more at the Las Vegas attraction.

 

About Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is a world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Join Alan, Phil and Mike Tyson for The Hangover Experience, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, walk the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, ranging from pop music stars to award-winning actors and actresses, glamorous Hollywood icons, and prominent sports figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas invites visitors to get up close with their favorite celebrities. For more information, visit the website at madametussauds.com/las-vegas/, on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram @TussaudsVegas.

About Steve Aoki
STEVE AOKI is a 2x Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak Records has become a launchpad for seminal acts such as The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has well over 900. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. Known for collaborations ranging from Snoop Dogg to Linkin Park to JJ Abrams to Migos and Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), AOKI’s debut artist album was nominated for the Best Electronic/Dance album Grammy while his follow ups NEON FUTURE I & II featured his Gold certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Kid Ink. Most recently “Just Hold On” with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson became a global smash after the pair debuted the song with a performance on X Factor. The song debuted at #1 in 43 countries and has since achieved Gold or Platinum status in 18 countries. AOKI recently received his second Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category as the subject of the 2016 Netflix Original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” which premiered to a sold out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Steve has also both donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charitable organizations including his own AOKI FOUNDATION with a primary goal of supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Steve Aoki released his latest album Kolony on July 21 (via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records) debuted at #1 on the Electronic Album charts. Kolony marks Aoki’s first full turn into rap music, with nearly 10 years of hip-hop collaborations, which he describes as “bridging the gap” between genres and is stacked with hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T Pain, and more

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR NICKI MINAJ IS SET TO OPEN THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” 

AFTER BREAKING THE RECORD FOR FEMALE ARTIST WITH THE MOST BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS,
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR NICKI MINAJ IS SET TO OPEN
THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”Minaj to be joined by Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta  
 for Epic 9-Minute Performance

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on BOTH COASTS from
T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multi-platinum artist Nicki Minaj will open the “2017 Billboard Music Awards“ with an epic 9-minute performance featuring special guests Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta. 2017 marks the fourth appearance for Minaj on the Billboard Music Awards stage, as well as her first television performance since breaking Aretha Franklin’s long-standing record for Female Artist charting the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will host the “2017 Billboard Music Awards along with previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist Presented by ION360. Voting for both categories will remain open until May 21, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT (one hour into the live broadcast).

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, 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 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. 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 success in music.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” Note, not all performances noted above will originate from the T-Mobile arena. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
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The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include ION360, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

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

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, 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 has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

About “2017 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, 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 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

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.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

DRAKE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS TIE THE ALL-TIME RECORD
FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR
WITH 22 EACH FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”!

Other Top Nominees include Twenty One Pilots with 17
and Rihanna with 14 Nominations

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 52 categories of music.  The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

As part of today’s nomination announcement, singer and hit-songwriter Julia Michaels and Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz appeared in the 8:00 a.m. ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” to announce the nominees in five categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Following the broadcast, four additional categories, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top R&B Song and Top Rock Song, were exclusively announced via Billboard.com. The remaining categories were announced exclusively via the Billboard Music Awards’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

“2017 Billboard Music Awards” nominations include a cross section of artists with many seeing more nods than ever. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year.  Drake’s nominations include, among others, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. The Chainsmokers’ nominations include double nods in six categories: Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song, with single nominations in 10 other categories. Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations, at 17, including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and three nominations in the Top Rock Song category.

Rihanna received the fourth most nominations, 14, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and a double nomination for Top R&B Song. Returning winners from 2016, who also received nominations this year, include Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Drake, Kirk Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots and more.

2017 TOP NOMINEE CHART FACTS:

  • In the past year, the chart-ruling Beyoncé notched her sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Lemonade and earned eight top 40-charting songs from the set on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lemonade also made the diva the first woman to debut at No. 1 with her first six full-length studio albums. In support of Lemonade, the entertainer mounted the Formation World Tour, which played to more than 2.2 million fans at 49 shows, and earned $256 million according to Billboard Boxscore. Beyoncé is a six-time Billboard Music Award winner, and was also was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in 2011.
  • 15-time Billboard Music Award winner Justin Bieber continued an illustrious run of success since releasing his No. 1 Billboard 200 album Purpose, which generated his first three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” He added two more top five Hot 100 hits in 2016, as his vocals helped Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” and DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” reach Nos. 2 and 4, respectively. The former also crowned Billboard‘s Pop Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts, all while Purpose continued its domination: it has spent more than 70 weeks on the chart, Bieber’s longest run on the list since his since 2010 LP, My World 2.0.
  • EDM DJ duo The Chainsmokers surged to the mainstream with a string of smash singles over the past year. The pair notched their first top five Billboard Hot 100 hit in summer 2016, “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring rising star Daya. After that, The Chainsmokers followed with their first No. 1, the 12-week leader “Closer,” featuring Halsey. The nostalgic song logged the longest reign atop the Hot 100 of 2016 and went on to historic heights, breaking the mark for the most weeks (27) tallied in the top five for any song in the Hot 100’s 59-year history.
  • Breakout rapper Desiigner’s viral hit “Panda” exploded in 2016, on its way to a record-setting 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and 17 weeks atop Hot Rap Songs. It also clocked two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s success helped the Brooklyn native earn several year-end honors, including the top new R&B/hip-hop artist of 2016.
  • Everything Drake touched turned to chart gold in the past year. The artist claimed his first No. 1 as a lead act on the Billboard Hot 100 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla; his Views album racked up 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (the longest run atop the list for a man since 1992); and his recent More Life project bowed atop the list in April. The latter set granted Drake his seventh consecutive No. 1 on the list, comprising every one of his full-length albums. Additionally, More Life blasted in atop the chart with a record number of streams for its songs in a single week: 384.8 million in the U.S.
 
  • Since soaring onto Billboard‘s country charts in 2012, Florida Georgia Line has continued to conquer with its mix of party anthems and reflective ballads. Dig Your Roots arrived as the duo’s third No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and the set spun off FGL’s fifth No. 1 single on Hot Country Songs, the 18-week leader “H.O.L.Y.” (as well as follow-up hits featuring Tim McGraw and Backstreet Boys). The act boasts two of three longest-reigning No. 1s in the Hot Country Songs chart’s six-decade history: before “H.O.L.Y.,” its debut hit “Cruise” ruled for a record 24 weeks.
  • 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Rihanna continued a record-setting run with her No. 1 Billboard 200 album Anti. As the set’s “Love on the Brain” reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, she became only the third act in Hot 100 history to earn 30 top 10 hits, following The Beatles (34) and Madonna (38). Another Anti top 10, “Needed Me,” gave the global superstar her longest-charting Hot 100 hit: its 45 weeks surpassed the 41 of “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris in 2011-2012.
  • Two-time Billboard Music Award-winners Twenty One Pilots spent the past year solidifying their domination of Billboard’s rock charts, claiming three long-running No. 1s on the Hot Rock Songs chart. The alternative rock duo’s “Stressed Out” ruled for 23 weeks, “Ride” followed with nine weeks on top, and “Heathens” spent a record 30 weeks at No. 1. All three tracks reached the top five on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart — making Twenty One Pilots the first rock act to earn three top five hits in a year since 1988.
  • After The Weeknd broke through to the pop mainstream in 2015 with his No. 1 Billboard 200 album Beauty Behind the Madness, the eight-time Billboard Music Award winner returned with another chart-topper, Starboy, in 2016. The set ruled the list for five weeks and spun off a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 in its title track, featuring Daft Punk. The album saw its second single, “I Feel It Coming,” again featuring Daft Punk, reach the top five in early April. Further, The Weeknd charted all 18 songs from Starboy on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Dec. 17, 2016, making him one of only two artists to have charted that many Hot 100 titles from a single album.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, 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 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. 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 success in music.

ABC’s three-hour telecast of the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” drew an average audience of 9.8 million viewers and a 3.2/10 in Adults 18-49 to rank as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program. In addition, the awards show was Sunday’s most social program with 1.8 million tweets.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Twitter: @BBMAs
Instagram: bbmas
Tumblr: bbmas.tumblr.com
Snapchat: thebbmas

The complete list of nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include Comcast and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

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

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, 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 has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

About “2017 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, 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 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

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,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Miss America” 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.

LUKE BRYAN, KAREN FAIRCHILD, CHARLIE PUTH AND MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

american music awards

 

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR DUETS

LUKE BRYAN TO DEBUT “HOME ALONE TONIGHT”
FEATURING KAREN FAIRCHILD OF LITTLE BIG TOWN

MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM HER PLATINUM-SELLING SONG
“LIKE I’M GONNA LOSE YOU” AND WILL BE JOINED BY
CHARLIE PUTH TO PERFORM HIS HIT SINGLE “MARVIN GAYE”

Jennifer Lopez Will Host the Live Broadcast
 on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC

 

dick clark productions and ABC announced today two spectacular duets to be performed at the “2015 American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Luke Bryan will perform the world premiere of “Home Alone Tonight” featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. Meghan Trainor will treat the audience to a performance of her platinum-selling song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and will be joined by Charlie Puth to perform his hit single “Marvin Gaye.” They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood and WALK THE MOON. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Luke Bryan is a three-time Favorite Male Artist – Country winner (2012, 2013, and 2014) and is nominated again this year. Bryan is also nominated as Artist of the Year, his second nomination in that category. This is Bryan’s second appearance on the AMA stage; he first performed in 2013, singing his hit single “That’s My Kind of Night.” Fairchild will take the AMA stage without her band mates for the first time but Little Big Town is nominated for their first American Music Award this year in the category Favorite Duo or Group – Country.

Charlie Puth is nominated for his first American Music Award for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile. This will be Puth’s first performance at the American Music Awards. Meghan Trainor is a four-time American Music Award nominee and first-time performer. This year Trainor is nominated in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary.

Luke Bryan

 

Luke Bryan – Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 14 singles at #1 and sold nearly 8 million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. Bryan’s recent album Kill The Lights recently debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. This is Bryan’s third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Kill The Lights is the third-largest-selling album debut in 2015 at the time of its release, after R&B / hip hop releases from Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Kill The Lights is also the highest country album debut in the last two years, since Bryan’s Crash My Party debuted at #1 in August 2013.

Karen Fairchild

Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) – GRAMMY Award-winning country super group Little Big Town, comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, is one of country music’s most iconic foursomes. The multi-Platinum-selling band is currently the reigning ACM and CMA (3x) Vocal Group of the Year, and they are the most recent inductees into the famed Grand Ole Opry. Little Big Town is responsible for some of the format’s biggest hits including “Day Drinking,” “Pontoon,” “Little White Church,” “Boondocks” and their most recent record-breaking smash, “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town is now out on the PAIN KILLER TOUR in support of their latest Capitol Nashville release, Pain Killer. For more information, visit www.LittleBigTown.com.

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth – Charlie Puth has fast become a worldwide star thanks to the international smash hit, “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth). The 4x RIAA platinum certified track, which was co-written and co-produced by Puth, is featured on Atlantic Records’ FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. It has entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topped Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks, hit No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Songs” chart in a remarkable 101 countries, and shattered Spotify records by becoming the most streamed track ever in a single day (with 3.18 million global streams on April 8th alone) and in a single week (a stunning 21.9 million worldwide streams). Puth is also seeing huge success with his hit single “Marvin Gaye” feat. Meghan Trainor, which is featured on his upcoming debut album NINE TRACK MIND along with current single “One Call Away.” As if that weren’t enough, Puth recently teamed up with Lil Wayne for “Nothing But Trouble,” the new single from Big Beat Records’ hugely anticipated soundtrack for 808, the landmark documentary chronicling the incredible story of the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Puth has found himself among modern pop’s most in-demand co-writers and producers – recent credits include two tracks on Jason Derulo’s acclaimed new album Everything Is 4, the R&B chart-topping single “Slow Motion” by Atlantic’s own Trey Songz, and further collaborations not yet announced.

meghan

Meghan Trainor – The Nantucket-born pop singer and songwriter earned superstar status in 2014 the old-fashioned way—with infectious, inimitable, and inescapable music. Her debut single “All About That Bass” went 9-times RIAA platinum, eventually received two Grammy® Award nominations, won Billboard Music Awards for “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Digital Song,” held #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks, and received over 1 billion YouTube/VEVO views in less than a year. However, she didn’t stop there. Her full-length debut, TITLE [Epic Records] crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1 in early 2015 and broke records as the “biggest-selling debut for a female artist’s first full-length album in more than five years” and “the biggest-selling debut for a solo artist’s first full-length in more than three years.” The critically acclaimed album also produced the double platinum hits “Lips Are Movin” and “Dear Future Husband” and platinum “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” featuring John Legend.  Meghan sold out every date of her first national tour and went on to pack venues during Summer 2015’s THE MTRAIN TOUR. However, this star has only just started to shine, and you’ll be hearing more about her soon.

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:

  • Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild: #LukeKarenAMAs
  • Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: #MeghanCharlieAMAs

Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs); and WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs). 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. 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
  • Via Twitter
    • All categories except Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: 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 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, 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: 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.

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
Tumblr:  americanmusicawards.tumblr.com
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.

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, SELENA GOMEZ AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, SELENA GOMEZ AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD
 TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
 
These Artists Join Previously Announced Host and Performer Jennifer Lopez
Live on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC
 


dick clark productions and ABC announced today that 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez  and Carrie Underwood will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez. 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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Hailing from a small town in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, 5 Seconds of Summer blazed onto the scene and the charts, with their self-titled debut album entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1, selling 260,000 units in the U.S. in its first week of release, marking the biggest debut for a new act in 2014. It topped the iTunes charts in a total of 76 countries.  Their sophomore album, Sounds Good Feels Good, will be released on October 23 via Hi or Hey Records/Capitol Records. 5 Seconds of Summer took home the trophy for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s at the “2014 American Music Awards.”

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Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez redefines her role as a pop artist on her new album Revival which recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s album chart.  Powerful and passionately charged, thrilling and sophisticated, Revival has also earned Gomez a host of rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly called it “one of fall’s sleekest albums” and “as fresh and forward-thinking as the music of indie darlings Tove Lo and FKA Twigs,” while Rolling Stone raved “this is the sound of a newly empowered pop artist growing into her strengths like never before.” USA Today noted that “Gomez is bound to get at least a few skeptics off of Instagram and onto the dance floor” with her “cool, groovy and electro-savvy” album. “Gomez arrives with a pop vengeance throughout the record, as ear-sucking hooks and telling lyrics lay the groundwork for ’80s-infused dance riffs and head-rushing genre-hopping that saturates all 14 tracks,” raved Complex. The first single from Revival, “Good For You” featuring A$AP Rock is Gomez’s biggest hit to date.  It is her fastest-ever platinum seller and spent three consecutive weeks at #1 at Top 40 radio.  Revival  marks the latest chapter in a career that’s brought Gomez from starring on television at age 15 to taking a central role in Harmony Korine’s 2012 cult classic “Spring Breakers” — all while selling more than 22 million singles worldwide. Gomez announced that she will embark on her worldwide “Revival Tour” in 2016. The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across the United States and Canada. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on May 6th at Mandalay Bay and hits major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and more.

 

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Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television and film.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote.  The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012.  Her four studio albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.  In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.  In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.”  In September of 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards.  Underwood is at radio now with her record-breaking single “Smoke Break,” the first single released from her fifth studio album, Storyteller, out worldwide on October 23, 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, starting with 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. 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:
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: #5SOSonAMAs
  • Selena Gomez: #RevivalAMAs
  • Carrie Underwood:  #CarrieOnAMAs
Nominations for the “2015 American Music Awards” were announced last week by Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth, revealing that Taylor Swift leads this year’s nominees with the chance to take home six trophies. 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 in any (or many) of the below ways:

  • 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
Tumblr:  americanmusicawards.tumblr.com 
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.

 

THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
Taylor Swift Leads This Year with 6 Nominations, Ed Sheeran and
The Weeknd Tie with 5 Nominations Each2015 Artist of the Year Nominees include Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Meghan Trainor

Jennifer Lopez Will Host the “2015 American Music Awards” Live from the
Microsoft Theater on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2015 American Music Awards” nominees. Recording artists Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth rose at the crack of dawn to reveal six categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs).  ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 12 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously-announced categories.  (See the full list of nominees below).  As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will host and perform on the “2015 American Music Awards,” which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Taylor Swift leads this year 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 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 ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through November 11 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

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.”

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, Song of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, 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 American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except those listed below. Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:

  • Via AMAvote.com
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s).
  • Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile will open on November 1 at 12:01am ET.  More information on voting for these categories will be provided in the coming weeks.
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” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards®:

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Bryan
  • Ariana Grande
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor
  • The Weeknd

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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

  • Fetty Wap
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tove Lo
  • Walk The Moon
  • The Weeknd

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SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
  • Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
  • The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

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COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
  • Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
  • Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
  • Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

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FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Nick Jonas
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith

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FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor

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FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • Walk The Moon

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Ed Sheeran “x”
  • Sam Smith “In The Lonely Hour”
  • Taylor Swift “1989”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”
  • Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”
  • Sam Hunt “Montevallo”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
  • Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J.  Blige
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown “X”
  • D’Angelo and The Vanguard “Black Messiah”
  • The Weeknd “Beauty Behind the Madness”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Hozier
  • Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Ricky Martin
  • Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Casting Crowns
  • Hillsong United
  • MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
  • Pitch Perfect 2

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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, Song of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, 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.

Madame Tussauds Debuts World’s 1st Bruno Mars Wax Figure in Las Vegas

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MADAME

MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST BRUNO MARS
WAX FIGURE IN LAS VEGAS

 

 International pop superstar Bruno Mars has been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday. The “Uptown Funk” star will be on display starting this Thursday, Oct. 8 inside the “Music Room,” which is home to fellow music maestros ranging from Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj to Stevie Wonder.

Bruno Mars is an 18-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. At the top of 2014, Mars made NFL history with the most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show that amassed a record breaking 115.3 million viewers, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician has sold more than 130 million singles worldwide and was named Billboard’s 2013 “Artist of the Year.” His most recent album, “Unorthodox Jukebox” and his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” have a combined certification total of 94x Platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.  Mars most recently teamed up with Mark Ronson on the smash hit “Uptown Funk.” The international hit single is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 of the 2010s and is the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1.

Looking at home in front of a keyboard, Mars’ figure was created by Madame Tussauds’ studio team taking 20 dedicated artists nearly six months to complete. The figure was first sculpted in clay by hand then covered in a plaster cast. Once the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool. Nearly six weeks were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand which is customary for Madame Tussauds’ studio team. Finally, the figure was fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint were applied to build up skin tones – all to achieve the astonishingly lifelike figure styled to pay homage to Mars’ retro showmanship. Mars personally donated the royal blue jacket that his figure wears.

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

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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.

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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Debuts Rapper-Singer Nicki Minaj Wax Figure

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS DEBUTS
RAPPER-SINGER NICKI MINAJ WAX FIGURE

Nicki Minaj Aug 4 2015 Photos By Denise Truscello
Nicki Minaj
Aug 4 2015
Photos By Denise Truscello

WHAT:
Today, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled the world’s first wax figure of multi-platinum award-winning rapper and singer Nicki Minaj. Inspired by her “Anaconda” music video, the wax figure were displayed inside Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS

WHO:
The Nicki Minaj wax figure took nearly six months and more than 20 artists to create. Minaj’s figure was based on more than 300 body measurements, and was first sculpted in clay by hand and then covered in a plaster cast. The finishing touches included applying acrylic eyes and teeth, hair and several layers of paints and tints. Minaj was positioned into her provocative pose made famous by her “Anaconda” music video, which has nearly 500 million views on YouTube. Minaj’s figure is set among a jungle backdrop, back-up dancers and special effects– all based on the popular video.

Minaj’s figure will be permanently installed into the attraction’s Music Room.

To purchase tickets to be the first to see Minaj and Madame Tussauds’ collection of more than 100 figures, including the new Hangover Experience, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Aug. 4

WHERE:
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

Photos/Video: NICK JONAS, CHRIS BROWN, KELLY CLARKSON, NICKI MINAJ, SHAGGY, ECHOSMITH AND DAVID GUETTA HEAT UP LAS VEGAS AT THE IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY AT CAESARS PALACE

NICK JONAS, CHRIS BROWN, KELLY CLARKSON, NICKI MINAJ, SHAGGY, ECHOSMITH AND DAVID GUETTA HEAT UP LAS VEGAS AT THE IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY AT CAESARS PALACE 

The CW Network to Air iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party as a Televised Special on Thursday, June 11

 

The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party hosted this summer’s hottest party with music’s biggest artists on Saturday night at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The event, which for the first time ever was held in Las Vegas and was hosted by Nick Joans, featured live performances by Jonas, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Shaggy, Echosmith and David Guetta. Special guests included Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, Katharine McPhee, Holly Madison, Tyson Beckford, Robert Graham, Jef Holm, Zack Kalter, Becca Tilley and iHeartRadio’s own Mario Lopez, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Big Boy, Romeo, JV, Brotha Fred, Angi Taylor, Ramiro, Letty B, Prostyle, Paul Costabile and DJ Suss One.


The music of the iHeartRadio app came to life with an extraordinary lineup and these special moments:

  • Kelly Clarkson opened the show
  • Shaggy performed his classic hit, “It Wasn’t Me” and new song “I Need Your Love”
  • Nick Jonas showered fans with water from the stage and said he wanted to make sure he got a photo with Bebe Rexha
  • Adam Lambert introduced Echosmith
  • Nikki Minaj invited fans on stage and told women not to let men take care of them
  • David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha performed “Hey Mama” together live

 

The 2015 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party was a prominent social media topic throughout the weekend – #iHeartPoolParty trended No. 1 in U.S. Saturday evening and continues to trend with tweets and retweets from fans as well as artists.

 

iHeartMedia ran a national on-air and online promotion across its mainstream and rhythmic CHR, HOT-AC and EDM stations as well as on iHeartRadio, bringing hundreds of lucky winners to the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party.  Winners received weekend packages, which included round-trip airfare, two-night luxury hotel accommodations at Caesars Palace for two and access to all the weekend’s events, including Saturday’s all-day pool party featuring sets by iHeartRadio’s Prostyle.

 

Grand Prize Winner, Jennifer Paqueo from Kent, Washington, received a fantasy all-access experience, which included being flown to Las Vegas on a private luxury jet, a suite at Caesars Palace, spa treatments at Qua Baths & Spa, a VIP dinner at Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, exclusive once-in-a-lifetime artist experiences and more.

 

The event streamed LIVE for fans nationwide on Yahoo Live www.yahoo.com/live and on iHeartMedia CHR, RCHR, HOT-AC and EDM stations nationwide. For the third consecutive year, the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party will air as an exclusive television broadcast nationally on The CW Network on Thursday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 

About iHeartMedia

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

 

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.  The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com.

Singer Shaggy performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Chris Brown performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 30:  Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) *** Local Caption *** Nick Jonas
: Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) *** Local Caption *** Nick Jonas
Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
DJ David Guetta performs onstage during The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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IHEARTMEDIA, THE CW NETWORK AND YAHOO BRING FANS NATIONWIDE THE 2015 “IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY,” HOSTED BY NICK JONAS

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IHEARTMEDIA, THE CW NETWORK AND YAHOO BRING FANS NATIONWIDE THE 2015 “IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY,” HOSTED BY NICK JONAS

Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Shaggy,
Echosmith and David Guetta to Perform Live at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

 

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Will Stream on Yahoo Live May 30 at 8 p.m.
and Televised on The CW Network on June 11

 

iHeartMedia announced today that Nick Jonas will host the 2015 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, the summer’s hottest party which for the first time ever will be at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. This year’s incredible lineup will feature live performances by Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Shaggy, Echosmith and David Guetta as well as special guest appearances by Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, Katharine McPhee, Holly Madison, Tyson Beckford, Robert Graham, Zack Kalter, Becca Tilley and iHeartRadio’s own Mario Lopez, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Big Boy, Romeo, JV, Brotha Fred, Angi Taylor, Ramiro, Letty B, Prostyle, Paul Costabile and DJ Suss One.

 

The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live, where fans have the freedom to stream the concert for free wherever they are through the Yahoo Screen App for iOS and Android, and on connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, XBox, Tivo and www.yahoo.com/live at 8 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 30. In addition fans nationwide can listen to the special broadcast on iHeartMedia Mainstream Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio (RCHR), HOT-AC and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) stations nationwide at 8 p.m. PT. For the third consecutive year, the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party will air as an exclusive television broadcast nationally on The CW Network on Thursday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 

To promote the event, iHeartMedia ran a national on-air and online promotion across its mainstream and rhythmic CHR, HOT-AC and EDM stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company’s all-in-one digital streaming platform. Hundreds of lucky winners will receive iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party packages, which include round-trip airfare, two-night luxury hotel accommodations at Caesars Palace for two and access to all the weekend’s events.  Plus the Grand Prize Winner, Jennifer Paqueo from Kent, Washington, will receive a fantasy all-access experience which will include being flown to Las Vegas on a private luxury jet, a suite at Caesars Palace, spa treatments at Qua Baths & Spa, a VIP dinner at Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, exclusive once-in-a-lifetime artist experiences and more.

 

The iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of this year’s event include BACARDÍ® Limon™, Honda Stage, Ideal Image®, Pepsi®, Smashburger® and The CW Network. For more information on the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party visit iHeartRadio.com.

 

 

 

About iHeartMedia

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

 

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.  The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com.

 

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Photos/Video: Celebrity Highlights / “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” Presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV

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Earlier this evening at the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super-fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao, presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View, the biggest names in entertainment and sports arrived at the MGM Grand to watch as Mayweather defended his title, beating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Prior to the ‘fight of the century,’ the following celebrities attended SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV’s VIP Pre-Fight Party at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:  Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Matt Bomer (HBO’S The Normal Heart), Jerry Bruckheimer, Louis C.K., Jim Caviezel, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Chapman, Julie Chen, Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO’S Game Of Thrones), Whitney Cummings (HBO Comedy Special), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michael J. Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Elyes Gabel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pooch Hall (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless), Allison Janney (Showtime’s Master of Sex), Joshua Jackson (Showtime’s The Affair), Magic Johnson, Michael Keaton, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, Josh Lawson (Showtime’s House Of Lies), Sugar Ray Leonard, Katharine McPhee, Dash Mihok (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Reggie Miller, Shad Moss, Stephen Moyer (HBO’S True Blood), Niecy Nash (HBO’S Getting On), John Ortiz (HBO’S Togetherness), Anna Paquin (HBO’s True Blood), Jordan Peele, Amanda Peet, Wendell Pierce (HBO’S Confirmation), Brett Ratner, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Rose, Gabriel Salvador, Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Ben Schwartz (Showtime’s House of Lies), Dax Shepard, Ben Silverman, Tony Sirico (HBO’S The Sopranos), Sting, Maura Tierney (Showtime’s The Affair), Glynn Turman (Showtime’s House of Lies), Sheryl Underwood, Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Mark Wahlberg (HBO’S Ballers & Entourage), Victor Williams (Showtime’s The Affair), Ruth Wilson (Showtime’s The Affair), and more along with network executives Leslie Moonves (CBS Corporation President & CEO), Matt Blank (Showtime Chairman & CEO), Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman & CEO), David Nevins (Showtime President), Michael Lombardo (HBO President, Programming), Stephen Espinoza (Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager) and Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports).

 

Additional celebrities attended the fight sitting ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Tom Brady, Chris Brown, Kevin Connelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Julian Edelman, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Sugar Shane Mosley, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Mike Tyson, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne, and more.

 

Following the fight, talent from CBS and SHOWTIME along with VIP guests including Jim Caviezel, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Pooch Hall, Shanola Hampton, Allison Janney, Michael B Jordan, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Dash Mihok, Shad Moss, Jordan Peele and more attended a post-fight VIP dinner at Craftsteak featuring Casamigos cocktails.

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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.

Prank-Calling Comedian Rickey Smiley Makes His Debut At The Orleans Showroom August 23-24

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Prank-Calling Comedian Rickey Smiley Makes His Debut At The Orleans Showroom August 23-24

Best known for his prank calls and many film and TV appearances, standup comedy veteran Rickey Smiley will perform at the Orleans Showroom August 23 and 24.

A notable “clean” comic, Smiley finds comedy in everyday observations.  He brings his cast of beloved original characters with him to Las Vegas, including church lady “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie” and redneck “Beauford.”  The show also features a live band, which Smiley accompanies playing several instruments and singing.

Smiley is perhaps most famous for his prank calls, in which he presents absurd situations and cases of mistaken identity in the voices of one or more of his original characters.  His six comedy albums of prank calls have garnered favorable reviews.

Star of his own top-rated, nationally syndicated radio show, “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” is heard on urban radio stations across the country. It features Smiley’s signature prank phone calls, news and music, as well as interviews with entertainers including Kevin Hart, Ne-Yo, Ice Cube and Nicki Minaj.

Taking his comedy talents to the silver screen, Smiley has appeared in films such as “Friday After Next,” “First Sunday,” and “Baggage Claim.”  He has also hosted and appeared on “BET’s Comic View” and appeared on “Comedy Central Presents,” as well as HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Def Comedy Jam: All Stars.”  The third season of Smiley’s sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Show” recently aired on TV One.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

SUGAR FACTORY TO EXPAND GLOBALLY WITH BAHRAIN LOCATION THIS SUMMER

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SUGAR FACTORY TO EXPAND GLOBALLY WITH
BAHRAIN LOCATION THIS SUMMER

 

 

 

Sugar Factory, in conjunction with Bahrain-based brand, Haute Cupcakes, will expand abroad to the Middle East, located at the Ritz-Carlton. Growing its acclaimed confectionary empire globally, Sugar Factory’s first international location is scheduled to open in early summer.

“We have been looking forward to expanding the Sugar Factory brand internationally,” says owner, Charissa Davidovici. “We are excited to partner with Bahrain’s top confectionary brand, Haute Cupcakes.”

The Bahrain Sugar Factory will feature a sampling of the company’s signature treats and merchandise. Synonymous with the Sugar Factory brand, Couture Pops have become a pop culture phenomenon and have made confections a celebrity accessory. Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Sting, Charlie Sheen and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the celebrities who have been spotted with the sparkly lollipops.

From classic childhood novelties and modern candy creations to Sugar Factory’s signature celebrity Couture Pops, the new, 300-square-foot store will offer it all in the Seef Area, Bahrain’s business district. The sweet destination will feature a large selection of sweet treat options, such as bulk candy and baked treats by Haute Cupcakes, as well as a collection of playful and chic retail merchandise that will include stylish T-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, glassware and more.

Sugar Factory’s Bahrain shop will be designed by extraordinary talent Amy Kim of AK DesignNETWORK, The brand’s Bahrain location will combine function and form to take the guest on a breathtaking, visually-inspiring journey. Kim has many impressive projects to her credit, including a collaboration with Philippe Starck on the groundbreaking interior of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, and Hecho Inc., a strong design and build firm making their name among New York City’s finest.

Operated by Haute Cupcakes, Sugar Factory’s first Bahrain location will carry the trendiest baked goods, such as pastries, cake pops and cupcakes. The Haute Cupcakes brand is operated under the same parent company of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Trader Vic’s Polynesian Restaurant and Bushido Japanese Restaurant and Lounge and sister-company to International Hotels Establishment.

The celebrated confection brand known for its sinful sweets will give guests signature treats with a café-style menu. The center pieces of Sugar Factory’s café will be one-of-a-kind, crave-worthy milkshakes such as The Barbie, Very Berry Blast and Chocolate Cookie Jar, coffees, sundaes and baked confections, which will mesmerize every sweet tooth. Sugar Factory, with Haute Cupcakes, plans to expand within Bahrain over the next few years.

Sugar Factory has established its brand to locations throughout the United States, including its ever-popular Las Vegas locations, which are located at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. The brand’s first East Coast restaurant and retail location is now open in New York City’s famed Meatpacking District. Sugar Factory’s Brooklyn location is slated to open this fall in the Barclays Center.

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a staple in such national media as People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today Show” and more.

The Sugar Factory brand is a hit around the world – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. The famed sweet retreat opened its first New York City location in the Meatpacking District and will open a second East Coast sweet shop in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this fall. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarFactoryLV and follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory and Instagram at @TheSugarFactory.

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Katy Perry and Rihanna Enjoying Sugar Factory Couture Pops

SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE INTRODUCES NEW MENU SELECTIONS

SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE INTRODUCES NEW MENU SELECTIONS

Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas has introduced a new menu complete with dozens of new dining and cocktail selections.

Sugar Factory’s new executive chef, Matthew Piekarski, has added an array of selections to the entire menu, starting with two savory appetizers. The crispy Popcorn Shrimp is paired deliciously with remoulade slaw and classic horseradish cocktail sauce, and the spiced honey glazed chicken wings are tossed in house-made sauce.

Piekarski has also created a variety of hearty sandwiches including the Grilled Ham and Brie Sandwich, made with oven-roasted shaved ham, imported brie, arugula and fig preserves; the Double Grilled Cheese BLT Sandwich, made with applewood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, Muenster and American cheeses; and the Grilled Prime Steak Sandwich, made with prime top sirloin steak, sautéed onions, roasted peppers and Muenster cheese on whole grain bread.

New pizza selections include the flavorful Prosciutto Pizza, topped with spiced pear chutney, imported brie, fennel and roasted peppers and finished with truffle oil; and the Bacon and Artichoke Pizza, made with roasted garlic, mozzarella, fontina and parmesan.

New entrees include Sugar Factory’s Bouillabaisse made with mussels, clams, fresh white fish, gulf shrimp, calamari, scallops, saffron, tomato broth and grilled crostini; and Spicy Shrimp Pasta, made with gulf shrimp, sautéed in oil and chili flakes, a spicy tomato broth, lemon, baby spinach and dried chilies.

Known for its decadent desserts, Sugar Factory has added the S’Mores Crepe, topped with toasted marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, melted chocolate chunks, dark chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream; and the Rocky Road Pizza, made with milk chocolate chunks, dark chocolate sauce, marshmallow fluff and graham crackers. Other new dessert selections include Mexican Hot Chocolate fondue, complete with dark chocolate, cinnamon and almonds and served with cajeta stuffed churros, and the Dulce Delicious sundae, made with dulce de leche ice cream, hot caramel sauce, pecans, whipped cream and waffle cone pieces.

Sugar Factory has added several new cocktails to its sweet treat-inspired cocktail list, as well. The Almond Joy Martini is made with Bacardi Coconut, Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur and Toschi Nocello Walnut Liqueur, and the Cherry Tootsie Pop cocktail is a potent concoction made of Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur, Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, Three Olives Cherry Vodka and a special cherry puree.

Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, with direct access from Las Vegas Boulevard, Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s sizeable menu features an array of savory items including pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, burgers and more. Breakfast selections include gourmet waffles, omelets, pancakes and crepes. Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s over-the-top dessert menu includes signature sweet treats such as fondue selections and the King Kong Sundae with 16 different scoops of ice cream, along with homemade gelato, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, pastries and more. Open 24-hours-a-day and seven-days-a-week, guests can indulge in their cravings anytime they want at this confectionary and gourmet emporium.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a favorite among the world’s hottest celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Drake, Holly Madison, Brody Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Rupert Grint, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Nick Cannon, Ke$ha and many more. With faces like these popping up at a moment’s notice, patrons have the chance to make their experience at Sugar Factory, even sweeter than imagined. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarFactoryLV and follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory.

 

Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city.  Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, European-inspired boutiques and shops, The Paris Spa by Mandara, a picturesque wedding chapel . Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi and internationally-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, opening in spring 2012. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Paris, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.

 

GIVE MOM A SWEET DAY WITH BRUNCH, ‘MOMOSA’ DRINK SPECIAL AT SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE

GIVE MOM A SWEET DAY WITH BRUNCH, ‘MOMOSA’ DRINK SPECIAL AT SUGAR
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Celebrate Mothers at Strip-Side Eatery on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13

 

Every mom deserves an extra sweet day and there will be no better place to treat her well this Mother’s Day than at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas. The whimsical eatery will feature an unlimited “momosa” drink special, priced at $15, to go along with their dozens of delicious brunch menu items on Sunday, May 13.

The day’s special term for a classic mimosa cocktail is just the beginning of the creative cuisine moms and families will get to experience at Sugar Factory American Brasserie. Original dishes include the Red Velvet Pancakes topped with cherry syrup, white chocolate shavings, candied orange and maple syrup, priced at $12. Another favorite is the Chocolate Decadence French Toast, which features rich, dark chocolate-stuffed brioche piled with strawberries and drizzled with a choice of white, milk or dark chocolate syrup, priced at $14.

For a more savory meal, diners can try the Sugar Factory Eggs Benedict, priced at $13, served with scalloped potatoes, parmesan cheese, Canadian bacon and grilled asparagus, capped off with a creamy, herb Hollandaise sauce. The Smoked Salmon Croissant is also a crowd-pleaser, made up of Alaskan-smoked salmon, chive cream cheese spread, arugula and a side of piping hot home fries, available for $18.

These menu items, along with dozens of different items, including crepes, waffles, pancakes, eggs and, of course, unforgettable desserts, are available all day and all night at the one-of-a-kind restaurant.

After brunch, guests can take their mothers on a shopping spree in Sugar Factory’s flagship retail store, conveniently attached to the restaurant. This sweet spot is perfect for spoiling the lady-of-honor, filled with 6,000 square-feet of delectable treats, scrumptious chocolates, and an incredible array of candy-inspired apparel and novelty items, with Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pops taking center stage.  The shop also offers signature sundaes, milkshakes, cupcakes, gelatos, ice creams, and café treats.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie will also hold a special Mother’s Day game during the two weeks leading up to the joyful holiday. The eatery will have a towering display of colorful candy by their front doors. Guests are encouraged to guess the correct amount of candies in the display and to submit their estimations in a collections box, directly next to the display. On Mother’s Day, the estimations will be read and the guest with the closet guess to the correct amount will be contacted and receive a heaping  Mother’s Day basket as a special holiday prize.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie has proved to be the hottest new spot on the Strip, loved by locals and tourists alike. Hollywood favorites have always had a soft spot for this decadent destination, with Tinsel Town’s favorites dining in, such as Kim Kardashian, Drake, Holly Madison, Brody Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Kourtney Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Nick Cannon, Ke$ha and many more. With faces like these popping up at a moment’s notice, patrons have the chance to make their experience at Sugar Factory, even sweeter than imagined.

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have already hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian, the Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears are now endorsing their very own Couture Pops, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a staple in such national media as People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today Show” and more.

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, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com and follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory.

 

Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city.  Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, European-inspired boutiques and shops, The Paris Spa by Mandara, a picturesque wedding chapel and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi and internationally-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, opening in spring 2012. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

Paris, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.

 

 

GUESTS WILL FEEL LUCKY WITH SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY MENU

GUESTS WILL FEEL LUCKY WITH SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY MENU

Sugar Factory American Brasserie to Offer Festive St. Patty’s Day Specials on Saturday, March 17

Luck of the Irish will strike at Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Paris Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17. The Strip-side hot spot has created a special menu for the lucky day.

Guests can get a wee taste of Ireland with specialty lunch and dinner items, created by Executive Chef, Michael Sellmann. The St. Patrick’s Day menu will offer an Irish Sandwich, made with corned beef and topped with fancy mustard and vinaigrette dressed cabbage on toasted marbled rye bread, priced at $15. For a heartier meal, the popular eatery will also offer a savory Guinness Braised Irish Beef Stew, served with mashers and cabbage, priced at $22.

For dessert, Sugar Factory American Brasserie has created something even better than a pot of gold – Green Velvet Fondue for Two! The decadent and festive Green Velvet Fondue will be served with gummy bears, strawberries and house-made brownie bites, pound cake and marshmallows, priced at $23.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie has proved to be the hottest new spot on the Strip, loved by locals and tourists alike. Hollywood favorites have always had a soft spot for this decadent destination, with Tinsel Town’s favorites dining in, such as Kim Kardashian, Drake, Holly Madison, Brody Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Kourtney Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Nick Cannon, Ke$ha and many more. With faces like these popping up at a moment’s notice, patrons have the chance to make their experience at Sugar Factory, even sweeter than imagined.

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. The brand has made confections part of popular culture and has turned sweets into the latest designer accessory. Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop collections have already hit the red carpets in the hands of celebrities at major events in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas. Kim Kardashian, the Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears are now endorsing their very own Couture Pops, and are just part of the buzz that has made Sugar Factory a staple in such national media as People, OK!, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, NBC’s “Today Show” and more.

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, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com and follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory.

Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city.  Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, European-inspired boutiques and shops, The Paris Spa by Mandara, a picturesque wedding chapel. Ten restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Jean Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant and French bistro Mon Ami Gabi. Beginning in March 2012, the award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” will be presented in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com.   Members of the media may access press information and high-resolution images online at caesars.thedigitalcenter.com.  Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Paris, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.