Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 to Perform at the American Music Awards

American Music Awards 2011
Katy Perry and Pitbull will be joined by Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 as performers on the 2011 American Music Awards set to take place on November 20, 2011 at NOKIA Theatre LA Live. And dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson confirmed Aguilera and Maroon 5 will be teaming up on “Moves Like Jagger.”

Orly Adelson and Larry Klein, AMA producer jointly stated, “The AMAs have always showcased the biggest acts on one stage and this year is no exception with a diverse and talented group of musicians.”

Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com for the star-studded event.

Winners will be determined by online voting, with fans encouraged to cast their votes at amavote.com or AMA.abc.com. Categories included in the American Music Awards are: Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational.

About Christina Aguilera [Courtesy of American Music Awards]:
One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, she has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard hot 100 chart, and has won five Grammy Awards, as well as three top five albums in the United States. She has collaborated with other legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Elton John and The Rolling Stones.  Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 100 greatest singers of all time. 

About Justin Bieber [Courtesy of American Music Awards]:
In less than two years Justin Bieber has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. He is the youngest male solo artist in Billboard 200 chart history to score a #1 album, since thirteen year old Steve Wonder. His album My Worlds 2.0 is the first album since ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached in 2000 to spend its first 27 weeks in the Billboard 200 Top 10. Justin has reached almost 2.2 billion views on YouTube, over 36 million Facebook fans, and over 13 million followers on Twitter. With the release of Never Say Never, Justin’s concert documentary, he had the biggest first week ever for a documentary and went on to become the highest grossing concert film in US history. Justin Bieber’s new Christmas album Under The Mistletoe will be released on November 1st, 2011. The album features Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Usher, The Band Perry and Busta Rhymes.  Justin has received multiple prestigious awards including Four American Music Awards, Two MTV Europe Awards, Two MTV Video Music Awards, Four Much Music Awards, Four Teen Choice Awards, A Brit Award, Two Juno Awards, Two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Six Billboard Awards as well as a CMT Award.

About Mary J Blige [Courtesy of American Music Awards]:
Iconic, Multi Grammy winning artist, singer/songwriter, producer and actress Mary J. Blige has announced plans to release her highly anticipated 10th studio album, My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1), on November 21, 2011. Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Among her many accolades, Blige can claim eight multi-platinum albums, 1 platinum album, 9 Grammy Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 29) and 4 American Music Awards. She stars opposite Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in Warner Bros’ Rock of Ages which will be released in June 2012.

About Kelly Clarkson [Courtesy of American Music Awards]:
Kelly Clarkson just released her highly anticipated 5th studio album, Stronger. Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 7 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards.

About Maroon 5 [Courtesy of American Music Awards]:
Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 has won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. The band recently released their third studio album Hands All Over, which spawned the Grammy nominated single “Misery.” Maroon 5’s latest hit “Moves Like Jagger” reached the number one spot on the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts. In addition, Adam Levine will return in February as one of the celebrity coaches on NBC’s The Voice.

Source: American Music Awards

Posted by Rebecca Murray