Music’s party of the year is almost here! The 2011 American Music Awards kick off this Sunday at 8pm ET on ABC. So here is everything you need to know about this year’s ceremony!
This year the excitement starts early, because the Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live @ the 2011 American Music Awards, hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mario, Audrina Patridge and Josh Sussman, will be streaming live on both LiveStream and YouTube starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET!
Additionally, ABC will air a live pre-show “Countdown to The American Music Awards” hosted by Chris Harrison and Vanessa Lachey, with live reporting by Ryan Devlin starting at 7:00pm ET/PT.
The 2011 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 20th (8:00-11:00 pm ET/PT) only on ABC.
The excitement also extends to the Twitterverse, so join in the conversation by tweeting #AMAs!
This year’s performance lineup is impressive to say the least. The show’s full roster of performing talent now includes: Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, Gym Class Heroes, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and will.i.am. This year features six onstage collaborations, which is an AMA record!
Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational. Check out the full list of nominees here.
The AMAs have a long history of entertaining fans and recognizing the biggest musical acts in the country, and around the globe. In 1973, Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.
The energy is going to be electric in the NOKIA Theatre on Sunday night. The finest artists in music will be putting on larger-than-life performances, and honored for their achievements. Don’t miss the 2011 American Music Awards!
Posted on November 18th, 2011