DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS TEAMS UP WITH SIRIUSXM FOR “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
“Artist of the Year” to be Awarded Coveted Artist-Branded SiriusXM Channel
The “2016 American Music Awards” Broadcast Will Air Live
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 8:00pm ET on ABC
Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2016) – dick clark productions announced today its collaboration with SiriusXM to create exclusive radio programming surrounding the “2016 American Music Awards.”
For the first time, the winner of the AMA’s coveted “Artist of the Year” award will be given their own fulltime channel on SiriusXM in 2017, for a limited run. The artist-branded SiriusXM channel, created with and curated by the winning artist, will showcase the artist’s musical catalog, including their biggest hits, music from their favorite artists and more, to commemorate the prestigious award.
The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees were narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 5:00am PT. The final five nominees are Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17 at 8:59:59pm PT. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.
In advance of the “2016 American Music Awards,” SiriusXM Hits 1 channel will go behind-the-scenes at rehearsals, on the Red Carpet, as well as backstage the night of the broadcast, interviewing award nominees and performers for the latest on what fans can anticipate from the awards show. Highlights from the coverage will air on Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up show. Additionally, news and updates about the “2016 American Music Awards” will air on The Highway Morning Show with Storme Warren on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel, Sway in the Morning on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel Shade 45, as well as on SiriusXM’s new music talk channel VOLUME.
“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of the American Music Awards to millions of music fans across SiriusXM’s channels by providing listeners with unique content and behind the scenes access to the world’s biggest fan-voted award show for the first time,” said Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions.
“We are excited to join forces with the American Music Awards to present the winner of this year’s Artist of the Year with their very own SiriusXM channel,” said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM. “Our artist-hosted channels have proven to be a hit with SiriusXM subscribers and provide a totally unique platform for extraordinary artists to connect with their fans in an extraordinary way.”
The nominations for the “2016 American Music Awards” were announced last month, revealing that Drake leads with 13 nominations, while Rihanna received seven and Adele and Justin Bieber received five nominations each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.
At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, are some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year. This year, new categories include Tour of the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B have been added in lieu of the Song of the Year category.
The “2016 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.
For a full list of nominees, please visit: https://www.theamas.com/nominees/2016-nominees/
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 and Soundtrack, Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of The Year and Video 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 200 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 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, a division of CORE Media Group 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.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 31 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
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