“COCA-COLA® RED CARPET LIVE! @ THE 2016 AMAS” WILL LIVE STREAM FOR VIEWERS WORLDWIDE ON FACEBOOK.COM/AMAs WITH INCREDIBLE LIVE PERFORMANCES ON THE RED CARPET FROM SPENCER LUDWIG AND EMELI SANDÉ THIS YEAR’S PRESHOW, HOSTED BY
ROCSI DIAZ, ROSHON FEGAN, AJ GIBSON, KIRA KAZANTSEV, GEORGE KOTSIOPOULOS, BAILEE MADISON, JEANNIE MAI, AND LAURA MARANO
WILL STREAM AT 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT ON http://amas.news/live
Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah Will Host The Main Awards Show SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 8:00pm ET on ABC
For digital assets and nominee gif galleries, please go to: http://bit.ly/AMAs16Content
Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2016) – dick clark productions announces the return of the “Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” preshow, which will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Facebook (http://amas.news/live). The red carpet preshow will take place SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th starting at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT. The red carpet live-streamed preshow precedes the LIVE broadcast of the “2016 American Music Awards” on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
The “Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” preshow will feature performances by Spencer Ludwig and Emeli Sande. The preshow will be hosted by Rocsi Diaz, Roshon Fegan, AJ Gibson, Kira Kazantsev, George Kotsiopoulos, Bailee Madison, Jeannie Mai and Laura Marano. The star-studded red carpet will include nominees, performers, presenters and VIP attendees.
In addition to the American Music Awards Facebook page, the “Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” live stream will also be available on TheAMAs.com. Media also can request to be notified with the embed code to the red carpet live stream. To request the embed code, which will be sent when the show starts, please contact Elyse Weissman at Elyse@Slate-PR.com.
At the “2016 American Music Awards,” Coca-Cola has partnered with YouNow on a behind the scenes Red Carpet experience with the help of some special guests and Coke Music fans. Be sure to visit YouNow.com/Cokemusic to take part.
Emmy Award-winning host/correspondent and actress Rocsi Diaz can currently be seen as the host of the hit VH1 series “Dating Naked”. She recently brought her seasoned broadcasting chops and youthful spirit to her post as anchor of HLN’s “The Daily Share,” which offers the best in social media news and lifestyle content (Weekdays, Noon-5 p.m. ET/PT). Rocsi recently joined HLN, a CNN network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S., following its rebranding in early 2014 as the first television home designed for the social media generation. She previously spent two years as weekend co-host and daily correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” the preeminent television entertainment newsmagazine, and was part of the on-air team that helped “ET” earn a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment News Program. Rocsi segued to “ET” after seven years with BET, where she co-anchored its flagship television show, “106 & Park,” and hosted the syndicated radio show “106 & Park Weekend Countdown” along with her own popular program, “Rocsi on the Radio,” heard in over 20 major national markets. She made her debut as a radio host in Dallas at 97.9 The Beat, her energetic and fun signature style catching the attention of Boston’s Hot 97.7, which quickly moved her east. Then it was on to Chicago where she became known as “The Midday Mami” on the Windy City’s top urban station, Power 92. While interviewing the hottest artists in the music industry, Rocsi entered and won BET’s “New Faces” national competition, sending her to New York City to co-anchor “106 & Park” with fellow contest winner Terrence J. In her personal life, Rocsi is a tireless supporter of numerous philanthropic efforts, from her support for PETA’s youth wing, peta2, in elevating awareness for shelter animals, to her own RocStar Foundation, which raises money to build and refurbish schools devastated by Hurricane Katrina in her home city of New Orleans.
Multi-instrumental producer, actor, dancer and singer/songwriter Roshon Fegan began his claim to fame in Los Angeles at the age of 18 months. His first creative moments of his career were actually a national Pepsi commercial and his momentum for the creative industry took off from there. Roshon is heavily inspired by old school music like Soul, Funk & R&B. He highlights that “feel good” sound describes his overall being of who he is as an upbeat person and expresses that positive vibe to everyone that he encounters. The career history of his art comes in all shades but a few highlights entail; starring in Camp Rock (1 & 2), starring and choreographing for Shake it Up and was a celebrity competitor on Dancing with the Stars. He is presently expanding his music journey while singing, songwriting and producing for himself and others like Pitbull and Prince Royce. Roshon’s music vibe is energetic, smooth and urban pop R&B that speaks to his generation while still connecting to his soulful roots.
TV personality and pop culture expert AJ Gibson brings a unique blend of charm and charisma to every TV and red carpet appearance, while also going just a bit deeper in a way that only he can. AJ is a kind, relatable and an all around nice guy, who mixes equal parts humor and compassion in a balancing act that’s often difficult to pull off live, but which AJ executes effortlessly. Authenticity in Hollywood can sometimes seem elusive, but AJ is as genuine as they come, which is why he has quickly emerged as a face and voice that viewers look forward to connecting with for years to come! Make your own connection right now by getting to know AJ a little better at www.AJGIBSONTV.com!
Comfortable in golf shoes and evening gowns alike, Kira Kazantsev is a host, exuberant keynote speaker, spokesperson and tireless advocate on a number of social issues. Kira served as Miss America 2015. Throughout her year, she was a presenter on many dick clark productions telecasts and toured the country as an Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an advocate on her personal platform: domestic violence awareness, and on behalf of military families. Her travels also took her overseas to visit and entertain troops with the USO in Afghanistan, Bahrain, and South Korea. Kira currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
George Kotsiopoulos is a fashion expert, author, stylist and television host. Best known for his charming and honest critiques as host of E!’s weekly Fashion Police (with the late, great Joan Rivers), Kotsiopoulos spends time equally styling A-List actresses and Oscar nominees as he does offering real-life style advice to the masses.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Spencer Ludwig picked up the trumpet at age 17 and immediately began making his mark on the city’s indie, EDM, and pop worlds. While still an undergraduate studying music at the California Institute of the Arts, he was hired to be the featured trumpeter in the indie-pop group Capital Cities in 2011. During his time with Capital Cities he played on their platinum debut album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery and opened for Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour. Ludwig’s musical agility allows him to captivate audiences with a four-piece band or as a DJ, where his unique sets include live trumpet and other instruments, as well as his original style remixes, which he has dubbed “Trumpet Edits.” Listen here: www.soundcloud.com/spencerludwig.
Bailee Madison currently stars on Good Witch (opposite Catherine Bell and James Denton), based on Hallmark Channel’s longest-running and highest-rated original movie franchises of all time. The show is currently filming their third season. She’s also been seen in a recurring role, bringing lots of drama on the hit ABC Family series The Fosters, where she plays Sofia Quinn- Maia Mitchel’s half-sister. Past roles also include: ABC’s Trophy Wife, ABC’s Once Upon a Time (playing Young Snow White), Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It, Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and much more. Bailee is passionate about various philanthropic and social causes and lends her time to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation and more.
Jeannie Mai is a style expert, television personality and executive producer. Jeannie can be seen as one of four energetic co-host’s on Fox’s Emmy Nominated talk show “The Real.” Bringing her sassy personality and her style expertise to the forefront, Jeannie has been a recurring fashion correspondent for many popular shows such as “Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Insider” and “E! News.” It has always been Jeannie’s mission to inspire and empower women, recently, Jeannie was honored by Ciroc, Variety and WWD Magazine as one of their 2016 Women of Empowerment.
Laura Marano is widely known for starring as “Ally” in the Disney Channel’s international hit television series Austin & Ally, for which she won Best Actress on TV at the Kids Choice Awards and nominations for Choice Summer TV Star Female and Choice TV Actress Comedy, at the Teen Choice Awards. The series has won Kids Choice Awards in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia and can be seen in over 77 countries around the world. In 2015, Marano appeared in the feature film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and is scheduled to begin filming, “War with Grandpa” co-starring Robert DeNiro this Winter. At the tender age of 19, Marano signed with record label Big Machine Records and this March released her single “Boombox,” with the video garnering over 40million views to date. She has performed the single on The Today Show and Radio Disney Music Awards. Her latest single titled “LaLa,” co-written by top songwriter Justin Tranter, was released in August and an album will follow later this year. Marano launched her own weekly radio show on the Radio Disney Network, chronicling her journey in her music career. Marano wrote and performed the theme song to the latest video for Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, which made its video debut at San Diego Comic-Con. In May she hosted the official red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and this September, she joined the panel of judges for the 2017 Miss America Competition, which aired live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on ABC. Marano has an active social media fan base with over 10 million followers across her platforms.
Long Live The Angels (Capitol Records) – the follow-up to Emeli Sandé’s 2012 debut album, Our Version Of Events, which has sold more than four million albums worldwide – is now available HERE. TIDAL will exclusively livestream Sandé’s first U.K. concert in support of the album on Tuesday, November 15, at 4:00 PM ET. Subscribers can watch “TIDAL X Emeli Sandé from London” live at TIDAL.com/EmeliSande and will find it available on replay thereafter. The official video for “Breathing Underwater,” a track from Long Live The Angels, premiered earlier this week on Vevo. Directed by Tim Mattia (Coldplay, Troye Sivan, The 1975), it can be viewed HERE. Billboard, which put the song on its “must-hear” Fall Playlist, said, “‘Breathing Underwater’ demonstrates why Sandé’s soulful pop has been so sorely missed.” The video for “Hurts,” the album’s first single, already has more than five million views. Sandé talks about Long Live The Angels and delves into each of the new album’s songs in this new feature, posted on Twitter today. Sandé’s 2012 debut album, Our Version Of Events, was named as one of the best albums of the year by critics worldwide, including The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica, who ranked it at No. 1 on his list. The first single, “Next to Me,” sold more than seven million downloads worldwide, including 1.5 million in the U.S., where it is certified Platinum. Sandé has won numerous awards, including three BRIT awards, two Ivor Novello awards, a BET award and Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at NARM’s 2013 Music Biz Awards. A highly sought-after writer, she has written songs for Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Katy Perry and many others.
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