Nominees for the 2007 American Music Awards, produced by dick clark productions, inc., were announced today during a press conference at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Present for the announcement was comedian, writer and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for his fourth time to host the 35th anniversary of the popular awards show. Actress and singer Ashanti and pop rock group the Jonas Brothers were also on hand to announce the list of nominees.
For the first time in American Music Awards history, winners will be determined by online voting at ama.abc.com (votes will be collected from Oct. 9 to Nov. 1). Winners will be announced at the 2007 American Music Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ABC, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Linkin Park and Daughtry lead the pack with three nominations each. Timberlake is nominated for Favorite Male Artist. His album, “Future Sex/Love Sounds,” is up for Favorite Album: Pop/Rock and Favorite Album: Soul/Rhythm & Blues. Beyoncé is nominated for Favorite Female Artist: Pop or Rock and Favorite Female Artist: Soul/Rhythm & Blues. Her album, “B'Day,” was nominated for Favorite Album: Soul/Rhythm & Blues. Linkin Park is nominated for Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Pop or Rock; Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock Music. Their album, “Minutes to Midnight,” is up for Favorite Album: Pop or Rock. Newcomer Daughtry is nominated for Favorite Breakthrough Artist; Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary Music. His self-titled album, “Daughtry,” is up for Favorite Album: Pop or Rock.
The American Music Awards also announced that for the first time music fans will be able to choose which nominated artists ultimately win the coveted awards. This year members of the public can vote for nominated artists by going online and vote at ama.abc.com. The ama.abc.com website will be active from October 9 through November 1, 2007.
Larry Klein, producer of the “2007 American Music Awards,” announced that Daughtry, Celine Dion, Fergie and Rihanna have confirmed to perform. Louis J. Horvitz is directing. Writers will be Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson. Executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo. Associate producer is Don Harary.
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