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DIMITRI THIVAIOS OF DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE FAME IS THE FIRST CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT MADE FOR GEORGE C. ROMERO’S “RISE OF THE LIVING DEAD”

Dimitri Thivaios from the internationally acclaimed electronic duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is the first casting announcement to be made for George C. Romero’s film “Rise of the Living Dead”, the prequel to his father’s (George A. Romero) legendary horror film, “Night of the Living Dead”. See Romero’s casting announcement on Facebook today.

AVICII’S INVECTOR PS4 GAME LAUNCHES TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (EST)

Created in partnership with Superstar DJ/Producer Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, Hello There Games and PlayStation, INVECTOR is a new rhythm game that rides on a fundamental but simple core; the awesome feeling you get from listening to great music, which Avicii fans know all about.INVECTOR launches TONIGHT at Midnight (Eastern Standard Time).

‘Despacito’ Co-Writer Erika Ender Nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’

Songwriter/performer Erika Ender has been nominated for Song of the Year for “Despacito” for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. This is the first time in history that a song written with mostly Spanish lyrics has been nominated in this category. If Ender should win, she would be the first songwriter born in a Latin American country to so. Erika was born in Panama City, the daughter of Panamanian-American father and Brazilian mother. She was in Brazil when she heard the news of her nomination.

SUPERSTARS TURN OUT FOR UMLE’s “THE AFTER, LAS VEGAS” – LOS NUMERO UNO EDITION”

The stars lined-up to attend Universal Music Latin Entertainment ‘s post-Latin Grammy party “THE AFTER, LAS VEGAS –  LOS NUMERO UNO EDITION” at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace last night.  Superstars LUIS FONSI, ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ, JUANES, DAVID BISBAL AND SEBASTIAN YATRA were among those celebrating the label’s huge night, nine artists performing on the broadcast and Latin Grammy wins for the label artists and projects.

KELLY CLARKSON Y P!NK ABRIRÁN LOS “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions y ABC anunciaron hoy que las estrellas internacionales Kelly Clarkson y P!NK se presentarán juntas para abrir los “2017 American Music Awards,” que se transmitirán en vivo desde el Microsoft Theater en Los Angeles el domingo 19 de noviembre de 2017 a las 8:00pm ET en ABC.

GRAMMY MUSEUM OPENS EXHIBITION IN HONOR OF LATIN SUPERSTAR CARLOS VIVES

The GRAMMY Museum® L.A. LIVE and Bulova kicked off Latin Grammy week last night at the opening of DEEP HEART: Roots, Rock & The Music Of Carlos Vives, a new exhibit at the Grammy Museum. A sold out, “An Evening With” public program was hosted at the Clive Davis Theater at the museum and featured an intimate performance from Carlos and his band and Q&A hosted by David Fricke, senior writer at Rolling Stone and the host of “The Writer’s Block” on SiriusXM Radio.

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNING ACTRESS TRACEE ELLIS ROSS TO HOST THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Golden Globe Award winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross will host the “2017 American Music Awards.” The star of hit ABC comedy series “black-ish” will take the stage to preside over an evening of non-stop musical magic, where Ross’ own mother, Diana Ross, will receive the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.” The “2017 American Music Awards,” is the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

PLATINUM-SELLING MUSIC SUPERSTARS LADY GAGA, NICK JONAS AND SHAWN MENDES ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS ON THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that global icon, Lady Gaga, multi-platinum singer and actor, Nick Jonas, and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes have joined the roster of superstar performers for the “2017 American Music Awards.”  LIVE from her Joanne World Tour stop in Washington D.C. at Capital One Arena, during this year’s awards show, Gaga will take the stage for a rendition of her Billboard Hot 100 synth-pop single on the healing effects of love, “The Cure.” Nick Jonas will perform his romantic pop single “Find You,” which has hit Billboard’s pop airplay and sales charts. Shawn Mendes will rock the crowd up with his radio Top 40 No. 1 single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” from his second studio album Illuminate, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

ALL-STAR COLLABORATIONS FROM ALESSIA CARA & ZEDD, HAILEE STEINFELD & ALESSO FEATURING FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & WATT AND A PERFORMANCE BY CHART-TOPPING BAND PORTUGAL. THE MAN ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC today announced superstar collaborations for the “2017 American Music Awards” from Alessia Cara and Zedd, as well as Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt. Chart-topping band Portugal. The Man will also join the roster of performers, marking their very first visit to the AMAs.  Additionally, multi-platinum artist Bebe Rexha will combine with Florida Georgia Line to treat American Music Awards fans to an encore performance for Xfinity TV customers, which will be available following the show on Xfinity On Demand. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

CHART-TOPPING MUSIC SUPERSTARS IMAGINE DRAGONS & KHALID AND PLATINUM-SELLING SOLO ARTIST NIALL HORAN TO PERFORM AT THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

gons, and multi-platinum artist, Khalid, will collaborate for the first time ever on stage at the “2017 American Music Awards.” Additionally, platinum-selling solo artist, Niall Horan is set to perform. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR P!NK TO TAKE PERFORMING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH HER MOST DARING PERFORMANCE TO DATE AT THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that international music superstar, P!NK, will once again elevate her commitment to performance art with a fearless, one of a kind musical experience at the “2017 American Music Awards.” P!NK will  perform a show-stopping rendition of the title track from her most recent album Beautiful Trauma, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in October and marked a career high for first week sales. The chart-topping singer, songwriter, dancer and actress first took to the American Music Awards stage in 2001 to perform her contemporary R&B track “Most Girls.” She returned in 2003 to perform her pop hit “Trouble,” and again in 2008 for her heartfelt single “Sober” and a memorable duet with Sarah McLachlan for McLachlan’s “Angel.” Taking the American Music Awards stage for the first time since her 2012 buzzworthy acrobatic performance of her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Try,” P!NK is set to make her highly anticipated return with a mind-blowing performance unlike anything that’s been seen before. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

GLOBAL MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELLY CLARKSON & DEMI LOVATO TO PERFORM AT THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Kelly Clarkson, and multi-platinum selling pop artist, Demi Lovato, will perform at the “2017 American Music Awards.” Clarkson, a four-time American Music Award winner, brought the house down during her last American Music Awards performance in 2012 with a medley of her powerful hits, “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “Catch My Breath.” This year she takes the stage to perform a brand new single off her just released album Meaning of Life, which marks her eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as a second fan-favorite, surprise track. Known for her anthemic songs, Lovato will treat fans to her soulful, unapologetic single “Sorry Not Sorry” off her latest album Tell Me You Love Me, which hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in the U.S. and 37 countries around the world. The single is one of the fastest-rising hits in Demi’s career, having become her highest charting single ever on the Billboard Hot 100 and logging over 350 million global streams. Lovato last performed at the American Music Awards in 2015, where she sang her rock/pop track “Confident” as well as joined Alanis Morissette for a rendition of Morissette’s iconic hit “You Oughta Know.”

GLOBAL PHENOMENON & CHART-TOPPING K-POP BAND BTS TO MAKE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED U.S. TV PERFORMANCE DEBUT AT THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that global chart-topping Korean pop band, BTS, is set to make their highly anticipated U.S. television performance debut at the “2017 American Music Awards.” Idolized and passionately supported by their massive fan ARMY, BTS has quickly risen from the ranks as K-pop newcomers and are poised for immense growth. With their popularity thriving in markets across all of Asia and mounting tremendously in the Americas, the boy band’s super-stardom has garnered a sky-rocketing trajectory of success in just a few short years. BTS has notched more than 40 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular artists across social networks. Most recently, BTS became the first ever K-pop act to break into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Their fifth and latest EP, Love Yourself: Her, debuted at No. 7, the highest-ever for a K-pop act on the chart. BTS will treat fans to the U.S. premiere of their brand new single, “DNA,” live at the American Music Awards for their first ever U.S. television performance. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE & COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY AT THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

d today that voting is now open for New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity at the “2017 American Music Awards.” The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Fans can vote for New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity 100 times per day, per category, per voting platform.