Hot on the heels of the sizzling live broadcast of the Channel O Music Video Awards, Channel O is set to broadcast this year’s American Music Awards live on Monday, November 21 at 03:00am CAT. The awards ceremony will be hosted by fellow nominees Nicki Minaj and rapper Pitbull.
Like the Channel O Music Video Awards, the American Music Awards are fan-voted and have consistently been one of the United States’ most-watched television awards events over the past few years. Much of this has to do with the stunning line-up of current, chart-topping talent that performs each year – and 2011 is no different.
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and Maroon 5 will all be taking to the stage at the Nokia Theatre in LA. They will be joined by LMFAO, Chris Brown and Marc Anthony in creating a brilliant night’s entertainment – and the presence of Anthony’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Jennifer Lopez only adding to the star-wattage at this year’s event.
The leading nominee at this year’s awards is Adele, who is up for Favorite rock/pop female artist, Adult Contemporary Artist, Album with her “21” and Artist of the Year. Katy Perry is one of several artists up for three American Music Awards – in the running for Artist of the Year, Pop or Rock music: Favorite female Artist and Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist. Other multi-nominees are Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna.
In the rap/hip hop categories, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West earned nods for Favorite Artist while Watch the Throne by West and Jay-Z, The Carter IV by Lil Wayne, and Pink Friday from Nicki Minaj were nominated for Favorite album.
Tune in to Channel O (DStv Channel 320) on Monday 21 November at 03:00 am CAT to see this entertainment spectacle first-hand. There are also repeats on Tuesday 22 November at 21:00 CAT, Thursday 24 November at 11:30 CAT and Sunday 27 November at 19:00 CAT.