TOP MUSIC ACTS TO PERFORM AT THE LAS VEGAS PARTY SEGMENTS ON “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2010”
The 38th Annual Broadcast Will Air December 31st with Performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke and Orianthi
Fergie to Serve as West Coast Host
For the 38th consecutive year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010” will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET on Thursday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. Singer/songwriter Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas returns to host the Las Vegas-based party portions of the specials. The Vegas lineup includes performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke and Orianthi. Performers and the correspondent from Times Square will be announced closer to airdate.
The bi-coastal celebration will include three and one-half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York city.
The festivities will kick off with “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010” from10:00-11:00 p.m., ET, featuring performances live from New York’s Times Square and performances from Las Vegas.
During “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 1” (11:30 p.m. – 1:05 a.m., ET), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of 2009 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Las Vegas and Times Square in New York.
Wrapping the night’s activities will be “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 2” (1:05-2:05 a.m., ET), when musical acts will continue the party into the early hours of the New Year with additional performances from Las Vegas.
Orly Adelson, President of dick clark productions, and Larry Klein, producer of the specials, said: “2010 will be an exciting year in music, and we are celebrating the beginning of the new year with a packed lineup featuring today’s best artists and some talented newcomers to the scene.”
Multi-platinum, award-winning international superstar Fergie, who joined The Black Eyed Peas in 2002, released her solo debut, “The Dutchess,” in 2006. “The Dutchess,” which spent an astounding 94 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sold over 6 million copies worldwide and achieved triple-platinum status in the United States. It was propelled by the hit singles, “London Bridge,”
Fergalicious” (#1), “Glamorous” (#1), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (#1), “Clumsy (#2)” and “Finally.” Fergie is the first artist since Christina Aguilera (in 2000) to score three #1s from one album. She has won three Grammy Awards and won the 2007 American Music Award for Best Female Artist (Pop/Rock).
The Black Eyed Peas set a record in August by having the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 25 consecutive weeks at #1. “I Gotta Feeling” held the top spot for 13 weeks and “Boom Boom Pow” was tops for 12 weeks. The singles appear on “THE E.N.D.,” the group’s fifth release and their first to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The group recently celebrated two wins at the 2009 “American Music Awards” for Favorite Band (Duo or Group) in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories.
Multi-talented Selena Gomez recently released her debut album “Kiss and Tell” with her band, The Scene. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 66,000 copies in the first week. Gomez is also known for her work as an actress starring as wizard Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which premiered in 2007.
Justin Bieber released his debut EP, “My World,” on November 19 with the first single, “One Time,” seeing success on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber was discovered after posting videos on Youtube and now, at the age of 15, has already wrapped a tour with Taylor Swift.
Keri Hilson started writing songs at the age of 12 and performed in talent shows throughout Atlanta as a teenager. She worked as a vocal arranger and songwriter before recording her own album, “In a Perfect World.” The album features productions work by Timbaland and Polow Da Don, plus guest appearances by Justin Timberlake, Keyshia Cole and Lil’ Wayne. The album topped Billboard’s R&B chart and reached #4 on the Top 200.
California native Colbie Caillat recently released her new album, “Breakthrough,” featuring hit single “Fallin’ for You.” In 2007 Colbie’s nearly double platinum album “CoCo” debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and remained in the top 20 of the chart more than half a year after the CD’s release. On October 21, Caillat returned with “CoCo – Deluxe Edition,” featuring the original12 tracks plus nine additional recordings.
Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Robin Thicke will release his anticipated fourth album, “Something Else,” on December 15, including singles “Sex Therapy” and “Meiple” featuring Jay-Z.
Orianthi is a newcomer best known for her work as the lead guitarist for Michael Jackson’s planned “This Is It” comeback tour. The 24-year-old Australian recently released her critically-acclaimed album, “Believe,” and has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Prince and Carrie Underwood among many others.
The specials are presentations of dick clark productions, inc. with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces.
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