2012 American Music Awards

The 40th Annual American Music Awards will be held on November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. We want to congratulate both Flo Rida and Pitbull for their nominations for Favorite Male Artist in the Pop/Rock category. We’ve been delighted to work with both of these amazing entertainers at parties that we have designed and produced. We excel at creating the perfect environment for A-list entertainers. Our team's understanding of the technical and logistical needs for the front and back of house has allowed us to successfully deliver big name entertainment to our clients over the last 20 years.

Flo Rida, born Tramar Dillard, grew up in the 187th Street projects of Carol City, Florida and started singing in a local gospel group. He began making music with Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew and his music career soon took off. Since then, Flo Rida has written and recorded many great singles like “Low”, “Elevator”, “Right Round”, and “Wild Ones.”

Pitbull, (Armando Cristian Perez) is a man of many talents and holds the titles of rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.MI. and he hasn’t stopped making music since. He has released El Mariel, The Boatlift, Planet Pit, Rebelution and Planet PitPitbull is also nominated this year for Favorite Artist in the Latin category.

We also want to congratulate Ludacris  another incredible performer we’ve worked with, who will be performing at the AMA’s this year. Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. He’s won a Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV and three Grammy Awards! Ludacris grew up in Atlanta and has released several great albums like Back for the First Time, The Red Light District, Release Therapy and Theater of the Mind.

2012 American Music Awards Nominees

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist - Pop / Rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Female Artist - Pop / Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop / Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Album - Pop / Rock
Justin Bieber - "Believe"
Maroon 5 - "Overexposed"
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"
One Direction - "Up All Night"

Favorite Male Artist - Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album - Country
Luke Bryan - "Tailgates & Tanlines"
Lionel Richie - "Tuskegee"
Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Favorite Artist - Rap / Hip-hop
Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album - Rap - Hip-hop
J. Cole - "Cole World: The Sideline Story"
Drake - "Take Care"
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

Favorite Male Artist - Soul / R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist - Soul / R&B
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album - Soul / R&B
Chris Brown - "Fortune"
Rihanna - "Talk That Talk"
Usher - "Looking 4 Myself"

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist - Latin
Don Omar

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
David Guetta
Calvin Harris


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