Dick Clark productions president, Orly Adelson, announced today that Mariah Carey will perform at the 2008 American Music Awards.
â€œWe are thrilled to have Mariah perform at this yearâ€™s AMAs. She is one of the best female vocalists of our time and her performances never fail to delight and surprise the audience,â€ said AMA producer Larry Klein. Careyâ€™s smash hits, â€œTouch My Bodyâ€ and â€œBye Bye,â€ resulted in a #1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart for her latest effort, E=MCÂ². Carey reached an historic career achievement earlier this year when her single â€œTouch My Bodyâ€ became her 18th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard history, Elvis Presleyâ€™s 17 #1â€™s. The 11th studio album of her career, E=MCÂ² is Careyâ€™s follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 200. Released in April 2005, Mimi was Soundscanâ€™s biggest-selling album of the year which brought total sales of Mariahâ€™s albums, singles and videos to over 160 million worldwide, making her the top-selling female recording artist in history.
In addition to performing Mariah is nominated for an AMA in the following categories:
Favorite Female Artist â€“ Pop or Rock Music
Favorite Album â€“ Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: E=MCÂ²
The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. This yearâ€™s AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com
or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS.