INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR PITBULL, FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA, AND GLOBAL POP SENSATION KE$HA TO PERFORM LIVE AT NICKELODEON'S 26TH ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS
London, 12th March 2013 – In their first-ever live performances at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, multi-talented global superstar Pitbull featuring Grammy Award-winning superstar vocalist Christina Aguilera will ignite the stage on Sunday, 24th March at 5.30pm with a performance of the explosive track “Feel This Moment.” Pop megastar Ke$ha will also captivate the kids with her smash hit, “C’Mon.”
Performing from USC’s Galen Center, both artists join previously announced host Josh Duhamel at the annual event where kids rule and honour their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. Kids can cast their votes in the UK specific categories until Friday 15th March across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including kca2013.com plus Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
“Can’t wait to play the Kids’ Choice Awards for the first time,” said Pitbull. “I look forward for fans to also see the first performance of ‘Feel This Moment’ with Christina Aguilera. It’s gonna be fun, DALE!!!”
“Kids’ Choice is always one of the most fun awards shows of the year,” said Ke$ha. “I can’t wait to come out and party with all of my ANIMALS!!!”
Pitbull has risen to become a global superstar as both a recording and performing artist. The Miami-native recently added to a long-and-growing list of hits with his first #1, “Give Me Everything.” At the same time, his world tour sold out concerts in Latin America Canada and Europe, before bringing the party to the United States, Japan and Australia. Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” is a global radio and video hit and is also featured on his new album Global Warming. It’s the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles. “Don’t Stop The Party” comes on the heels of Pitbull’s 2 million-selling single “Back In Time,” the chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy Men In Black 3. Look for Pitbull’s new single “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera to be another global smash.
Global superstar Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010, selling over 2.5 million units worldwide and certified Fold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in 15 markets. She has had seven consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in “TiK ToK”, “Your Love Is My Drug,” “We R Who We R” and the latest, “Die Young.” Ke$ha recently released the track “C’Mon,” the second single from her critically acclaimed second album, Warrior.
Nickelodeon kicks off the Kids’ Choice Awards 2013 digital experience on kca2013.com. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games and receive updates on all things KCA.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2013 will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the KCAs 2013 will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favourite UK TV Show and Favourite Asian Act. Voting for the KCAs 2013 will span over six continents across 16 localised voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Last year Nickelodeon UK emerged as the #1 kids’ channel during the premiere broadcast of the KCAs 2012 (including pre-show) reaching 280,000 kids (446,000 viewers) and the audience was up 26% year-on-year.* Confirmed Pan Regional Sponsors are 20th Century Fox, The Croods, Activision and Skylanders Giants.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2013 is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.
Nickelodeon has been bringing audiences in the UK and Ireland hit international and locally-produced kid’s content since 1993. Reaching 14 million homes, Nickelodeon offers a schedule packed with innovative, playful and heartfelt programming featuring top shows such as House of Anubis, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Viewers can also catch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 315.
Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media and BSkyB Networks. Launched in 1993, the Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes.
* figures and comparisons for live and same day time shift only. Source: BARB/ C&S homes/ Nickelodeon/ K4-15/K4-14/Ind 4+(includes live data)
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