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Bedingfield to perform at AMAs

Nov. 19, 2008 at 7:57 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield will perform at the "2008 American Music Awards" ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC has announced.

The show is to air Sunday with music great Aretha Franklin presenting the first trophy of the evening and comedian Jimmy Kimmel acting as host, the network said.

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith are to present the award for artist of the year.

"2008 American Music Awards" producer Larry Klein announced Wednesday that Bedingfield will join Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, New Kids On The Block, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and others in performing at this year's AMA event.

Presenters lined up for the show include Colbie Caillat, David Cook, The-Dream, Enrique Iglesias, LL Cool J, Jesse McCartney, Nickelback, Solange, Jordin Sparks, Scott Weiland and Shailene Woodley.

"This is poised to be the most outstanding 'American Music Awards' in the show's 36-year history," dick clark productions President Orly Adelson said in a statement. "We have set a new record with the number and caliber of this year's performers. We are beyond excited to bring music fans across the globe the '2008 AMAs.'"

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