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Green Day, Rihanna to perform at AMAs

Nov. 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Green Day, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige and Keith Urban have been booked to perform at the 37th annual American Music Awards show, ABC said Friday.

The announcement regarding the celebrity lineup was made by dick clark productions President Orly Adelson.

"Each year we try to have a variety of artists and sounds and I think these performers really showcase the depth of what this show brings to its fans," American Music Awards producer Larry Klein said in a statement.

The artists are to join other previously announced acts including Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

Additional performers and presenters for the Nov. 22 prize presentation in Los Angeles will be announced in the coming weeks, ABC said.

The show is to be broadcast live on the network from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.

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