Disclosure- I have been provided an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 movie premiere and ABC TV Event in exchange for coverage of these events. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you so much Disney and ABC TV! While in Los Angeles a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to interview 8 time Grammy award winning artist, Fergie. Fergie has many accolades on her resume including hosting New Years Rockin’ Eve 9 tmes, winning 2007 top pop rock female for solo record for Dutchess which went on to sell 6.2 million copies world wide, and winning 5 AMA’s as a member of the multi-platinum group The Black Eyed Peas. Fergie was simply adorable and such a tiny little thing. You would never know she just had baby Axl a year ago. She was so sweet and gave off such a cool, easy going vibe. We were lucky enough that she sang a bit for us which was amazing of course! I wish I could have shared the audio with my readers!
Fergie has lots of big news coming up. She is performing at AMAs and co-hosting and performing at the New Years Rockin’ Eve . We asked her how she keeps it all straight and has time for everything and she said she used iCal to keep her schedules organized- one color for time with her husband, one color for mommy time with her baby boy, and one color for time for thing for just her like her career. She said it is all about give and take time-wise to balance a busy life. For example the weekend she is performing on both shows she admits won’t be a good “mommy” week for her and her baby but she’ll make it up with him the next weekend. Just like any other mom juggling career, family, and personal time, it is all about that right balance. She said she is a true believer of needing “me time”.
Fergie does so much more than music such as acting, entertaining, and fashion. She told us that besides entertainment and music her favorite thing to do career-wise is fashion.
We asked Fergie what the inspiration behind her new single, LA Love (LaLa) and she said she is proud of her hometown of LA so it is partly inspired by Los Angeles. She has traveled so much around the world over the last 10 years so she also wanted to share her love of places all around the world so LA Love is also her love letter to the world.
Here’s some information on the Fergie and the AMA’s: Dick Clark productions announced that Fergie, Lorde and One Direction will join the growing list of superstars set to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards. Fergie will take to the stage to make her worldwide television debut performing her first single, since 2006, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” from her upcoming album. The evening will have performances by many musicians and be host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
Fergie recently announced that she has been in the studio working on the follow-up to her 2006 solo album “The Dutchess,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart. The album went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” as well as the Top 5 singles “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy.” Since “The Dutchess’” release, Fergie has also released two multi-Platinum albums, “The E.N.D.” and “The Beginning,” with The Black Eyed Peas– with whom she has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas’ videos have been viewed over 1.8 billion times on their YouTube channel.
The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced earlier this month, revealing that Iggy Azalea is up for six awards–the most of any artist. Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.
Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s will open on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
Here’s some information on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015:
CHARLI XCX, FERGIE, ONE DIRECTION AND MEGHAN TRAINOR JOIN THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY FOR THE “NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE” LINEUP AND FERGIE AND JENNY MCCARTHY RETURN AS CO-HOSTS
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015”
Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square
Charli XCX, One Direction and Meghan Trainor join the biggest bi-coastal celebration of the year with performances on New Year’s Eve from the Billboard Hollywood Party. One Direction will headline with four performances throughout the night. Fergie returns for the ninth year to host the Billboard Hollywood Party and will treat the audience to a special performance. Jenny McCarthy returns for the fourth time live from Times Square. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” will air on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Television Network.
The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight, and before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will perform live for more than one million fans in Times Square. Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum will perform live from Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway in downtown Nashville.
Fergie’s newest single, “L.A.Love (la la),” marks her return to music following her 2006 solo album The Dutchess, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart. The album went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” as well as the Top 5 singles “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy.” Since The Dutchess’ release, Fergie has also released two multi-Platinum albums, The E.N.D. and The Beginning, with The Black Eyed Peas – with whom she has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas’ videos have been viewed over 1.8 billion times on their YouTube channel.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers, and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
The complete lineup Wednesday night, December 31 on ABC is:
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015”
11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 1”
1:10 – 2:13 a.m.– “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 2”