International Superstar Pitbull, Featuring Christina Aguilera, and Global Pop
Sensation Ke$ha to Perform Live at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice
Awards, Saturday, March 23, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In their first-ever live
performances at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, multi-talented global
superstars Pitbull, featuring Grammy Award-winning superstar vocalist
Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha will ignite the stage on Saturday, March 23, at
8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Pitbull remains unstoppable as he is
set to perform his explosive hit "Feel This Moment," featuring Aguilera, while
Ke$ha will captivate the kids with her Billboard Top 10 smash "C'Mon." Live
from USC's Galen Center, both artists join previously announced host Josh
Duhamel at the 26^th annual event where kids rule and honor their favorites
from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. Kids can cast their
votes until March 23 in 22 total categories across all of Nickelodeon's
digital outlets, including Nick.com, Nick Mobile app as well as Nickelodeon's
Facebook page and Twitter feed.
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"Can't wait to play the Kids' Choice Awards for the first time," said Pitbull.
"Look forward for fans to also see the first performance of 'Feel This Moment'
with Christina Aguilera. It's gonna be fun, DALE!!!"
"Kids' Choice is always one of the most fun awards shows of the year," said
Ke$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." 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 to complement his worldwide success as an artist.
Global superstar Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her
debut album Animal in 2010, selling over 2.5 million units worldwide and
certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in 15 markets. She has had seven
consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in "TiK ToK," "Your Love Is
My Drug," "We R Who We R" and the latest, "Die Young." Ke$ha recently
released the track "C'Mon," the second single from her critically acclaimed
second album, Warrior. Ke$ha recently announced that MTV will premiere the
docu-series "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on April 23 ^ at 11 p.m.
Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards digital experience on
www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years
past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA.
Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to
watch a live webcast of the Kids' Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay
logged on during the event to see all the backstage action.
The 2013 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 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 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award
categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show.
Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized
voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who
takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits
YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids
channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico,
Singapore and more.
Last year, Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, ranked as basic cable's top
telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total
viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens
across all TV. The celebrity filled telecast scored the most votes in the
show's history—a record 223 million (+11%, over last year). Votes were cast
across Nick.com, Nick's mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps,
an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nick's Facebook page and via Twitter
and custom hash tags. Nickelodeon kicked off the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards
digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans will be able to relive the
slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates
on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can
visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids' Choice Orange Carpet
pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the backstage action.
Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are
General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors are
Bounty™, McDonald's®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.
Nickelodeon's 26^thAnnual Kids' Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon
Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn
and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers. Media outlets can reference the
most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 26^th ^ Annual Kids' Choice
Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos
are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Contact: For Nickelodeon: Lilah Kojoori, Nickelodeon/LA, +1-310-752-8206,
Lilah.Kojoori@mtvstaff.com, or Maggie Wang, Nickelodeon/NY, +1-212-846-6381,
Maggie.Wang@nick.com; For Pitbull: Tom Muzquiz, +1-323-337-6563,
email@example.com; For Ke$ha: Beau Benton, +1-212-413-0807,
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