Show To Broadcast Live January 6th on CBS
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS announced today that 2016 Favorite Breakout
Music Artist nominee, Shawn Mendes, will perform live at the 2016 awards
show, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 6,
2016, on the CBS Television Network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT).
Mendes is the first announced performer for the 2016 show hosted by Jane
Lynch. The People’s Choice Awards are the only major awards show where
fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies,
music, television and digital.
“Shawn is such an incredibly talented artist and we are looking forward
to having him perform at our show,” said executive producer Mark
Burnett. “He is a huge fan favorite and that is what our show is really
all about, the fans.”
Mendes received his first People’s Choice Award nomination this year as
a contender for Favorite Breakout Artist. Mendes emerged from teen viral
sensation to major best-selling status almost overnight. Shawn’s debut
single “Life Of The Party” broke records, topping the iTunes charts and
selling over 150,000 copies in its first week. The success of the song
made Shawn the youngest artist ever to break into the Billboard Hot
100’s Top 25 with a debut single. A month later, Mendes released is
self-titled debut EP, which also hit the #1 spot on iTunes, and entered
at #5 on the Billboard album charts, showing the staying power of the
young artist. In April, Shawn released his debut album Handwritten, which
debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and includes #1 certified
triple platinum single “Stitches” as well as certified platinum single
“Life of the Party,” and certified gold “Something Big.” In addition to
joining Taylor Swift on The 1989 World Tour, Mendes has been on his own
headlining tour including sold out shows at LA’s Greek Theatre and Radio
City Music Hall. Currently, new single “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
with Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony is Top 20 at Pop Radio.
Voting for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 has closed for most categories,
but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV
Drama until show night on www.PeoplesChoice.com.
Tickets to the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 show are available for fans
to purchase through AXS.com.
This is the last day for media outlets to apply for credentials to cover
the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 at https://slatepr.wufoo.com/forms/rmo9rpg02mhj4x/.
Photos and video from the People’s Choice Awards Press Conference in
November can be found at www.EPKlink.com/PeoplesChoiceAwards2016 courtesy
of Getty Images.
ABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only
major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in
movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official
website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses
the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for
the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by
national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music & gaming sales,
social activity and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll
Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and
serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the
awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions
of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United
Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma
Downey and Hearst Corporation.
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People’s Choice Awards 2016 Contacts:
Andy Gelb /
Rachael Trager, 310-461-0111
Johanna McCabe, 212-969-7515
Ileana Diez / Lauren