October 29, 2008

Coldplay, Lewis to Perform at AMAs

British acts Coldplay and Leona Lewis have agreed to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards show in Los Angeles, producers announced Wednesday.

The rock band and the pop singer join the star-studded lineup confirmed for the Nov. 23 event, which will air live on ABC.

It was also announced Wednesday that David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and T-Pain will award trophies at this year's ceremony, at which comedian Jimmy Kimmel is set to serve as host.

In addition, the 36th annual AMAs will feature performances by Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, Pink, The Fray and Annie Lennox -- who will receive a special award of merit.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks, producers said.

"We're thrilled to have Coldplay and Leona Lewis, both first-time AMA performers, on our live show this year," Dick Clark Productions President Orly Adelson said in a statement. "Coldplay's unique rock sound and Lewis' soaring pop vocals add extraordinary new elements to this year's superb group of performers."

For the second year, winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com.