The People’s Choice Awards announced yesterday that country music superstar, Blake Shelton, will perform at PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017, live from the Microsoft Theater, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, on the CBS Television Network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). Shelton, who won his first People’s Choice Award in 2016 for “Favorite Male Country Artist” and is nominated in 2017 for “Favorite Male Artist,” “Favorite Male Country Artist” and “Favorite Album,” joins previously announced performers Fifth Harmony. Hosted by Joel McHale, star of the CBS comedy “The Great Indoors,” 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.
It was also announced last night that attendees of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 will include Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Victoria Justice, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Lopez, Boris Kodjoe, Bill Paxton, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodriguez, Ruby Rose, John Stamos, Wilmer Valderrama, and Kerry Washington. Additional attendees will be announced at a later date.
“Blake Shelton is one of the greatest live performers of all time,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “I love this guy and can’t wait for our global audience to watch his brilliance on stage.”
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. With 17 consecutive #1 singles, Shelton owns the record of successive #1 singles in the modern era, and has a total of 22 #1 singles. His most recent album, If I’m Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart. If I’m Honest has already yielded the #1 smash single, “Came Here To Forget,” and his new single “A Guy With A Girl” is Top 5 and climbing. The best-selling country album release of 2016, If I’m Honest, features three songs written by Shelton which include the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,” “Friends,” which is also featured in the #1 film, The Angry Birds Movie, and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has earned a host of awards throughout his career, including the first-ever “Male Artist of the Year” and “Story of the Year” RARE COUNTRY Awards and the 2016 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Male Country Artist.” Shelton is in production on season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice” and will kick off his “Doing It To Country Songs” Tour next month.
Voting for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 has closed for most categories, but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy, Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite Year End Blockbuster until show night on www.PeoplesChoice.com.
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