P DIDDY TO PERFORM WORLD PREMIER DANCE TRACK AT SECOND ANNUAL AMERICAN...

P DIDDY TO PERFORM WORLD PREMIER DANCE TRACK AT SECOND ANNUAL AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC AWARDS

Grammy Award Winner Roger Sanchez Announced as Third Host - Paul Oakenfold Makes Live World Television Debut DANCESTAR USA 2003


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Miami, Florida,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 12th 2003–DanceStar USA – The American Dance Music Awards has today confirmed the final line-up as the best in US dance music history.

A star-studded audience at The Second Annual Dance Music Awards – set for Wednesday March 19th live on the sands of Miami Beach – will witness the renowned P Diddy perform a World Premier of his first ever dance track with last year’s co-host Kelis. P. Diddy has spent the last two summers in the Mediterranean clubbing resort of Ibiza and it was whilst on holiday there last year that he decided to make an entire album of dance music. P Diddy believes DanceStar USA to be the perfect platform to launch his new musical direction.

Recent Grammy Award winner Roger Sanchez will join Hollywood actresses Juliette Lewis and Roselyn Sanchez as the third host of the show and Paul Oakenfold featuring Shifty will perform ‘Ready Steady Go’ in his first live US television appearance. Telepopmusik, performing their hit single ‘Breathe’, as featured in the widely acclaimed Mitsubishi car commercial, rounds up what will undoubtedly be one of the most spectacular shows since the development of US dance music back in the 70s.

Roger Sanchez, last year’s inaugural DanceStar USA host who is still enjoying his recent Grammy win said: “I had so much fun presenting the first DanceStar USA and I’m so pleased to have been asked to do it again. I really can’t wait to see what surprises are in store this year! It’s an honor to be part of it.”

Paul Oakenfold, who will be making his live World television debut said:

“It’s the number one award ceremony in the international dance music community and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”

Other live performers include Dirty Vegas, who are nominated in five award categories including Best Album and Record of the Year; Oscar G and Ralph Falcon who will perform their massive hit single ‘Dark Beat’ featuring OBA Frank Lord and additional performances by iio and DJ Sammy – one of the biggest selling album artists in dance music history.

An impressive selection of celebrity presenters have been preparing themselves for a night under the stars. Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be presenting an award together with Paris and Nicky Hilton, Jon Secada, the Miami Dolphins’ Cheerleaders and the most popular female on the internet Cindy Margolis.

Renowned names from the world of dance music will also present awards including: Paul Van Dyk, DJ Tiesto, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Pete Tong, The Crystal Method, BT, George Acosta, Josh Wink, Christopher Lawrence, Jellybean Benitez, Kristine W, Oscar G & Ralph Falcon, Louie Devito, Sandra Collins, Tracy Young, Vic Latino, Chris Cox and DJ Colette. A total of twenty-five awards will be presented including accolades for new categories such as ‘Best Use of Music in a Commercial’, ‘Best Movie Soundtrack’ and ‘Best Celebrity DJ’.

Popular east coast radio DJ and US dance music icon Liquid Todd will be making a rare on-stage appearance by opening the show with a live set as the audience take their seats.

Tickets are now available through Groovetickets.com and Ticketmaster on 1 305 358 5885 – priced at $20.00 General Admission and $60.00 Seated (booking fees apply). Further details can be found at http://www.dancestar.com or by calling the DanceStar USA Information Line on 305 371 2097. The DanceStar USA After-show Party Presented by Smint will take place at Opium Garden. Featured DJs include Dirty Vegas, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and Satashi Tomei. A limited number of tickets are available to the public via Groovetickets.com priced at $30.00.

HOSTS

Roger Sanchez, Juliette Lewis, Roselyn Sanchez

LIVE PERFORMANCES

P Diddy featuring Kelis (world exclusive performance)

Paul Oakenfold featuring Shifty

Dirty Vegas

DJ Sammy

Telepopmusik

iio

Oscar G & Ralph Falcon featuring OBA Frank Lord

PRESENTERS

George Acosta, Jellybean Benitez, BT, Sandra Collins, Chris Cox (Thunderpuss), Deep Dish, Louie Devito, DJ Colette, Oscar G & Ralph Falcon, Paris & Nicky Hilton, Jazzy Jeff, Vic Latino, Christopher Lawrence, Miami Dolphins’ Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas + Cheerleaders, Cindy Margolis, Jon Secada, Danny Tenaglia, The Crystal Method, Tiesto, Pete Tong, Paul Van Dyk, Josh Wink, Tracy Young and more

— DanceStar USA 2003 is being staged ‘live’ on the beach in Lummus Park, just steps away from the legendary Ocean Drive, making this year’s awards ceremony the first of its kind in the US and the largest televised dance music event in the world

— DanceStar USA and DancePass.net once again team up for a live webcast on Microsoft’s windowsmedia.com. This year’s coverage will include more than one hundred hours of original content. Pre-event coverage begins March 15

— The inaugural 2002 American Dance Music Awards was held at The Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami and was broadcast on MTV2 USA, MTV Europe, Star TV Asia with a live webcast on Microsoft’s windowsmedia.com

— DanceStar USA 2002 featured Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Fatboy Slim and Paul Oakenfold. The show had an estimated global reach of nearly 1 billion viewers making it the largest global audience in dance music history

— DanceStar has been developed as the first globally televised dance music event with shows in London, the U.S and Asia – born out of the need to recognize the significant impact of dance music worldwide and the expansion of dance music culture

CONTACT:

Action Public Relations

Claudia Figueredo, (305) 466 4360, (786) 546 4988

or

Hispanic National Agency DanceStar USA Office:

Regional Media Office (Miami):

Elliott Stares

DanceStar USA inc

Tel: (1) 305 371 2450

P DIDDY TO PERFORM WORLD PREMIER DANCE TRACK AT SECOND ANNUAL AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC AWARDS