Thursday, November 18, 2010

Backstreet Boys set for American Music Awards

The Backstreet Boys perform at
Hard Rock Orlando in June.
Photo credit:
Nick Masuda/Orlando Sentinel
The Backstreet Boys, one of the top acts from disgraced music mogul Lou Pearlman, has a major date coming on national television. The group will perform on the American Music Awards with the New Kids on the Block.
The two groups will tour next summer.

The three-hour awards will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 on ABC. Also set to perform are Rihanna, Diddy-Dirty Money, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher.
“New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys on one stage is something special. Moments like these are what the AMAs are all about,” AMA producer Larry Klein said in a release.

Pearlman is serving a 25-year prison sentence. He was convicted two years ago of running an investment scheme that defrauded hundreds.