The 2011 Do Something! Awards are scheduled to air on Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET., and since we’ve already shared the list of outstanding nominees with you, we figured it was time to let you know the exciting list of performers that host Jane Lynch will be sharing the stage with. We are psyched to announce that Demi Lovato, You Oughta Know artist Foster The People, and OneRepublic featuring B.o.B will be dazzling viewers with their musical performances that night. We’ve got more info for you below, via a press release that just hit the wires…
DEMI LOVATO, FOSTER THE PEOPLE AND ONEREPUBLIC WITH B.O.B TO PERFORM AT THE 2011 DO SOMETHING AWARDS
Hosted by Jane Lynch the Awards will Air on VH1 Thursday, August 18th
NEW YORK, NY (July XX, 2011) —DoSomething.org and VH1 announced today that Demi Lovato, OneRepublic with B.O.B. and Foster the People will perform as part of the star-studded 2011 Do Something Awards. Hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch, the ceremony will honor and celebrate the nation’s best young world-changers who represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause or issue. Celebrities such as Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Russell Brand and Will Ferrell have been nominated in a variety of categories from ‘Do Something Movie Star’ to ‘Do Something Couple’ for all they have done to inspire young people. Many will be on hand to accept and present the awards at the show which will air Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9 p.m. EST on VH1.
The show will mark the first time Demi Lovato will perform her hit single “Skyscraper” live. Her fans played a big part in making this performance happen by enthusiastically tweeting the word “Skyscraper” to @DoSomething multiple times over the last month. Lovato is also nominated for two awards in the Do Something Charity Song and Do Something TV Star categories.
“If you are expecting anything less than ‘wow,’ you’ve got the wrong award show. We are so psyched to have Demi’s first public performance, a hot break-out band like Foster the People, and expect OneRepublic with B.o.B to be very loud!” said Nancy Lublin, CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org.
“This year’s show will feature some of the hottest musicians performing the summer’s biggest hits in celebration of these amazing young people’s accomplishments,” added Tom Calderone, President, VH1.
In addition to honoring celebrities for their work to inspire others, and a night filled with great musical performances, one young “do-er” (age 25 and under) will receive a grand prize of $100,000 for their cause. This is the largest and most prestigious prize in the world for young people and social change. The five nominees this year have all gone above and beyond to make a difference in their communities and will be rewarded with a community grant and continued support from DoSomething.org. Nominees include Taryn Guerrero Davis for The American Widow Project, David Schwartz for The Real Food Challenge, Sarah Cronk for The Sparkle Effect, Mark Kabban for YALLA (Youth And Leaders Living Actively) and Adam Lowy for Move for Hunger.
After seven years together as a band, OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with their debut release Dreaming Out Loud. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide, and, along with second single “Stop And Stare,” propelled the album to platinum-plus sales. Their 2009 sophomore set Waking Up has produced three singles — “All The Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life”— that have topped the radio charts and sold more than 4 million units to date.
B.o.B took 2010 by storm after releasing the nearly 3X platinum smash hit “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars).” His RIAA-certified Gold debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray was released in April 2010 and debuted atop of Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart in the first week, earning him 5 Grammy nominations including “Record Of the Year” for his collaboration with Bruno Mars. Last September, the rapper brought his electrifying stage show to Washington D.C. to join President Obama at the Democratic National Convention as part of the Gen44 Summit. B.o.B was also nominated for 3 awards at both the Billboard Music Awards and the BET Awards, and has a string of high-profiled appearances to his name including The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Saturday Night Live, while gracing the covers of Complex and VIBE. For more information B.o.B, head over to www.bobatl.com.
Los Angeles based indie-pop trio, Foster The People, released their chart-topping, acclaimed debut Torches this May. The album made its Billboard debut at #8 and includes the bands certified gold single “Pumped Up Kicks.” Foster The People will continue to tour the world this summer and well into the fall. With sold-out shows in nearly every market and a live set that’s undeniably energetic, this is a band who you won’t want to miss in 2011! For more information on Foster The People visit: http://www.fosterthepeople.com.
Demi Lovato’s latest hit single “Skyscraper” was released July 12th, 2011 and immediately hit #1 on the iTunes charts. “Skyscraper” marks Lovato’s first top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and second top 10 title overall. Lovato’s forthcoming album, to be released September 20th, 2011, is the long-awaited follow-up to the #1 debut of 2009’s Here We Go Again and the #2 debut of 2008’s Don’t Forget. She has performed to arena crowds across the world, been nominated for an ALMA award, won both People’s Choice and Teen Choice awards and appeared on Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
This year’s VH1 Do Something Awards are executive produced by Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions and Lee Rolontz for VH1. Nancy Lublin and Naomi Hirabayashi oversee the awards show for DoSomething.org.