Logo announced that Neon Trees and Baltimore’s premier dance-rap spitfire Rye Rye will round out the live musical performances on this year’s “NewNowNext Awards.” They will join previously announced acts Adam Lambert and Neon Hitch. Also, Logo revealed the first group of presenters scheduled to appear. Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the “NewNowNext Awards” 2012 tapes in front of a live audience at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood on Thursday, April 5th with a telecast premiere on Monday, April 9th at 10/9C on Logo.
On the heels of a banner year, multi-platinum Mercury Record’s sensation, Neon Trees, quickly climbed the charts and captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Their debut album, HABITS turned out the RIAA double-platinum debut single “Animal,” which hit #1 Alternative, #1 Hot AC and top 10 Pop. Furthermore, “Animal” took home the Top Alternative Song Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, and has been covered by industry fans Taylor Swift and Train.
Dubbed “the voice of Baltimore,” 21-year-old hip hop dynamo Rye Rye is no stranger to the limelight. She was the first artist signed to M.I.A’s label N.E.E.T. Records and past collaborations have included hits with mentors M.I.A., Diplo and DJ Blaqstarr. More recently she teamed with Scandinavian dance queen Robyn for summer’s smash, “Never Will Be Mine” and Far East Movement on their fall track “Jello.” Rye Rye also unleashed her brand new single “Boom Boom” earlier this month. This bouncy track samples the Vengaboys’ 1999 hit “Boom Boom Boom Boom.” The video for the single, directed by Georgie Greville and Geremy Jasper of LEGS’ (Florence And The Machine, Goldfrapp) will drop later this month.
The “NewNowNext Awards” is often known for its’ eclectic line-up of presenters – and this year is no exception. Presenters announced today include: Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Magic Mike”), Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”), Aisha Tyler (“The Talk”), Carmen Electra, Kyle Richards (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Perez Hilton, Ross Mathews, Eden Wood (“Eden’s World”), Heather McDonald (“Chelsea Lately”), and George Kotsiopoulos (“Fashion Police”). Additional presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Fans are encouraged to visit NewNowNext.com or m.newnownext.com/awards to view the entire list of nominees and cast their votes across a wide range of outrageous categories including “Cause You’re Hot,” “Beyond Style,” and “TV You Betta Watch.” Additionally, users can vote for the NewNowNext Awards nominees on Twitter by including the nominee name and the hashtag #NNNAwards in their tweet. Nominees for the “NewNowNext Awards” were chosen by the “NewNowNext Academy” – a mix of tastemakers from various creative industries across the country.
Winners will be revealed Monday, April 9th on Logo’s “NewNowNext Awards” 2012 show. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.