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OneRepublic to perform on People's Choice Awards Wednesday

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: January 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm •  Published: January 2, 2014
OneRepublic (AP file)
OneRepublic (AP file)

Grammy Award-nominated band OneRepublic, which is fronted by Tulsa native Ryan Tedder, will perform live at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards, airing from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on the CBS Television Network.

The People’s Choice Awards will celebrate 40 years of fan-voted entertainment this year. Hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls,” the People’s Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show that empowers fans to choose their favorites across categories of movies, music and TV, accordin gto a news release.

“OneRepublic is one of the hottest bands out there today, and we are excited that they are going to perform for us on the People’s Choice Awards,” said Executive Producer Mark Burnett in the release. “I am personally a huge fan of the band and I am also working with Ryan Tedder on ‘The Voice,’ so it’s all OneRepublic, all the time, and we are thrilled they agreed to come on board for the show.”

People’s Choice announced recently that fans have cast more than half a billion votes thus far for the 40th annual awards. Voting has closed for most categories, but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy, Favorite New TV Drama and Favorite Music Fan Following until the night of the show.

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 and a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. OneRepublic released their sophomore album, “Waking Up,” in 2009, and the band had three singles, “All The Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life” top the radio charts.

OneRepublic released their third studio album, “Native,” last March, when it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and the new hit single “Counting Stars.” OneRepublic has toured the world, headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and opening for Bon Jovi and U2.

The People’s Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, social media presence and


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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