CHATSWORTH, CA – AVN (Adult Video News) announced today that rap sensation Flo Rida will be performing at the 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards on January 10, 2009 at the Mand alay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The Grammyâ„¢-nominated artist will open the show which is now in its 26th year. The 2009 event will be co-hosted by two of the biggest stars in the adult film industry, Belladonna and Jenna Haze.
“We’re extremely pleased that Flo Rida will be performing at this year’s show,” said Paul Fishbein, president of AVN Publications. “Since we started the Awards in 1983, the goal has been to make it as exciting and entertaining as any of the mainstream Hollywood awards shows; I think with adding a performance by Flo Rida to the mix you can see that we’re making good on our vision.”
Flo Rida, the Carol City, FL native (born Tramar Dillard), has already caused a stir with the 2008 debut of his explosive single, “Low,” that shot to the top of nearly every chart-Top 40 radio, Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and Hot RingMasters chart, Soundscan’s Digital Song chart, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, MySpace, MTV’s TRL, BET’s 106 & Park. This made “Low” not only a number-one hit for 10 weeks straight on the charts, but also a vibrant pulse in the clubs all year. His smash album, MAIL ON SUNDAY (Poe Boy/Atlantic), features a who’s who of A-list collaborators like Lil’ Wayne, Yung Joc, and Timbaland , who shows up on Flo Rida’s second single, “Elevator.” He most recently received two Grammy nods.
Flo Rida joins top musicians like hip-hop star, Chingy, and indie rockers, Buckcherry, who have performed at the annual star-studded AVN Awards. Over 8,000 cheering fans from all over the world are expected to pack the venue this year at the sexy ceremony that Entertainment Weekly called, “the Oscars of Adult.”