SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has announced the newest artist line-up of its critically-acclaimed original music franchise "VH1 Storytellers." This season will continue to deliver intimate stories and live performances from some of the most popular and influential artists of our time. VH1 is crossing genres by recognizing three of the most celebrated and successful musical talents in rock, r&b, and country music. Featured artists will include Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artists Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and P!nk. The new season premieres Sunday, November 11 at 11pm ET/PT on VH1.
"VH1 Storytellers: Taylor Swift" Airs Sunday, November 11 at 11pm ET/PT
Taylor Swift has career record sales in excess of 22 million albums and 50 million downloads. Twenty-two year-old Taylor is a six-time Grammy winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year (for Fearless, released in 2008). Her 2010 album, Speak Now, was lauded on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is Billboard's Woman of the Year, the reigning American Music Awards Artist of the Year, and both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music's current Entertainer of the Year.
"VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys" Airs Monday, November 12 at 11pm ET/PT
Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy Award® winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Keys captivated audiences eleven years ago when she performed "Fallin" off her debut album, Songs in A Minor on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since releasing her first album, Keys has built an astonishing repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Over the last few years, Keys has evolved her body of work with world tours, movie deals, best-selling books, Broadway plays and philanthropic missions. Her growth as an artist has also been highlighted by numerous collaborations including, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Jack White and Jay-Z. This fall, Keys will release her highly-anticipated fifth studio album titled, Girl On Fire.
"VH1 Storytellers: P!nk" Airs Tuesday, November 13 at 11pm ET/PT
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released 6 albums, sold over 32 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs worldwide and has had 12 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 2 People's Choice Awards, and many more. P!nk's last studio album Funhouse debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and produced the smash single "So What," which marked P!nk's 2nd #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 (after "Lady Marmalade"). Her latest album, Greatest Hits So Far... debuted in the Top 10 in over 13 countries and spawned the hit singles, "F**ckin Perfect" and "Raise Your Glass" which marked P!nk's 3rd #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. P!nk is set to release her 6th studio album, The Truth About Love on September 18th. The first single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" has sky-rocketed to the top of music charts all over the world and mark's P!nk's 12th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
"VH1 Storytellers" is a VH1 original series in which singer/songwriters perform in front of an intimate audience and tell stories about their lives, lyrics and careers. The series premiered in 1996 with Ray Davies. Since then, "VH1 Storytellers" has showcased some of the greatest names in music. David Bowie, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Green Day, Elton John, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera and many others have graced the "VH1 Storytellers" stage. For more information about the series and to watch video clips from past performances go to Storytellers.VH1.com.
"VH1 Storytellers" is a production of VH1. Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.vh1press.com.