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Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith to Perform on The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”

Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith to Perform on The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Hozier, Nick Jonas, and Sam Smith will all perform on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.”

They join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, along with event hosts Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Fun performer facts include:
  • Hozier’s smash single “Take Me To Church” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs.
  • Nick Jonas came into his own in 2014 with his successful self-titled album. The set debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with “Jealous” and top 20 follow-up “Chains.”
  • Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has spun off three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

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Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen to Host 2015 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen to Host 2015 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

ABC and dick clark productions have announced that the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 17 at 8pm ET. The show will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts and biggest music stars.

TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen will host with hip-hop superstar and actor Ludacris, who returns to host for the second consecutive year and whose eighth studio album, “Ludaversal,” will be released tomorrow.

Teigen had this to say about her hosting gig:

If my extensive collection of all 53 ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honored to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year.

Ludacris added:

I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!

The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalists will be announced on Tuesday, April 7 on “Good Morning America.” Ludacris and Pete Wentz and will be on GMA to announce five of forty categories.

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2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’ Winners!

2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’ Winners!

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by musician and actor Ludacris, made history on Sunday Night with a show bursting with never-before-seen superstar duets, explosive premiere performances and a once-in-a-lifetime Michael Jackson experience. The show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC.

Justin Timberlake was the night’s big winner, taking home 7 awards including “Top Artist,” “Top Male Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Artist,” “Top Radio Songs Artist,” “Top R&B Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” and “Top R&B Album.” Timberlake also took the lead in Album award wins with two.

The record breaking summer hit “Blurred Lines” won the most Song categories with 4 wins in Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, and Top R&B Song. Alt/rock group Imagine Dragons followed Timberlake with 5 artist awards including “Top/Duo Group,” “Top Hot 100 Artist,” “Top Rock Artist,” “Top Rock Album” and “Top Streaming Artist (Audio).”

Lorde who took home two awards including “Top New Artist” and “Top Rock Song – Royals.” Avicii took the award for “Top Dance/Electronic Song – Wake Me Up.” Miley Cyrus won two awards including “Top Streaming Song (Video) – Wrecking Ball” and “Top Streaming Artist.”  Other Winners include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Daft Punk, etc.

Full list of winners can be seen, after the jump.

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Shakira To Perform At 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Shakira To Perform At 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Pop superstar Shakira is set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards set to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET. 

She joins an already star-studded lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com and right here on our site. 

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Ludacris to Host 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Ludacris to Host 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Get ready to act a fool.

Ludacris is set to host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, set to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. Airing on ABC at 8 pm.

BBMAs will feature a star studded line-up of performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, and Shakira, in addition to a Michael Jackson world premier experience.

In addition to the amazing performers line-up newly-revealed stars slated to present alongside Ludacris throughout the evening include Chrissy Teigen, Danica McKeller, Jack Antonoff, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps, Phillip Phillips, Sarah Hyland, Shania Twain and The Bachelorette’s Andy Dorfman.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.

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Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea to Perform on 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea to Perform on 2014 ‘Billboard Music Awards’

It’s official.

Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande have been added to the list of performers on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Azalea will perform “Fancy” and will join Grande on stage as they perform their hit collab track “Problem,” both tracks available on iTunes.

They join a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

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