The 2013 Billboard Music Awards announces more star-studded acts to their already loaded performers list including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Ne-Yo, Akon and Icona Pop. The broadcast, executive produced by Don Mischer, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00–11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and Buffalo David Bitton.
This year’s award show pairs up some of the hottest names in music right now including Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne who will hit the stage for a steamy performance as well as superstar DJ David Guetta and hit-makers Ne-Yo and Akon. Individual performances include Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran and Icona Pop. Previously announced performers include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Prince, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves. The awards show will also honor Prince with the BillboardIcon Award highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry. More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For Billboard Music Awards show updates, the full list of finalists and ticketing information, visit www.billboard.com.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. For the full list of finalists, visit www.billboard.com.
Billboard Music Awards tickets, priced beginning at $75 for Upper Level and not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase atwww.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.