Mural leads up to Grande’s opening BBMAs performance
In addition to opening the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Ariana Grande has unveiled a special “No Tears Left to Cry” mural, located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Stanley Avenue in Los Angeles. This mural is a collaboration between the Billboard Music Awards and Grande to promote her new single and upcoming performance on the BBMAs. The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live on May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC.
Fans are encouraged to visit the mural take photos in front of it and post their content on social media with #ARIANA_BBMAs. The mural was painted by The Most Famous Artist and designed by Ariana Grande, NBC and Dick Clark Productions. The mural is on display through May 20th at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Stanley Avenue, located at 1510 N. Stanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Other BBMA performers include BTS, Camila Cabello, host Kelly Clarkson, Dua Lipa, John Legend and Shawn Mendes. The show will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.
Nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced last month on NBC’s TODAY Show and on a livestream from Billboard’s NY office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.
Voting for the two fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
Tickets to the 2018 BBMAs are available via axs.com.