dick clark productions and Billboard have announced that New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde will perform her new single “Tennis Court” on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards — the first time she will perform the song on television. She joins 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, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th on ABC at 8 pm ET.
Lorde broke through in 2013 with her ubiquitous No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Royals” and her debut album “Pure Heroine.” In addition to performing at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Lorde is tied with Imagine Dragons for being a finalist in the most categories this year. The categories include Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song. Earlier this year, Lorde took home two Grammys at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her debut single “Royals.” Lorde will be performing her new hit “Tennis Courts,” which hit the Billboard Adult Pop charts at No. 39 last week.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10 pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone.
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 6 pm ET / 3 pm 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 Yahoo! Music.
Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram video and tag it with #AskBBMAs. Artists will see the fan questions backstage and respond live with their own 15 second video during the BBMAs on May 18th. Answers will appear on the @officialbbmas Instagram account.
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