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Performers announced for the 2014 BBMAs

dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, have announced the first group of musical performers at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Chart toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo, as performers in the live awards show, airing on Sunday, May 18th on ABC from 8 pm – 11 pm ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Luke Bryan is a finalist in six categories this year, including Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album, and Top Country Song twice. Once for his hit “Crash My Party,” and again for “That’s My Kind Of Night.”

Imagine Dragons tied with Lorde this year, for being a finalist in the most categories with 12. They’ve been recognized for Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song twice, for “Demons” and “Radioactive.”

John Legend, who is currently on his sold out tour garnering rave reviews, is having huge success with his current single, “All of Me,” which is currently #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his highest selling and charting single to date.

Band OneRepublic became finalists in Top Duo/Group and Top Digital Song for “Counting Stars.”

Derulo appeared on Good Morning America this week to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards, and named five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist. The other 35 categories can be viewed here.

As part of Citi’s sponsorship of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Citi ThankYou cardmembers will have access to a ticket presale to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Saturday, April 12th at 10 am PST through Wednesday, April 16th at 10 pm PST at Citi cardmembers will be able to exclusively purchase tickets prior to the general public onsale, which begins April 17th at 9 am local time on

Billboard Music Awards finalists are 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 are 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 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. 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. The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

2014 Billboard Music Awards sponsors and partners include Chevrolet and Citi.