The full line up of presenters for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) has been unveiled. Kate Beckinsale, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mark Cuban, Noah Cyrus, Alexandra Daddario, DJ Khaled, Josh Duhamel, Ansel Elgort, Sara Foster, G-Eazy, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Prince Michael Jackson, Rachel Lindsay, Lea Michele, Olivia Munn, Rita Ora, Logan Paul, Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Nicole Scherzinger, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Jussie Smollett, Hailee Steinfeld, Lindsey Stirling and Ashley Tisdale will present throughout the night.
Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will host the three hour spectacle. Performers include Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Sam Hunt, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Julia Michaels, Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher.
The 2017 BBMAs air live on both coasts from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21st at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.
Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist Presented by ION360. Voting for both categories will remain open until May 21st through the first hour of the live broadcast.
T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMAs, the official pre-show for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, will be live from the Magenta Carpet at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21st from 6 pm – 8 pm ET/3 pm – 5 pm PT. The two-hour pre-show will be available worldwide to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at BBMAs.twitter.com or via @BBMAs. Sirius XM’s Sway Calloway, Jessie James Decker, AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai and Shane Harper will host the T-Mobile stages, while Chris Daughtry and Laura Marano will host the Xfinity Stage.
Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year. Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations, at 17, with Rihanna placing fourth with 14 nominations.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. 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 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. 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 success in music.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at axs.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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