Sam Hunt, Chainsmokers, Halsey added as BBMA performers

The Chainsmokers, who tied the record for most Billboard Music Award nominations in one year with 22, multi-platinum artist Sam Hunt and multi-platinum alternative pop artist Halsey will perform on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. They join previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher.

This year’s show will broadcast live on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21st at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC. The Chainsmokers are set to perform their new hit single “Young,” Halsey will perform “Now Or Never” from her forthcoming album and Sam Hunt will perform his No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Songs hit “Body Like A Back Road.”

Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist. Voting for both categories will remain open until May 21st at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT (one hour into the live broadcast).

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.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

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