Madonna Will Honor Prince With Tribute Performance At Billboard Music Awards
Thu, 12 May 2016 11:08:07
Madonna will perform a Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards, reports Billboard. "Organizers today announced Madonna's participation in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year's BBMAs. The legendary pop singer will pay tribute to her good friend and fellow artist, who unexpectedly passed away April 21 at the age of 57. Details on her tribute to the late music great remain a closely-guarded secret."
The Billboard Music Awards are set to air at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22nd. The award show is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be aired on ABC. Billboard also reports that "Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, Fifth Harmony, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Britney Spears and Troye Sivan will take the stage, and a collaboration is confirmed with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. Celine Dion will be on hand to receive the ICON Award." Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, and Blake Shelton have also recently been added to the list of performers.
The Weeknd leads all artists in nominations with a total of 19 in 16 different categories. Ludacris and Ciara will host the ceremony. This will be the 24th edition of the Billboard Music Awards. Last year, Taylor Swift dominated the awards with 8 total wins, including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album.
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