Some of today's biggest names in music, including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel, are set to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. In addition to delivering multiple unforgettable performances, the awards show will also honor Billboard chart-topper and world-renowned music legend Prince with the Billboard Icon Award, highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in music during the broadcast.
More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit www.Billboard.com.
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 12, 2012, through March 10, 2013.