Star-studded lineup of artists to collaborate for live performances at the 2013 Billboard Music Awardsby jmaloni
Billboard Music Awards playlist revealed
A star-studded lineup of the world's top-selling artists will come together to perform their biggest hits on The 2013 Billboard Music Awards. A few of the collaborations to be featured are Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and a special surprise guest, with "Feel This Moment"; Ne-Yo, with David Guetta and Akon on "Play Hard"; Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez on "Live It Up"; Will.I.Am with Justin Bieber on "The Power"; and Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne on "High School."
The broadcast, executive-produced by Don Mischer, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19 (8 p.m. ET), on ABC.
As announced previously, Prince will be on hand to perform and accept the Billboard Icon Award, which pays tribute to his unique journey and history of accomplishments in the music industry. Titles to be performed by Prince will be revealed during the show. Madonna will also take the stage to accept the Top Touring Artist award, honoring the highest-grossing concert touring act of the year.
The playlist of solo performances and collaborations for this year's Billboard Music Awards includes:
Justin Bieber "Take You"
Chris Brown "Fine China"
Selena Gomez "Come and Get It"
Icona Pop "I Love It"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars "Treasure"
Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go Round"
The Band Perry "Better Dig Two"
Prince To be revealed
Ed Sheeran "Lego House"
Taylor Swift "22"
Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest "Feel This Moment"
David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon "Play Hard"
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull "Live It Up"
Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber "The Power"
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne "High School"
Billboard Music Awards finalists were 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. Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound, tracked these measurements year-round. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012, through March 10, 2013.
For the full list of finalists, visit www.billboard.com.