Performers announced for 2014 Billboard Music Awardsby jmaloni
Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, OneRepublic on the bill
dick clark productions and Billboard, have announced the first set of musical performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Billboard chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo as performers in the live awards show, airing Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Bryan is a finalist in six categories this year, including Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album, and Top Country Song twice (once for his hit "Crash My Party," and again for "That's My Kind Of Night") Imagine Dragons tied with Lorde this year for being a finalist in the most categories with 12. They've been recognized for Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song twice (for "Demons" and "Radioactive") Legend, who is currently on his sold-out tour garnering rave reviews, is having success with his current single, "All of Me," which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his highest-selling and charting single to date. OneRepublic became finalists in Top Duo/Group and Top Digital Song for "Counting Stars."
Derulo appeared on "Good Morning America" to announce his participation as a performer in this year's Billboard Music Awards, and named five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist. The full list of finalists can be found at http://www.billboard.com/bbma.
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. Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound, track these measurements year-round. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013, through March 9, 2014.
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 a musician's success.