With less than 12 hours ’til showtime, CelebSecrets4U is giving you the breakdown on what you can expect from the summer’s most anticipated award show this evening.
The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars 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.
Today, we are sharing things that we can’t wait to see at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards tonight! Check them out below…
10. Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE!
We are SO excited to see Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards this year! Hosted by Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks, fans can check out a live stream of their favorite stars walking down the red carpet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on billboardmusicawards.com and billboard.com. In addition to the live stream, fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram video and tag it with #AskBBMAs. Artists will see the fan questions backstage and respond live with their own 15 second video during the BBMAs.
9. Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea will unite on the BBMA stage to perform their new smash hit, “Problem.” After seeing the duo perform the track live at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in Los Angeles last week, we know that tonight’s performance is going to be KILLER. We can’t wait to see what Ari and Iggy have in store for us!
8. Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert Duet
Tonight marks a special night in country music history. Country female legends Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert will come together on the BBMA stage to perform “Something Bad” live for the first time. “Somethin’ Bad,” appears on Ms. Lambert’s upcoming album Platinum, which will be available June 3rd.
7. Lorde – Tennis Court Debut
GRAMMY award winning teen Lorde will be hitting the BBMA stage to debut her new single “Tennis Court” to viewers around the world. Lorde always puts on an excellent yet interesting performance at award shows, so we can’t wait to hear the track AND see what she’s wearing!
6. Miley Cyrus Performance
The most-talked about entertainer of the year will be performing at this year’s BBMAs–of course this is on our top ten countdown! What we love most about this performance is that it will be streamed LIVE from her BANGERZ show in Manchester, England–talk about epic!
5. 5 Seconds of Summer TV debut
5 Seconds of Summer will not be your secret boy-band obsession anymore! The band will be making their first US television debut at the BBMAs tonight. Performing their catchy hit, “She Looks So Perfect,” we know that the guys will melt ours and millions of other girls’ hearts during the live performance.
We are SO excited to see Ludacris debut his hosting career! The musician-turned-actor will host the 2014 BBMAs while in the midst of filming his role in the highly anticipated Fast & Furious 7. What stunts do you think he will pull?
3. Jennifer Lopez to Receive the Icon Award
Congrats are in order for Jennifer Lopez! The superstar will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award and the ultimate honor. Jennifer is the 4th artist and the first woman, in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music.Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and Prince–talk about true honor!
2. Billboard Milestone Finalist
Who will win the 2014 Milestone Award at the BBMAs this year? Will it be OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, or Carrie Underwood? We can’t wait to see who the fans choose! Don’t forget: you can vote for your favorite Milestone artist up until two hours into showtime. To vote, head over to http://billboard.com/milestone.
1. Michael Jackson TV Debut
Seeing a Michael Jackson TV special will always be #1 on our list! Michael Jackson is music’s greatest innovator and among the most beloved performers and influential artists of all-time. In this spirit, the Estate of Michael Jackson has created a Michael Jackson world premiere experience, live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. This is television history! Michael Jackson like you’ve never seen him before – you do not want to miss it!
Make sure to tune in to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas TONIGHT, May 18th, at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.