Another day, another performer announcement for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards!
This morning, it was revealed that The Voice coach and 2018 BBMA host Kelly Clarkson, as well as 2x BBMA winner John Legend will be performing at this year’s ceremony. The artists will join previously announced performers BTS, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music’s biggest names.
No strangers to the Billboard charts, Clarkson made her chart debut a little over 15 years ago and has charted over two dozen hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including 11 Top 10s. Three of those songs soared all the way to No. 1: “A Moment Like This,” “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” She’s also claimed 10 entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including three No. 1s. Her most recent release, 2017’s “Meaning of Life,” bowed at No. 2 and launched a pair of Top 20-charting hits on the Adult Pop Songs chart: “Love So Soft” and “I Don’t Think About You.” Clarkson has earned four Adult Pop Songs No. 1s, among 16 Top 10s, the latter total a mark that only two other artists have achieved in the chart’s two-decade-plus history.
Legend has been adding to his collection of chart accolades for over a decade, dating to his Billboard chart debut in May 2004 on Slum Village’s “Selfish,” with Kanye West. Since then, the R&B singer has launched 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including his smash hit “All of Me” in 2014, which spent three weeks atop the chart and finished the year at No. 3 on Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 ranking. Legend has also scored six Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, which has helped him earn over 8 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20th @ 8PM ET/5PM PT on NBC.