We finally have some information on theÂ 2016 Billboard Music Awards!
dick clark productions and ABC announced that the show will be hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy award-winning recording artist Ludacris.Â He will be joined by first-time host and international recording artist, Ciara.
“It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the 3rd year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,â€ said Ludacris. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.”
It was also announced that this yearâ€™s award show will move to the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be the first non-Pay-Per-View live broadcast event from the new venue, which officially opened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
â€œThe Billboard Music Awards is one of best award shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart,â€ said Ciara. â€œI look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!â€
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards finalists will be announced on Monday, April 11 live on ABCâ€™s Good Morning America. Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories will beÂ exclusively announced liveÂ via Billboard Music Awardâ€™s Facebook andÂ Periscope, followed by a live stream on ABC News of the remaining categories.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.