RihannaÂ is heading toÂ theÂ 2016 Billboard Music Awards!
The international music sensation will perform during the show, almost ten years to the day since her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (â€œSOSâ€ hit the charts on May 13, 2006 and spent a total of three weeks at No. 1).
Rihanna is also a finalist for this yearâ€™s fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award.Â Fans can vote for their favorite artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year. Â The finalists are:
- Adele‘s albumÂ 25Â scored the largest U.S. sales week ever for an album in Nielsen Music history: 3.38 million sold in its first week.
- DrakeÂ scored his landmark 100th Billboard Hot 100 hit, a sum only four acts heave reached.
- RihannaÂ has now spent 60 total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her 14 No. 1s, passing the Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1 all time.
- Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crushâ€ set the record for most weeks at No. 1 (13) by a group (of at least three members) on Hot Country Songs.
- The WeekndÂ is now one of only 12 acts to replace himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as â€œThe Hillsâ€ succeeded â€œCanâ€™t Feel My Face.â€
The Billboard Chart Achievement Award is the only fan-voted category at the â€œ2016 Billboard Music Awards.â€ Fans can vote for their favorite finalist in two ways:
- Visiting the voting site:Â http://www.billboardmusicawards.com/vote
- Voting on Twitter (by including the following items in a tweet):
- The finalistâ€™s name orÂ Twitter handle
- Any form of the word â€œvoteâ€ (e.g., vote, voting, voted, etc.)
- The showâ€™s hashtag: #BBMAs
Fans can vote up to 100 times a day, per platform.
Rihanna joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Goâ€™s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, â€œKiaâ€™s One to Watchâ€ Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will honor Prince.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.