Salt-N-Peppa are the newest artists headed to Las Vegas for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards next week!
The legendary female rap trio will shoop onto the stage to perform several of their monster hits at the annual award show, Billboard confirmed in a press statement. The performance at this year’s show marks the 30th anniversary of them becoming the first female rappers to crack the Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100. The renowned group burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1987 with their debut Billboard chart hit “My Mike Sounds Nice,” and then notched their first crossover pop smash with “Push It” the following year.
“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” said Salt-N-Pepa. “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed.”
Joining them for this one-of-a-kind special performance will be the highly celebrated female vocal group En Vogue.
Members Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella), with En Vogue, will join previously announced performers BTS, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, and ICON Award recipient Janet Jackson on a night filled with music’s biggest names.
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.