In addition to the fully loaded roster of talent slated to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, Cee-Lo Green, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland, Hayden Panettiere, Kid Rock, Chloe Grace Moretz, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alyssa Milano, Jenny McCarthy, Emmy Rossum, Stana Katic, Gabriel Mann, Jennifer Nettles, PSY, Sky Blu, Jennifer Morrison, Florida Georgia Line, Wiz Khalifa, Alanis Morisette and more are confirmed to present the coveted awards at the live event. The awards show will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00″“11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S ® 4 and Buffalo David Bitton, and executive produced by Don Mischer. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit www.billboard.com.
As announced previously, Prince will be on hand to perform and accept the Billboard Icon Award, which pays tribute to his unique journey and history of accomplishments in the music industry. Madonna will also take the stage to accept the Top Touring Artist award, honoring the highest-grossing concert touring act of the year.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were 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. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. For the full list of finalists, visit www.billboard.com.