Media Release: Wednesday May 10, 2017
2017 Billboard Music Awards LIVE on Foxtel
Monday May 22 from 10am on [V] HITS or stream instantly on Foxtel Play
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas exclusively on Foxtel from 10am on Monday May 22 only on [V] HITS. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations, and highly anticipated pop culture moments over the three hour special. Performances throughout the show will include superstars Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, and Nicki Minaj.
Céline Dion, seven-time Billboard Music Award-winning artist and current Las Vegas resident, will perform her colossal hit “My Heart Will Go On”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the emotional and powerful ballad, which became the anthem of one of the top-grossing films of all-time, Titanic. “My Heart Will Go On” received numerous accolades as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, and reached No. 1 in several countries including Australia.
Cher, the Oscar-winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher became the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. As part of her appearance, Cher will perform her chart-topping 1998 single “Believe” marking Cher’s first awards show performance in over 15 years.
2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations include a cross section of artists with many seeing more nods than ever. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year. Drake’s nominations include Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. The Chainsmokers’ nominations include double nods in six categories: Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song, with single nominations in 10 other categories.
Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations at 17 including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and three nominations in the Top Rock Song category. Rihanna received the fourth most nominations at 14 including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and a double nomination for Top R&B Song. Returning winners from 2016, who also received nominations this year include Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Drake, Kirk Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots, and more.
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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
For additional information and a full list of nominees visit www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.