New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
dick clark productions and NBC announced today that previously announced performer, Dua Lipa, will deliver an encore performance of "Homesick
" for Comcast's Xfinity X1customers exclusively on Xfinity On Demand in partnership with the "2018 Billboard Music
Awards." Dua Lipa
will also perform on the live telecast.
Hosted by "The Voice
" coach Kelly
Clarkson, the "2018 Billboard Music
Awards" will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas
on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year's hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.
As part of today's announcement, Comcast's Xfinity brand has announced an official partnership with the "2018 Billboard Music
Awards" to offer its customers an even more immersive viewing experience prior to and following the show. In addition to the live broadcast on NBC, Xfinity X1 customers will be able to watch archival Billboard Music
Awards content on Xfinity On Demand leading up to the show, plus an encore performance from Dua Lipa, which will be available immediately after the broadcast. Xfinity X1 customers will enjoy related online content from YouTube and streaming stations from Pandora
integrated alongside the rest of the content, as well as the ability to call up the full experience by saying "Show me the BBMAs" into the X1 Voice Remote. For more information on Xfinity X1, visit Xfinity.com/x1.
With the release of her self-titled debut album, "London born," Kosovo raised Dua Lipa
has won over the hearts of fans and press alike. The songs on Dua Lipa
announce the arrival of a new force in pop—irresistible on the dance floor, thoughtful under closer inspection, constantly discovering creative possibilities. Her critically acclaimed debut has made everyone's "best of" list, from The Fader to Rolling Stone to Time magazine. With her powerful anthem and viral video for "New Rules
" making her the first female solo artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, Dua continues to find herself on the top of the charts. The track reached No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, and Dua is currently the third most streamed artist and the No.1 streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, with over 42 million monthly listeners on the platform. Most recently, Dua made BRIT Award history becoming the first woman artist to pick up five nominations, taking home the awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.
Nominations for the "2018 Billboard Music
Awards" were announced last month on NBC's "Today
" and on a livestream from Billboard's New York office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars
and Ed Sheeran
tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.
Voting for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist is open. Fans can vote online and/or on Twitter through May 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT (half an hour into the live broadcast).
Awards" nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music
and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music. For additional information on the "2018 Billboard Music
Awards," visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.