New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
dick clark productions and NBC announced today that five-time Billboard Music
Award nominee Khalid
will perform during the "2018 Billboard Music
and Shawn Mendes
will take the stage for a special collaboration and the world television premiere of Mendes' new single, "Youth," immediately following Mendes' performance of his hit single "In My Blood."
The pair will join previously announced performers, including BTS, Camila
Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, and Ed Sheeran, with collaborations from Christina
Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, Macklemore
and Kesha, Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue
and Zedd, Maren Morris
& Grey, on a night filled with music's biggest names. It was also announced that global superstar Janet
Jackson will receive this year's ICON Award and will take the stage for a highly anticipated performance of her greatest hits, marking her first performance on television in nine years.
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.
Five-time Billboard Music
Award nominee Khalid
has seen great success since he released his first single "Location
" right before his high school graduation. The song's domination led to Khalid's major label deal with Right Hand Music
Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, "American Teen." The album received mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone calling Khalid
a "pop prodigy" and Time magazine stating, ""His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery." "American Teen
" shattered expectations as it stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for more than 60 weeks, peaked at No. 4 and stayed in the Top 30 of the chart for its first 60 weeks on that list. The singer-songwriter has over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, his first single "Location
" is certified 4x platinum by the RIAA, and his previous single "Young Dumb & Broke" is certified 3X platinum. Since the album's debut, Khalid
has garnered five 2018 Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist and landed on the cover of Billboard's 2018 Grammy Preview issue. He was also nominated for 2017 BET Award for Best New Artist, a Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for "Location
" and a 2017 American Music
Award for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B for "Location." Khalid
also won Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV Video Music
Awards and an MTV's Woodie to Watch Award. In addition to "American Teen," Khalid
has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars. He has been featured on a number of songs, including megahits like Calvin Harris's "Rollin
" with Future, "1-800-273-8255
" with Logic
and Alessia Cara, "Silence
" with Marshmello, "Lovely
" with Billie Eilish, "Youth
" with Shawn Mendes, and many more. Khalid's current singles "Love Lies," a duet with Normani, and "OTW" featuring Ty Dolla $ign
and 6lack are burning up the airwaves. Khalid
is currently on this third sold-out North American headlining tour.
recently released new tracks "In My Blood
" and "Lost in Japan" from his highly anticipated third album. Both tracks have already experienced massive success, soaring to Nos. 22 and 64, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 and No. 2 on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Spotify's "New Music
Friday" playlist. The tracks have received critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Idolator, Variety and Paste, with "In My Blood
" topping Time magazine's "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week" and The New York Times' "The Playlist." "In My Blood
" and "Lost in Japan" are the first new songs released by Mendes since his 3x platinum hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
" in April 2017. The track scored Mendes his second No. 1 single on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, joining 6x platinum single "Stitches." With "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," Mendes also became the first artist to ever have three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart before the age of 20. Throughout his career, Mendes has achieved two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 with platinum albums "Handwritten
" (2015) and "Illuminate
" (2016), and seven consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 10 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube views. Mendes has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas, including NYC's Madison Square
Garden, Toronto's Air Canada Centre and London's O2 Arena
in minutes. He topped Billboard's "21 Under 21" in 2017 and has been featured on Forbes "30 Under 30," Spotify's "25 Under 25," and Time's "Most Influential Teens" for 4 consecutive years. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Mendes as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.
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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.
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The "2018 Billboard Music
Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly
Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
The "2018 Billboard Music
Awards" are sponsored by T-Mobile.