The Billboard Music Awards are scheduled for tonight and will take place in Las Vegas. The event will be hosted by Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris. The event will feature a wide variety of performers including Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, and Mariah Carey.
Many stars have been nominated for awards such as Taylor Swift and Sam Smith. Those two have the most nominations of the show. The three hour show will feature many exciting events according to E! Online including the reveal of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video. Swift’s video will feature Ellen Pompeo, Gigi Hadid, and Mariska Hargitay.
One Direction is supposed to present a huge award during tonight’s show. This will be one of the group’s first public appearances since Zayn Malik’s departure. The band is going to be seated behind the Kardashians according to E! Online. Teigen, who is the wife of John Legend, stated that she was scared to co-host the show and extremely nervous. Legend did mention how excited he is to see his wife in action though.
The three hour show will help honor the thirty year anniversary of The Breakfast Club. One of the stars of the movie, Molly Ringwald, will be there to join the celebration. She will also introduce the group Simple Minds, who originally sang the song Don’t You (Forget About Me) in the movie, and will sing the song during the event tonight.
The event will also feature some exciting collaborations. Britney Spears will perform her song Pretty Girls with Iggy Azalea. This will be the singer’s first performance of the song live. Little Big Town will perform with Faith hill and John Legend will perform with Meghan Trainor. The article added that fresh new sounds would be introduced and epic performances would take place.
Trainor is in the running for a fan-voted category as well as Swift and Izalea. The award is called the Billboard Chart Achievement Award and it will be presented by Samsung. The award is to celebrate female success on the music charts during the last year. Tori Kelly, Kelly Clarkson, Van Halen, Fall Out Boy, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, the stars of the TV series Empire, Lindsey Stirling, and many more are going to be making appearances. There will be a wide variety of performances and celebrity appearances as well.
Sam smith is expected to take home many awards according to ABC News. The article stated that he has really stood out this past year. He has been honest and poured his heart out and people flock to his music because of that, the article went on to say. He has really shined and deserves to be honored for it the article added.
Ludacris stated that he is excited about co-hosting the awards. He feels that they truly award artists for all of their efforts. He added that The Billboard Music Awards are different from other shows because they honor the artists in the best way possible. The BBA’s as the show is also called measures airplay, record sales, touring, and streaming and this factors largely in terms of who is nominated. Stars are rewarded based on this and their efforts.
The Billboard Music Awards will be an exciting event according to the article and will feature a wide variety of performances. There will be cannot miss moments and surprises in store. There will also be many famous names that will be making appearances at the Las Vegas event. Taylor Swift and Sam Smith may be at the top of the list of nominees but many other singers could take home awards as well. The award show kicked off at 8 PM tonight and will run until 11 PM.
By Heather Granruth
E! Online: 2015 Billboard Music Awards: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Tonight’s Big Show
ABC News: Billboard Music Awards- What To Expect From the Star-Studded Show
Pop Crush: Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson + More to Perform at 2015 Billboard Music Awards
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