LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” AND ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE LIVE SHOW 

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LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM ON
THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”KATE BECKINSALE, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, LAVERNE COX, MARK CUBAN,
JOJO FLETCHER, LUCY HALE, HALSEY, HEIDI KLUM, KELLY ROWLAND,
SEAL, TYRESE AND ZENDAYA
ADDED TO LIST OF PRESENTERS
Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Lukas Graham will perform on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.”  Also added to the star-studded show are presenters Kate Beckinsale, Priyanka Chopra, Laverne Cox, Mark Cuban, JoJo Fletcher from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Lucy Hale, Halsey, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Seal, Tyrese and Zendaya.  The award show will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. They join previously announced presenters Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Kathryn Hahn, Wiz Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Pete Wentz.

This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Including performances by Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will honor Prince.

Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham has rapidly become the breakout act of 2016. The Danish foursome, led by vocalist and songwriter Lukas Graham Forchhammer, are topping charts worldwide with single “7 Years” reaching #1 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio, and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their self-titled debut album has received overwhelming critical acclaim since its April 1 release, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and propelling the band further into the global spotlight with what the New York Times describes as “neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop.” Hailing from Christiania, an autonomous, artistic community in the center of Copenhagen, Lukas developed his natural talent for honest and gritty songwriting. Classically trained with the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir, with a musical scope widened by his Irish folk roots and passion for hip-hop, Lukas possesses a distinct, poetic ability to capture the full range of emotions in his music. Known for a phenomenal live show, Lukas Graham sold out his first ever U.S. headline tour and will continue to play festivals and sold out shows around the world in 2016 alongside bandmates Mark Falgren (drums), Magnús Larsson (bass), and Kasper Daugaard (keyboard).

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. 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 tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.  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 a musician’s success.

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Comcast, Kia Motors, Las Vegas, Music Choice, T-Mobile and WestwoodOne.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will live stream in the WATCH ABC app for verified viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC.

About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, 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 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE FIRST EVER
DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

New Award Will be the AMA’s Highest Honor

Swift Will Open the Show with the World Television Premiere of “Blank Space”

The Show Will Broadcast Live SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Taylor Swift will be presented with the inaugural “Dick Clark Award for Excellence” at the 2014 American Music Awards.  Swift will be recognized for her historical album sales as the only artist in history to have three albums – “Speak Now, “Red” and “1989” — each debuting with more than 1 million sold in their first week. This year, in its first week, “1989” sold 1.287 million copies, making it the highest selling album released in 2014. Swift is the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, given to an artist who achieves a groundbreaking feat or creates a landmark work.  It is to be bestowed upon someone whose spirit and excellence capture the visionary passion that Dick Clark himself incorporated into everything he did.

Clark, the creator of the 42-year-old American Music Awards, influenced popular music in America for six decades. He was known for maintaining a standard of excellence both in the shows he produced and in the talent that he showcased. Simultaneously “America’s Oldest Teenager” and the most trusted name in music, Clark was responsible for the first TV appearances of many superstars including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Taylor Swift, who also made her debut on a Dick Clark Production show, will be honored with this prestigious award with Clark’s wife, Kari, in the audience, along with a theatre full of stars who grew up on Clark’s programs. This promises to be one of the most significant moments in the rich history of the AMA’s.

“The first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special,” said Kari Clark, wife of the late Dick Clark.  “He would be thrilled to know she is the first artist to receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.”

“The American Music Awards most closely reflects Dick Clark’s philosophy of popular music. It provides a platform for the biggest music artists of the day, with the winners voted on by the fans,” said American Music Awards producer Larry Klein.  “Clark always said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives,’ and no one’s recent music has provided a more meaningful soundtrack for the lives of music fans than Taylor Swift.”

Swift will also take to the stage to open the show with the world television premiere performance of her new single “Blank Space”.  She joins a line-up of must-see artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening’s host, Pitbull.  Additional stars slated to present throughout the evening include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan, Olivia Munn, Kevin O’Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Taylor Swift is the only artist in history to have three million-selling weeks (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989) and the only artist to have two singles hit No. 1 on Billboards HOT 100 Chart this year. Taylor is a global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY winner, and the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and more than 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor’s album RED, released two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week. The only other album to sell more than RED was her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989, the highest selling release since 2002 and the only album to go platinum in 2014. 1989 sold almost 1.3 million albums release week topping Billboard’s Top 200 charts and iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release. 1989 has sold almost three million copies globally and tops Billboard Top 200 for a third week.  “Shake It Off,” the first single from 1989, topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S.  Her current single “Blank Space,” immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Hot 100 and iTunes chart on its debut.

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced last month, revealing six nominations for Iggy Azalea–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting.  Voting began on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s opened on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. The show will be hosted by Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Franke Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker, and will feature performances by this year’s hottest emerging artists including Becky G, Ella Henderson, Katy Tiz, Mary Lambert and R5. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23.  The live stream can be watched at ABC.com, TheAMAs.com and yahoo.com.

Once the show starts, the full digital experience kicks into high gear on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app for smartphones and tablets.  Sponsored by Kohl’s®, the “AMAs Backstage Live” on WATCH ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast.  Beginning at 8:00 PM ET, WATCH ABC viewers nationwide can choose between four different live feeds that deliver insider viewpoints into all the action happening on the show and backstage: Kohl’s Director’s Cut, Backstage and the Press Room. Verified pay TV viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia can also access a live stream of the full awards show as part of WATCH ABC’s regular service. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for 14 days.

The 2014 American Music Awards partners include Cumulus, Music Choice, Shazam, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.

The 2014 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Co-Executive Producers and Larry Klein is producer.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

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Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale to perform at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas

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Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale to perform at Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas

July 27 concert at 2 p.m.

 

Vegas’s New Country 102.7 the Coyote presents Lucy Hale of  “Pretty Little Liars” fame for a special acoustic performance at Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas on Sunday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The concert is included with the price of general admission or a season pass, and is part of the water park’s summer event offerings which also include Friday night movies and other special programs.  Radio station listeners also will have a chance to win Meet & Greet passes.

 

Hale is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the hit ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars. While she made her mark early on as an actress, she is eager to share her longtime love for music with her country debut album Road Between in stores now on DMG Nashville. The album’s 11 songs include one written by fellow country singer and Grammy Award-winner Kacey Musgraves. Hale showcases her own songwriting talents on the record’s final track, “Just Another Song.”

 

Wet‘n’Wild is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd., just west of the I-215 and W. Sunset Road exit.

 

For more information about the concert, special events, season passes and admission opportunities, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com or call (702) 979-1600.

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About Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas

One of the world’s most iconic water park brands, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas opened for its second season with expanded hours, a longer operating season, a new slide that opened Memorial Day weekend and other improvements. It is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. For the more daring, the multimillion dollar park features the new Tornado, the world’s premier funnel slide that catapults riders through a swirling 45-foot-wide funnel; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America, and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience enjoy Splash Island, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. With great amenities including shaded areas, private cabanas and misting, Wet‘n’Wild is ideally located off I-215, at Sunset Road and Ft. Apache Road. The park is a partnership between Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the majority owner and overseer of day-to-day operations, and Las Vegas investors through SPB Partners, one of Nevada’s first private equity funds. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.

 

HIP-HOP ARTIST AND ACTOR LUDACRIS TO HOST 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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HIP-HOP ARTIST AND ACTOR LUDACRIS TO HOST
2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDSChrissy Teigen, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps and more join list of presenters

To Air Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8pm ET

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.  The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.Ludacris will take to the Billboard stage while in the midst of filming his role in the highly anticipated Fast & Furious 7.  The musician-turned-actor has received many of the music industry’s top accolades for his work, including Grammy Awards for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for the song “Yeah!” in 2005, “Best Rap Song” for “Money Maker,” and “Best Rap Album” for the album Release Therapy in 2007. He has also received twelve nominations from the BET Awards, winning two: “Viewer’s Choice” for “Yeah!” in 2004 and “Best Collaboration” for “Runaway Love” in 2007. He also earned five No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and 29 top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, he’s earned 18 top 10 singles — the third-most of any hip-hop artist in history after Jay Z (21) and Lil Wayne (19). Ludacris’ upcoming album, “Ludaversal,” is due out this fall.

In addition to his heavily awarded music career, Ludacris is an esteemed actor, having appeared in the acclaimed indie drama Hustle & Flow, the smash hit Fast and the Furious sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6, and the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture Winner, Crash, which earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He has also had a recurring role as “Darius Parker” in the long-running hit television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Newly-revealed stars slated to present alongside Ludacris throughout the evening include Chrissy Teigen, Danica McKeller, Jack Antonoff, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps, Phillip Phillips, Sarah Hyland, Shania Twain and The Bachelorette’s Andy Dorfman.

They join a lineup up of previously announced performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, and Shakira, in addition to a Michael Jackson world premier experience.

The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.

Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram video and tag it with #AskBBMAs. Artists will see the fan questions backstage and respond live with their own 15 second video during the BBMAs on May 18. Answers will appear on the @officialbbmas Instagram account.

Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.  Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

2014 Billboard Music Awards sponsors and partners include Chevrolet, CITI ThankYou, Cumulus, Guggenheim Partners, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Live Nation, Music Choice, Samsung Galaxy and Yahoo.

ludacris1ABOUT LUDACRIS
Multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy Award(r)-winning artist and actor Ludacris has been a mainstay on the Billboard Music Charts since 2000, when he released the hit single “What’s Your Fantasy?” off his debut album Back for the Fantasy. He has since released a string of hits that have included Billboard Hot 100 number ones (“Stand Up,” “Money Maker”) and Top Tens (“Move Bitch,” “Splash Waterfalls,” “Pimpin’ All Over the World,” “Runaway Love”), as well as Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top Tens (“Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” “Rollout [My Business],” “Saturday [Oooh Oooh!],” “Get Back,” “Number One Spot”). Ludacris has also been a reliable featured guest on Top Tens for Missy Elliott (“One Minute Man,” “Gossip Folks”), Mariah Carey (“Loverboy”), LL Cool J (“Fatty Girl”), Chingy (“Holidae In”), Usher (“Yeah!”), Ciara (“Oh”), Jamie Foxx (“Unpredictable”), Fergie (“Glamorous”), and others.

Ludacris is also a dedicated philanthropist, whose passion for giving back to the community inspired him to establish the Ludacris Foundation in 2001, a non-profit organization which seeks to inspire youth through education and memorable experiences and to live their dreams by uplifting families, communities and fostering economic development. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LudaKids.

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are 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 are 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 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES LUCY HALE FOR A VISIT

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES

LUCY HALE FOR A VISIT

LUCY HALE
Lucy Hale performs at the Academy of Country Music in Encino, CA.
Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed singer/actress Lucy Hale to the office earlier this year.  While at the Academy, she performed her current chart-climbing single, “You Sound Good To Me” and signed up for professional ACM membership, as part of the Academy’s complimentary one-year membership offered to support emerging artists.  Hale will release her country debut album, Road Between, June 3 on DMG Nashville/Bigger Picture Group.

Click here to watch a video from Hale’s visit featuring an exclusive interview and clips from her performance.

Nominations for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be announced Wedesday, January 29, 2014

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ERIN ANDREWS, BETH BEHRS, DALLAS DAVIDSON, KEVIN FRAZIER, LUCY HALE, GAYLE KING,
JERROD NIEMANN, NANCY O’DELL, WILLIE & KORIE ROBERTSON, DARIUS RUCKER
AND HOSTS OF CBS’ THE TALK INCLUDING
JULIE CHEN, SARA GILBERT, SHARON OSBOURNE, AISHA TYLER & SHERYL UNDERWOOD
PLUS MORE SURPRISE GUESTS TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®
ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 VIA
www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic AND www.twitter.com/ACMAwards

WHAT:  The third annual ACM digital press conference, hosted by the Academy of Country Music, CBS Television and dick clark productions via ACM social media channels, to announce the nominees for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

WHO: Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson, The Insider co-anchor Kevin Frazier, Singer and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Jerrod Niemann, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Darius Rucker, The Talk hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood and more surprise guests will announce via videos posted in real time to fans and media, simultaneously.

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

7:00 AM PST       Nominations announced via social media followed by a press release posted on www.ACMcountry.com & www.ACMawards.com.

WHERE:
ACM Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic
ACM Twitter Feed:         www.twitter.com/ACMawards
 

SPECIAL VIP GUESTS FROM COAST TO COAST TO ANNOUNCE CATEGORIES VIA VIDEO POSTS