Billboard Music Awards: Buy Tickets 3/24
Billboard Music Awards: Buy Tickets 3/24

Tickets for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, being held May 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will go on sale Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. PDT. Fans eager to watch the performance-packed event can buy tickets via Ticketmaster.

• Photo Highlights: 2011 BBMAs

Battle of the Bands 2012

The BBMAs will air live on ABC in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and are being co-executive produced by Richard Beckman and Don Mischer.

The telecast will include a performance by the winner of Billboard's annual Battle of the Bands gig. Voting in the contest gives you a chance to win a trip to Vegas to attend the show.

Eminem and Justin Bieber duked it out at last year's show, each taking home six official awards during a star-studded telecast that resulted in a ratings win for ABC. The ceremony featured performances from Rihanna, Keith Urban, Cee Lo Green, Lady Antebellum, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige with Lil Wayne, and Beyonce, among others.

The awards will reflect Billboard's chart rankings based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, 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 will be based on the reporting period of March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012. Top artists will be recognized in a variety of genres, including R&B, Rap, Pop, Country, Rock, Latin and Alternative.

Stay tuned for announcements on performers, presenters and more for the May 20 airing of the Billboard Music Awards!