Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will

Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air live on Fox television.

As previously reported, John Mellencamp will receive the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement, during the awards ceremony. The Century Award was named after the publication's 100th anniversary in 1994. Mellencamp will become the 10th Century Award honoree, joining George Harrison (1992), Buddy Guy (1993), Billy Joel (1994), Joni Mitchell (1995), Carlos Santana (1996), Chet Atkins (1997), James Taylor (1998), Emmylou Harris (1999), and Randy Newman (2000).

R&B star Sisqo took home six trophies from last year's awards show, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, and show co-hosts 'N Sync netted four each. Sisqo's six-pack included honors for male artist of the year and top new artist, as well as three R&B/hip-hop trophies. The awards are based on the Billboard year-end charts.

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