Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single "Climax" from his forthcoming album Looking 4 Myself (out June 12 on RCA Records).
"Climax," which was co-written by Usher, Diplo, Redd Stylez and Ariel Rechtshaid (with strings by Nico Muhly), has topped Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart for the past five consecutive weeks.
The download of Usher's "Climax (Diplo Remix)" is being made available courtesy of the Sony Tablet, a sponsor of this year's BBMAs.
During Sunday night's telecast, Shazam will also enable users to follow along on social media, track artist performances as they happen, and purchase performers' and nominees' music for direct downloads. Periodically throughout the show a Shazam icon will appear on the screen in a similar prompt that allowed users to tag and track artists and download a Madonna song during this year's Super Bowl.
"This Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is another exciting milestone for Shazam and we are thrilled to work with Billboard and ABC on one of their most popular music programs of the year," said David Jones, Shazam's EVP of Marketing in a statement. "This gives music fans a fantastic opportunity to truly have a deeper, more meaningful engagement with the event as well as the artists they love and to share their experience in a live social environment."
The Billboard Music Awards will feature performances by Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, The Wanted, CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado, as well as a special tribute to Whitney Houston with Jordin Sparks, John Legend and her duaghter Bobbi Kristina. The show will be hosted by "Modern Family" co-stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen.
More information on the Shazam app can be found here, which is also available at the iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, AT&T's AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar.