Awards

The Weeknd to Perform at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The Weeknd will be performing at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

The announcement on Monday (May 10) kicks off a daily countdown of performers leading up to May 23, when the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Up for awards in 16 categories -- including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 artist -- The Weeknd is the top finalist at this year's show, hosted by Nick Jonas. The "Save Your Tears" singer is only the second artist in history to have three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in three different years from one album -- After Hours.

It was previously revealed that P!nk, who will receive the Icon Award honoring record-breaking artists and their impact on music, will also take the stage for a performance.

The BBMAs celebrate music’s greatest achievements, with finalists determined by performance on the Billboard charts. Finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music -- album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement -- tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year's awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021.

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC; MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard. Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers of the show.

Tune in to the BBMAs on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.