Madonna to Honor Prince at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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Madonna arrives at "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

The Queen of Pop will pay homage to another member of music royalty, Prince, at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Organizers today announced Madonna's participation in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s BBMAs. The legendary pop singer will pay tribute to her good friend and fellow artist, who unexpectedly passed away April 21 at the age of 57. Details on her tribute to the late music great remain a closely-guarded secret.

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There’s no mystery surrounding the lineup of performers on the night. The likes of Justin BieberCeline DionDNCEFifth HarmonyThe Go-Go’sDemi LovatoShawn MendesPinkBritney Spears and Troye Sivan will take the stage, and a collaboration is confirmed with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. Celine Dion will be on hand to receive the ICON Award. 

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The Weeknd is shaping to have a big BBMAs weekend. The Canadian hitmaker is a finalist 19 times in 16 categories.

This year’s ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 22 from TMobile Arena in Las Vegas. It’ll be hosted by BBMA vet Ludacris and first-time host Ciara and produced by dick clark productions. 

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