Billboard Music Awards 2016: Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to Perform
Grande will use the platform of the May 22 BBMAs to perform new music from her forthcoming third album, Dangerous Woman. Due out May 20, Dangerous Woman is the follow-up to the pop singer’s No. 1 album My Everything from September 2014 (her debut Yours Truly also topped the Billboard 200 in September 2013).
Meanwhile, Shelton and Stefani are confirmed to deliver their duet "Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” a song they wrote and perform on Shelton's 10th and most recent album release, If I'm Honest. The Voice judges and off-screen lovers warmed up for the BBMAs with a performance of the song live on Monday night's episode of the TV talent quest.
Grande, Shelton and Stefani join a bill of previously-announced performers which includes Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, Fifth Harmony, The Go-Go’s, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Britney Spears and Troye Sivan. Also on the night, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo are confirmed for a collaboration, Celine Dion will be on hand to receive the ICON Award and Madonna will pay tribute to the late, great Prince.
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. The Weeknd is out front as a finalist 19 times in 16 categories.