Well, this is awesome.
Empire stars Jussie Smollett (Jamal) and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem) will team up with Estelle to perform a medley of the Fox hip-hop drama’s hits, “Conqueror” and “You’re So Beautiful,” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Smollett and Estelle performed “Conqueror” on one memorable Empire episode, while “You’re So Beautiful” — Terrence Howard’s character’s signature song — has been performed numerous times on the show.
“There’s no way I could possibly love music more than I already do. The Billboard Music Awards has been the epitome of celebrating some of the best of the best in music,” Smollett said. “To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor.”
“I’m still living in a dream — the success of Empire and now getting the honor to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. It’s truly a blessing,” Yazz said.
“My hope is that ‘Conqueror’ will continue to inspire people as much as possible. It’s such a powerful message! I cannot wait to perform it at the Billboard Music Awards with Jussie!” said Estelle.
The Empire brothers and Estelle aren’t the only big names performing at the May 17 show. It was recently revealed that Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea will perform their collabo “Pretty Girls,” and many more incredible artists are playing the BBMAs: Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Meghan Trainor.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17. You can watch the BBMAs on ABC starting at 8 pm ET.