Billboard Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons to Perform

Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons
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The first round of performers for this year's Billboard Music Awards has been announced and it's a star-studded selection of recent chart-toppers. Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic have all been confirmed, joining previously announced performer Jason Derulo in the lineup.

The BBMAs will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Citi cardmembers will have exclusive access to tickets beginning April 12. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 17.

Imagine Dragons tied Lorde for landing in the most categories this year with 12. The rock band is a finalist for Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song twice, for “Demons” and “Radioactive.”

Luke Bryan is a finalist in six categories this year, more than any other country act. His nominations include Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song twice. 

John Legend is up for the fan-voted Milestone Award. His hit single “All of Me” is currently No. 2 on the Hot 100 and marks his highest selling and charting single to date.

OneRepublic and recent Billboard cover star Ryan Tedder are finalists in Top Duo/Group and in Top Digital Song for their hit “Counting Stars.”

Fellow performer Jason Derulo appeared on Good Morning America yesterday  to announce his performance, as well as the first round of finalists. The full list of finalists can be viewed here.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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