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Host Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Madonna, BTS, Halsey, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Ciara and Panic! at the Disco are among the performers set to take the stage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Additional performers include Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Dan + Shay, Khalid, Lauren Daigle and Jonas Brothers.
Clarkson, a five-time BBMA nominee, will perform her new single during the show, which she’s hosting for the second year in a row.
Panic! at the Disco, a four-time nominee this year, will also take the stage for the first time, as will Daigle, a two-time BBMA winner and three-time nominee this year. Returning performer and BBMA winner Khalid is a six-time nominee this year.
BTS and Halsey will perform together, delivering the worldwide debut of their new song, “Boy With Luv.”
BTS are two-time Billboard Music Awards winners who performed on last year’s show and are nominated in two categories this year. Halsey is a three-time Billboard Music Awards winner who’s up for two awards this year.
Chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey will take the stage for a solo performance of her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Without Me” in addition to her previously announced collaboration with BTS; multi-platinum selling artist Ciara will debut her new single “Thinkin Bout You” for the first time on television; and country superstars and seven-time 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees Dan + Shay will perform with singer/songwriter Tori Kelly.
Carey, this year’s Icon Award recipient, will perform a medley of her greatest hits.
The Jonas Brothers will perform their single “Sucker” in their first televised award show performance in 10 years after recently reuniting.
Madonna and Latin superstar Maluma will take the stage for the world TV premiere performance of their new track “Medellin,” the first single from Madonna’s highly anticipated 14th studio album Madame X, which will be released on June 14.
Madonna last performed on the BBMAs in 2016, with a tribute to Prince, while Maluma will be making his BMMA debut.
Abdul will perform a medley of her biggest record-breaking hits as one of the record four No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles, “Straight Up,” off of her debut album, Forever Your Girl, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Abdul follows past throwback performances from Salt-N-Pepa, Celine Dion, the Go-Go’s and Simple Minds.
Swift is set to open the show with the worldwide premiere performance of her new song “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco. Swift has won 23 Billboard Music awards, the most of any artist, and is nominated for two more awards this year. She last performed on the BBMAs in 2013.
Grande will perform her hit single “7 Rings” from one of her sold-out tour stops, in partnership with T-Mobile.
While Sam Smith and Normani were originally set to perform together, the pair will no longer take the stage as Smith focuses on his recovery and health after suffering from vocal strain.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m.
The Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions — a division of Valence Media, the parent company of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.
April 15, 11:56 a.m. This story has been updated with BTS, Halsey and Mariah Carey performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
April 18, 1:38 p.m. This story has been updated with the Jonas Brothers performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
April 19, 6:58 a.m. This story has been updated with Madonna and Maluma performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
April 23, 9:12 a.m. This story has been updated to add Ciara, Dan + Shay and Tori Kelly to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards performers and to note that Halsey will deliver an additional, solo performance.
April 25, 8:20 a.m. This story has been updated with Paula Abdul performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
April 25, 9:05 a.m. This story has been updated to note that Sam Smith and Normani will no longer perform on the BBMAs.
April 26, 6:42 a.m. This story has been updated with Taylor Swift performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
April 29, 1:39 p.m. This story has been updated with Ariana Grande performing on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
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