Chris Brown to Perform at the '2012 Billboard Music Awards'

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May 14th, 2012

via press release:

Singer, songwriter Chris Brown will take the stage with an incredible performance at the “2012 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 20 (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

A mainstay at the top of charts, Brown is up for four Billboard Music Awards, including Top Male Artist. Earlier this year he won his first-ever Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for 2011’s “F.A.M.E.” The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, his first No. 1 album, and spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles. Brown’s eagerly anticipated new album, “Fortune,” is due out on July 3 and features his current hit single, “Turn Up the Music.” Capturing the song’s sonic energy, the 23-year-old entertainer made his directorial debut for the electrifying video which was co-directed by Godfrey Tabarez and viewed over 8 million times the week it premiered.


Finalists for the “2012 Billboard Music Awards” are based on key fan interactions with music, including album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and many of the other most popular online destinations for music. The awards will be based on the reporting period of February 28, 2011 through March 1, 2012.


The “2012 Billboard Music Awards” is co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO Prometheus Global Media and Don Mischer Productions. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.


Visit for a complete list of finalists and to apply for media credentials. Music fans can also follow news about the show or related events on Twitter at or Facebook at


The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, Lady Gaga, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, annual Billboard Music Awards and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game which features the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche.


Tickets prices begin at $57.75 for Upper Level, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

  • Jason

    Can I just be the first to say… :|

  • TV Gord

    An amazing dancer, a run-of-the-mill singer, a horrible human. Not the first of any of those things to be honored by Billboard. And the beat goes on.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t the winners of the Billboard #1 awards are the songs/albums that topped the charts for 2011?

    If so…that would mean that all the winners have been pre-determined and there will be no surprises? Just like The People’s Choice Awards. So, the artists who DIDN’T win don’t really have to show up??

    Inquiring minds wants to know.

  • TV Gord

    That’s correct, Ralph. It’s one of those fake awards shows. ;-)

  • therock

    great role model for today’s youths

  • nikkiwhat

    Give the kid a break. He was a teenager when he fought his girlfriend. We all make mistakes, just not under theye of the media and stress of supporting our families be fore we can legally buy a drink.

  • Lane

    The only reason he is getting these gigs is because people can’t stand women beaters so they talk about it and it creates buzz for the show. But seriously I hate Chris Brown

  • Blaise

    Can’t people forgive him for the past?! Most victims of abuse become abusers themselves, but I believe Chris Brown learnt his lesson. The media’s been grilling him about it in every article written of him.

    The only thing that should matter now is his performance. His dance moves and vocals surpasses Rihanna’s.

  • David

    He is getting the gigs because he still makes songs that are hits on the charts, sells out stadiums, and sells a lot of records. You don’t have to like him, but don’t be delusional about the fact that he is still extremely popular.

  • Lane

    There’s better singer/dancers out there than Chris Brown. Take Bruno Mars for instance. Why isn’t he on every thing performing? Because he didn’t beat up a defenseless women so inturn he won’t create much buzz. Chris Brown never leaned from his lesson he starts breaking stuff everytime someone mentions the situation. I wish people would stop defending him

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