Star-Studded Lineup of Artists to Collaborate for 'The 2013 Billboard Music Awards'

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May 16th, 2013


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Billboard Music Awards Playlist Revealed


A star-studded lineup of the world’s top-selling artists will come together to perform their biggest hits on “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards.” A few of the collaborations to be featured are Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and a special surprise guest, with “Feel This Moment”; Ne-Yo, with David Guetta and Akon on “Play Hard”; Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez on “Live It Up”; Will.I.Am with Justin Bieber on “The Power”; and Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne on “High School.” The broadcast, executive-produced by Don Mischer, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and Buffalo David Bitton. Cambio, a leading destination for entertainment programming, will serve as the exclusive online partner for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.


As announced previously, Prince will be on hand to perform and accept the Billboard Icon Award, which pays tribute to his unique journey and history of accomplishments in the music industry. Titles to be performed by Prince will be revealed during the show. Madonna will also take the stage to accept the Top Touring Artist award, honoring the highest-grossing concert touring act of the year.


The playlist of solo performances and collaborations for this year’s Billboard Music Awards includes:



Justin Bieber   “Take You”

Chris Brown    “Fine China”

Selena Gomez            “Come and Get It”

Icona Pop       “I Love It”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis    “Thrift Shop”

Bruno Mars     “Treasure”

Miguel            “Adorn”

Kacey Musgraves       “Merry Go Round”

The Band Perry           “Better Dig Two”

Prince To be revealed

Ed Sheeran     “Lego House”

Taylor Swift     “22”



Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest      “Feel This Moment”

David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon            “Play Hard”

Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull        “Live It Up”

Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber       “That Power”

Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne        “High School”


Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013.  For the full list of finalists, visit

  • Chuck_T

    Will we at some point be able to predict how the last episode of ‘The Office’ will do in the ratings?

  • psychic

    Justin Bieber? Chris Brown? Taylor Swift?

    Star-studded, yes. “Artists”? No.

  • Tony JJ

    And a poll for the season finale of scandal that most likely will hit a series high?

  • Ashley Crawford

    Well,I am looking forward to seeing the two real stars who were mentioned Madonna and Prince but they are not merely stars they are legends.

  • AppleStinx

    Prince’s is a number formerly known as a song.

  • Farris Flagg

    The Main Attraction Will Be Prince!!!!! He’s Going To Tear It Up!!!!!!

  • Mike

    Is there an award show Taylor Swift won’t attend or perform? So sick of her popping up everywhere.

  • Josh Emerson

    Why so many old songs? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis should be doing “Can’t Hold Us” and The Band Perry should do “Done.”

  • TV Viewer

    Since ABC is airing an awards show on Sunday night, I wonder if the other networks will air repeat episodes while this is on?

    ABC is frequently critized for airing original episodes of their programs while other networks have a special event on at the same time, such as the Grammy Awards on CBS. When those ABC shows have low ratings the complaint is frequently made that ABC should not have aired an original program while a big special was airing on another network.

    So are CBS, Fox, or NBC planning on airing any original episodes of their shows while this ABC special is on or are the other networks just airing repeat shows on Sunday, May 19?

  • JTD

    I’d rather hear Macklemore perform ‘Can’t Hold Us’ instead of ‘Thrift Shop.’

  • Mike

    Ed Sheeran will be the best live performance of the night no doubt

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