14-time Billboard Music Award winner and global superstar Mariah Carey will perform on this year’s award show. She joins previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Van Halen, along with special duet performances by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Little Big Town and Faith Hill, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. 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, on ABC from 8:00–11:00 p.m., ET.
Fun performer fact:
• Not only does Mariah Carey boast the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1’s – 18 – of any solo artist in the chart's 56-year history, she also has the longest-running No. 1 single in Hot 100 history, “One Sweet Day” (16 weeks at No. 1!). In addition, she's earned 17 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (six of which reached No. 1), 17 No. 1 Dance Club Songs and 10 No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The best-selling female album artist, according to Nielsen Music, Mariah Carey has scored 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits. Epic Records and Carey have compiled those hits and new single, “Infinity,” into Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, arriving in stores May 18. For the first time ever, one career-spanning chronological collection will gather all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Included as the final track on the collection is Mariah's breathtaking new single, “Infinity” (co-written and produced by Carey). Carey’s headlining residency in Las Vegas, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY,” will kick-off on May 6. For the first time ever, Carey will perform all 18 of her No. 1 hits in one production, designed exclusively for the Colosseum, at Caesars Palace.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.
Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.
Fan voting for the 2015 Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung will continue through the first hour of the awards show, ending at 9:00 p.m., ET. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor go to BillboardMusicAwards.com/vote or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year.
For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.