Ludacris & Ciara to Host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

BBMAs_HostWe finally have some information on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

dick clark productions and ABC announced that the show will be hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy award-winning recording artist Ludacris.  He will be joined by first-time host and international recording artist, Ciara.

“It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the 3rd year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” said Ludacris. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.”

It was also announced that this year’s award show will move to the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be the first non-Pay-Per-View live broadcast event from the new venue, which officially opened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

“The Billboard Music Awards is one of best award shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart,” said Ciara. “I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!”

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards finalists will be announced on Monday, April 11 live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories will be exclusively announced live via Billboard Music Award’s Facebook and Periscope, followed by a live stream on ABC News of the remaining categories.

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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.