The list of artists performing at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20th has just increased by four. Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Usher, and Nelly Furtado will be taking the stage at the musical event to be held at the MGm Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Finalists for the Billboard Music Awards are, according to ABC, determined “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.”
Clarkson was first introduced to the world’s stage 10 years ago on American Idol and since has released five studio albums, selling over 21 million albums worldwide. Clarkson’s won two Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
Two-time Grammy winner Linkin Park has sold over 50 million albums and has had four albums make it to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The group’s also won five American Music Awards, four MTV Video Awards, and six MTV Europe Music Awards.
Nelly Furtado’s fifth album, The Spirit Indestructible, will drop on June 19, 2012. Furtado has sold more than 16 million albums and won a Grammy Award, a BRIT Award, a Latin Grammy Award, World Music Award and 10 Juno awards.
Seven-time Grammy winner Usher is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on Looking for Myself. He’s sold over 43 million albums worldwide and was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.