Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj Added to the Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj
AMERICAN IDOL: Nicki Minaj (Photo by Brad Barket/PictureGroup)
American Idol judge Nicki Minaj and former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez have been added to the roster of performers set for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Also now confirmed to perform are Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Ne-Yo, Akon and Icona Pop, joining previously announced artists Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Prince, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves for the star-studded event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19, 2013.
 
Per ABC, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will team up for a “steamy performance.” DJ David Guetta will join Ne-Yo and Akon for a number, while Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran and Icona Pop will all perform individually.
 
The Billboard Music Awards nominees are “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.” Tickets are now available for the event via www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
 
Source: ABC

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