ABC/Bob D’Amico; Image Group LA/ABCActor and rapper Ludacris will be back as host of the Billboard Music Awards this year, marking his third time as the show’s emcee. He’ll have help this year, too, courtesy of R&B singer 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,” Luda says in a statement. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.”
Ludacris and Ciara will announce the finalists in six categories for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards this Monday morning, April 11, on ABC’s Good Morning America, with the remainder revealed online right after that. The winners will be announced during the ceremony Sunday, May 22 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET, broadcast live on ABC from the brand-new T Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
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