If you can stay awake until 2:00 in the morning on Monday the 20th of May, you will be able to catch the 2013 Billboard Awards live on Channel O. If not, don’t stress, a repeat will be shown at 20:30 on the same day.
It will be well worth your time as the show will be filled with star-studded performances from the following nominees: Lil’ Wayne, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and Icona Pop.
Leading nominees in this global music awards ceremony are Taylor Swift, fun and Maroon 5 with nominations in 11 categories as well as for the coveted title of Top Artist of the year.
We are happy to report that RiRi is not far behind with 10 category nominations as well as being in contention for Top Artist of the year.
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has been added as a category which opens the door for names such as David Guetta, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia to stand in line for a Top EDM Album prize this year.
Bieber, Swift and Mars will be competing for the Milestone Award, a new category which is a fan-driven award presented by Cee Lo Green.
The Billboard Awards are based on fan interactions such as 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.