Britney Spears fans will get a very special treat when they tune into 2015 Billboard Music Awards this year. Spears will be returning to the television stage to debut her new single, “Pretty Girls” featuring Iggy Azalea.
The two singers will join an amazingly star-studded lineup of acts, including Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend. This year’s show will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 17 (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
In the past, spears won six Billboard Music Awards, she has also charted six No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. She has sold 33.1 million albums in the United States, according to Nielsen Music.
Spears is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning mega-star, currently killing it in Las Vegas. Over the last decade Spears sold nearly 100 million records worldwide, making her the fourth best-selling female artist ever in America. Speas’ first single “…Baby One More Time,” was her debut international-hit, one that broke sales records with more than 27 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S. Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.
Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been voted “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.” Spears also has been creating fragrances for over ten years, and recently added two new fragrances giving her a total of 15 fragrances available in 87 countries around the world. She launched her sleepwear line, ‘The Intimate Britney Spears Collection’ this year as well.
Iggy Azalea became the first act since The Beatles to chart at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their first two hits. Those songs – “Fancy,” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Azalea — were the first of six top 40 hits for the rapper, who later scored with tracks like “Black Widow” and “Beg for It.” When Azalea’s debut album The New Classic debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, it was the highest-charting rap album by a woman in nearly three years. This year, Iggy is a finalist in 11 categories with 12 entries, competing against herself for Top Rap Song for her hits “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX and “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.