Justin Bieber to perform live at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Justin Bieber will perform at this year’s event. Bieber will perform a medley of his new single “Company” and “Sorry,” to delight of his millions of fans around the world.
ABC will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT). This is also the first time in Billboard Music Awards history that viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast.
This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments. Bieber joins previously announced performers DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes and P!nk, who will debut her new single “Just Like Fire” from Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Bieber’s latest album was called “Purpose,” it dropped on November 13, 2015. “Purpose,” opened at No. 1 in over 100 countries around the world, and has gone on to sell over 7 million copies globally in just five months.
“Purpose,” also reached new global streaming records and has yielded three consecutive No. 1 singles in the U.S. – those were “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself.” In late 2015, those three tracks landed at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 on the U.K. singles chart, surpassing a record previously held by The Beatles.
Just this past February, Justin won his first Grammy for ‘Best Dance Song; for the “Purpose,” track “Where Are You Now.” Justin Bieber was also recently named the first artist to reach 10 billion views on VEVO. In 2014, Justin was ranked by Twitter as the No. 1 most tweeted about musical artist of the year. He has released five No. 1 albums to date and has starred in two films, “Never Say Never” (2011) and “Believe” (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist GRAMMY. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single “Baby” as the best-selling digital song of all time with over 9.3 million copies sold.
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. T
he awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015, through March 17, 2016, and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015, through April 2, 2016.
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will live stream in the WATCH ABC app for verified viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia. Once aired, the full show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC.