Two more performers have been added to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The awards show, along with dick clark productions, announced today that Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have been added to the lineup.
It was also confirmed that Tove Lo will join Jonas to perform “Close,” the first single off his eagerly anticipated sophomore album due out in June. Demi Lovato will perform her hit song “Cool for the Summer.”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00 p.m. EDT/ 5:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show will showcase hosts Ludacris and Ciara, and performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes and P!nk.
Nick Jonas launched his solo music career with a self-titled debut album, “Nick Jonas,” released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the triple-platinum smash single and No. 1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous,” which he co-wrote, the double platinum single, “Chains” and the hit single “Levels.” In 2015, in partnership with Island Records, Demi Lovato, and long-time manager Phil McIntyre, he launched the artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records.
In March 2016, Jonas announced that his upcoming album, “Last Year Was Complicated,” will be released on June 10. The first single off the album, “Close” featuring Tove Lo, was released in March. His co-writing credits on the album include “Chainsaw,” “Unhinged,” “The Difference,” “Champagne Problems,” and “Bacon.” He is set to kick off his 40-city North American “Future Now: The Tour” with Demi Lovato on June 24 in Sunrise, Florida.
Swedish singer and songwriter, Tove Lo, set the universe on fire in 2014, when her first worldwide single, “Habits (Stay High)” impacted charts in the U.S., and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 List and eventually passed 1 billion streams by late 2015. “Talking Body,” Tove’s follow-up single mirrored the global success of its predecessor, earning RIAA double-platinum status. The singles are featured on her critically hailed and platinum-selling debut album, “Queen of the Clouds,” which entered the iTunes Alternative Albums chart at No. 1.
Demi Lovato released her fifth studio album titled “CONFIDENT” on October 16. Her debut smash single from the album, “Cool for the Summer” trended worldwide and hit No. 1 on iTunes in 35 countries upon launch. In partnership with Island Records, Nick Jonas, and long-time manager, Phil McIntyre, Lovato helped launch her own artist-centric record label, Safehouse Records.
Her previous album, “DEMI,” hit No. 1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and produced platinum singles, “Heart Attack”, “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care.” To celebrate the success of “DEMI,” Lovato performed on stages all over the world when she embarked on two sold-out headlining tours (“‘Neon Lights Tour’” and “Demi World Tour”), as well as countless national TV shows including “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Ellen” and more. This summer, Lovato will combine forces with Nick Jonas for the highly anticipated “Future Now: The Tour” visiting over 40 cities in North America.
In addition to her musical accomplishments, the business woman and entrepreneur released her New York Times best-seller, “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year” and launched her very own skin-care line, DEVONNE by Demi.
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 tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016, and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.