Miley Cyrus fans should set a reminder to watch the Billboard Music Awards this year. This afternoon dick clark productions and ABC announced that Cyrus will take the stage at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” to perform her highly anticipated new single, “Malibu,” for the first time to a worldwide television audience.
So far Miley Cyrus has 43 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, and is among only 15 women in the chart’s history with at least 40 charted titles. In 2013, she earned her first No. 1: “Wrecking Ball.” On the Billboard 200 albums, Cyrus has tallied five No. 1 albums, most recently with 2013’s “Bangerz.” In total, she has sold nearly 15 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT on ABC.
“Miley Cyrus is and always has been an artist that makes an impact. Her incredible talent and imprint on pop culture are undeniable,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer, “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” “We are thrilled to have her debut ‘Malibu’ at the ‘2017 Billboard Music Awards’ and look forward to a raw and honest performance that will likely surprise many.”
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. 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 18, 2016, through March 16, 2017. 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 success in music.
Cyrus is one of the first acts confirmed for the popular event, but more performances and appearances will most likely be announced as we get closer to the May premiere.