Put it on the calendar, folks.
Ciara and Ludacris have been deemed the hosts of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. “It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” Ludacris said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.”
“The Billboard Music Awards is one of best awards shows to honor chart success,” added Ciara. “My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart. I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!”
Billboard Music Award nominees across six categories will be announced on Monday, Apr. 11. More categories will then be announced on Billboard’s Facebook and Periscope accounts, followed by a final live stream on ABC. Finalists are selected based on “key fan interactions with music”, including album and digital song sales, streaming, and more.
The show will go live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST on May 22.