GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST LUDACRIS MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA TO HOST THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS LIVE on May 23, Monday 7am on RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Entertainment Press Releases Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:49
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The "2016 Billboard Music Awards" will be hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy award winning recording artist Ludacris. He will be joined by first-time host and international recording artist, Ciara. It was also announced that this year's award show will move to the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The award show will be the first-ever broadcast event from the new venue, which officially opened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The "2016 Billboard Music Awards" will broadcast live on MONDAY, MAY 23 at 7am on RTL CBS Entertainment HD (TrueVision 337). This year's show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.

"The Billboard Music Awards is one of best award shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart," said Ciara. "I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!"

"It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the 3rd year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara," said Ludacris. "I'm looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue."

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.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
About Billboard

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee's list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news- generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

About "2016 Billboard Music Awards"

The show will showcase this year's hottest and biggest music stars. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, 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 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The "2016 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Your destination for the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily entertainment. Featuring shows express from the U.S. and U.K. including top-rated dramas Limitless, Scorpion, House of Cards and Elementary; the biggest talent competitions in the world, America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is home to some of the biggest award shows in the world aired 'LIVE,' including The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, American Music Awards, People's Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world's largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme HD. Both channels are widely distributed in the Asia Pacific and are localized in five languages.

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