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Vh1 to air The Billboard Music Awards 2016 on 23 May

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MUMBAI: Vh1 is all set to bring its viewers the Billboard Music Awards 2016 on 23 May at 6:30 am with a repeat at 9 pm. The channel will air the function straight from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Commenting on the initiative, Viacom18 EVP and head English and youth entertainment Ferzad Palia said, “In the past, we have received an incredible response for the live telecast of the Golden Globe Awards and the Grammys. The telecast of Billboards is our endeavor to further our promise of showcasing the best in English Entertainment. Award shows have a huge impact on the music industry as it witnesses the union of numerous talented musicians from across the globe. We, at Vh1, are thrilled to telecast the grand celebration of music to our audience in India”

The 2016 Billboard Awards will see the always eccentric actor and singer Ludacris along with the gorgeous supermodel and singer Ciara as hosts of the show. Top nominees for the show include The Weeknd with a whopping 19 nominations across 16 categories, followed by Justin Bieber with 12 nominations across 11 categories. Drake and Fetty Wap are both nominated 11 times, in 10 categories. Singing sensations Taylor Swift and Adele are competing with each other with 8 nominations each.

The Joe Jonas-led band, Mendes is set to join performers P!nk and The Go-Go's, together to celebrate the35th anniversary of "We Got the Beat" – A Go-Go’s classic hit.

One of the highlights of the event is P!nk gearing up to make the World Television Debut of Just Like Fire, her new single from Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Alongside the glamorous and popular faces, a number of fresh talents such as DNCE and Shawn Mendes will also be seen performing at the glorious award ceremony.

The Annual Billboard Music Awards is a part of an extravagant award show line-up aired on Vh1 which includes Golden Globe Awards, The American Music Awards, The Annual Grammy Awards, Video Music Awards and Europe Music Awards.   

The complete list of nominees for the Billboard Music Award can be browsed at:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/7326512/billboard-music-awards-2016-nominations

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