The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are scheduled to be aired live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The awards will be hosted by Tracy Morgan - really?! I am a huge Morgan fan, but they are giving him a live mic on network television and letting him talk? Awesome, I am tuning in.
Morgan will not be going it alone in Las Vegas, however. ABC announced more artists that will be performing live at the event, including the Grammy Award-winning Christina Aguilera and rapper Pitbull, who will be performing their song "Feel This Moment." Other performers announced include Selena Gomez, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and country acts Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry.
These performers will be joining previously announced artists Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Miguel and Anne Frank's favorite, Justin Bieber.
In news worthy of its own paragraph, Prince will also be performing, as well as accepting the Billboard Icon Award for everything he has accomplished during his storied career.
I am not a huge fan of awards show, as the only one I actively try to catch each year are the Oscars (and then, inevitably, I feel irritated that I have wasted time watching them. It is a vicious cycle). Tracy Morgan and a live mic, however, and I am ALL IN.