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Ludacris & Ciara Set To Host Billboard Music Awards 2016!

Ludacris and Ciara flash a smile together as they attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Finalists Announcement held at the GMA Studios on (April 11) in New York City.

The 30-year-old singer and the 38-year-old rapper, who have collaborated in the past, are set to host the big ceremony on May 22 at the brand-new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on ABC!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ciara

“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 (via Billboard). “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. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart,” Ciara added. “I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!”

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Billboard Music Awards 2016 Nominations Revealed

The finalist for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards have just been revealed!

Leading the nominations is The Weeknd, who is mentioned a whopping 19 times in 16 different categories.

Justin Bieber could also have a big night, as he is nominated 12 times. Drake and Fetty Wap are nominated 11 times each, and Taylor Swift and Adele are both up for eight awards.

Ludacris and Ciara will host the show live from Las Vegas on May 22.

Click inside for the full list of nominations from the Billboard Music Awards… More Here! »

Kanye West Responds to Billboard Awards Censorship

Kanye West‘s rep has released a statement to respond to the backlash over his bleeped out performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this past weekend.

The 37-year-old appear was censored for nearly half of the “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” performance and it was also difficult to see him due to poor lighting.

VIDEO: Watch Kanye West‘s full performance from the awards show

Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards,” the statement reads (via Billboard). “Non-profane lyrics such as ‘with my leather black jeans on’ were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented.”

“It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against,” the statement continues. “Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.”

Ellen Pompeo Rocks a Jumpsuit at Billboard Awards 2015

Ellen Pompeo hits the stage to present an award at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress was there to support Taylor Swift as she appears in the brand new “Bad Blood” music video alongside a ton of other stars.

Ellen appeared on stage with Taylor to debut the video and then presented the singer one of her eight awards during the night.

Another presenter seen at the show was former Dancing With the Stars contestant Danica McKellar.

Molly Sims celebrated the event from Los Angeles as she hosted the Samsung Home Appliances live viewing party at a rooftop event.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit. Danica is wearing a Shail K dress.

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Molly Ringwald Wants to Be Part of Taylor Swift's BFFs Club! (Video)

Molly Ringwald takes the stage to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 47-year-old actress introduced Simple Minds to sing their hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – but before that, she made an on stage plea to be BFFs with Taylor Swift!

“Now can I be in Taylor’s club?” Molly said during her intro, making reference to her being part of the coolest club thirty years earlier. Later, the two were seen posing for photos and dancing during the performance. It looks like Molly could be the latest Taylor BFF!

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Chris Brown Brings Daughter Royalty to Billboard Music Awards 2015 (Video)

Chris Brown poses with his adorable young daughter Royalty on the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old entertainer showed his daughter just where to look and waved at the cameras!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Brown

That evening, Chris performed on stage with Pitbull. Check out all the photos below!

Also watch a video of Chris making his red carpet entrance at the big show while holding his daughter.


Chris Brown Brings Royalty to Billboard Music Awards

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Ed Sheeran & Tori Kelly Give Acoustic Performances at Billboard Awards 2015! (Video)

Ed Sheeran and Tori Kelly hold their guitars while performing acoustically at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

Ed gave a performance of his new single “Bloodstream” while Tori performed her latest song “Nobody Love,” both to huge applause from the crowd.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ed Sheeran

Ed was nominated for five awards during the night, but unfortunately he didn’t win any of them.

Watch the performances below!

Ed Sheeran – “Bloodstream”

Click inside to watch Tori Kelly’s performance… More Here! »

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