LIVE on Sunday, May 21 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on ABC
Broadcast live on both coasts from the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the program will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, big performances and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have everyone talking. 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, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12-month reporting period ending in March of 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
Music legend Celine Dion will honor the 20th anniversary of “Titanic” with a performance of the Oscar-winning song “My Heart will Go On.” Miley Cyrus will take the stage to perform her highly-anticipated new single “Malibu.” The show also includes superstars Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde and Nicki Minaj, The Chainsmokers, Sam Hunt and Halsey.
Cher, the Oscar-winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher became the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. As part of her appearance, Cher will perform her 1998 single "Believe,"