The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on May 1

By Rachel DeSantis
April 23, 2019 11:00 AM
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This year’s Billboard Music Awards are amping up the star power.

Halsey, Dan + Shay, Ciara and Tori Kelly have been added to the already star-studded lineup of performers at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on NBC May 1.

Halsey, who is nominated for two awards, is set to sing “Without Me,” the 24-year-old star’s first solo No. 1 hit.

That song will come in addition to the star’s previously announced performance of “Boy with Luv,” her collaboration with K-pop superstars BTS.

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Meanwhile, Ciara will debut her new single “Thinkin Bout You” for the first time on television, while country stars Dan + Shay will sing with Tori Kelly.

The duo behind hits like “Tequila” and “Speechless” is up for seven awards, while Kelly scored three nods.

The Kelly Clarkson-hosted ceremony will also see performances from stars like Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma, Clarkson, Lauren Daigle and Mariah Carey, who is on hand to receive the 2019 ICON Award.

Drake, Cardi B, Post Malone
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Cardi B is the most-nominated artist of the night, with a whopping 21 nods, while Drake and Post Malone trail with 17 nominations apiece.

Other artists with more than one nomination include Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and the late rapper XXXTentacion.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.