Musicians Ludacris and Ciara To Host 2016 Billboard Music Awards

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
April 8, 2016 Updated: April 8, 2016

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Ludacris is yet again hosting the Billboard Music Awards—this time he has a sidekick in singer Ciara.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will take place live at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22. The ceremony will air on ABC at 8 p.m.

It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year.
— Ludacris

“It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” said the rapper in a statement. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.” 

Ciara added: “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. I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!”

The duo have worked together before, collaborating on music including Ciara’s songs “Oh” and “Ride.”

The news was announced on April 8, while the full list of nominees for the Billboard Music Awards will be announced on April 11 on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Past winners have included Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna for categories such as Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist and Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist.

Tune in May 22 at 8 p.m.