2016 Billboard Music Awards: Time, Live Stream, Performers, Nominees

2016 Billboard Music Awards: Time, Live Stream, Performers, Nominees

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards take place this Sunday night (May 22) and it promises to be an exciting event packed with some great musical acts and lots of celebrity appearances.

This is the 24th annual show, and once again Ludacris will be hosting, with Ciara acting as his co-host.

Featuring a line-up of chart toppers, including Britney Spears who will open the show performing a medley of her hits, this year’s awards will be extra special because for the 1st time ever they will air live simultaneously on both coasts.

For those who don’t want to miss a second of the action, we have everything you need to know on when, where and how to watch.

Below, you’ll find out the time, channel, free live stream options, red carpet coverage, a list of performers and the nominees.

Enjoy:

Time & Channel: The awards, which take place at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, air live starting at 8 P.M. EST/ 5 P.M. PST on ABC.

Free Live Streaming: Free live streaming is available on your PC through Watch ABC and on your smartphone or tablet through the Watch ABC app for iOS and Android.

Please note: while live streaming is free, you will need to sign in using a participating cable provider for access.

Red Carpet: Red Carpet coverage will be available on TV and through streaming courtesy of the E! Channel.

E! Live From The Red Carpet airs on the E! Channel from 6-8 P.M. EST/ 4-6 P.m. PST.

The E! Channel will also stream the red carpet live through eonline or using the E! online app for Android and iOS .

Performers: In addition to Britney Spears opening number, there will be lots of cant-miss performances. Among the highlights are:

-Madonna will pay a special tribute to the late/great Prince.

-Justin Bieber will premiere his new song “Company”.

-Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will perform their duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”

-’80s pop group The Go-Go’s will perform to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of their hit “We Got the Beat.”

-The premiere of Adele’s new video: “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

Also scheduled to perform: DNCE, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes,Pink, Ty Dolla Sign, Troye Sivan and Meghan Trainor.

Céline Dion will receive the evening’s lifetime-achievement ICON Award, and Britney Spears will get Millennium Award.

Presenters: Scheduled to appear and present awards are: Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell, Lauren Cohan, Kathryn Hahn,Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.

Nominees: Here is a  list of nominees in the major categories:
Top Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist
Adele
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
Maroon 5
One Direction
Twenty One Pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Silentó
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist
Fall Out Boy
Ellie King
Twenty One Pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Zedd

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Top Soundtrack
Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
Tyrese, Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Top Rap Album
Drake, If You’re Reading This it’s too Late
Drake & Future, What a Time to be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Meek Mills, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Dance/Electronic Album
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace is the Mission
Odesza, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U
Zedd, True Colors

Top 100 Song
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
OMI “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten “Fight Song”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top 100 Song
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd “The Hills”
Drake “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó “Watch Me”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top R&B Song
Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion ft. Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko “Post to Be”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Rap Song
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap “679” ft. Remy Boyz
Silentó “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Top Country Song
Sam Hunt “Break Up in a Small Town”
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett “Die a Happy Man”
Chris Young “I’ve Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song
Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman”
Ellie King “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance”
X Ambassadors “Renegades”

Top Latin Song
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias ” El Perdon”
Maluma “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack “Hey Mamma”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

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