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[05/16/13 - 07:00 AM]
Star-Studded Line-Up of Artists Performing Live on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The broadcast, produced by Don Mischer Productions, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Sunday on ABC.

[via press release from ABC]

STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP OF ARTISTS TO COLLABORATE FOR SPECTACULAR LIVE PERFORMANCES ON THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, AIRING LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, MAY 19 ON ABC

Billboard Music Awards Playlist Revealed

NEW YORK, NY MAY 16, 2013 - A star-studded line-up of the world's top-selling artists will come together to perform their biggest hits on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. A few of the collaborations to be featured are Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and a special surprise guest, with "Feel This Moment"; Ne-Yo, with David Guetta and Akon on "Play Hard"; Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, on "Live It Up"; Will.I.Am with Justin Bieber on "The Power"; and Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne, on "High School." The broadcast, produced by Don Mischer Productions, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S(R) 4 and Buffalo David Bitton. Cambio, a leading destination for entertainment programming, will serve as the exclusive online partner for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

As announced previously, Prince will be on hand to perform and accept the Billboard Icon Award, which pays tribute to his unique journey and history of accomplishments in the music industry. Titles to be performed by Prince will be revealed during the show. Madonna will also take the stage to accept the Top Touring Artist award, honoring the highest-grossing concert touring act of the year.

The playlist of solo performances and collaborations for this year's Billboard Music Awards includes:

Solo:
Justin Bieber "Take You"
Chris Brown "Fine China"
Selena Gomez "Come And Get It"
Icona Pop "I Love It"
Bruno Mars "Treasure"
Miguel "Adorn"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go Round"
The Band Perry "Better Dig Two"
Prince To be revealed
Ed Sheeran "Lego House"
Taylor Swift "22"

Collaborations:
Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest "Feel This Moment"
David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon "Play Hard"
Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull "Live It Up"
Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber "That Power"
Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne "High School"

Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. For the full list of finalists, visit www.billboard.com.

Billboard Music Awards tickets, priced beginning at $75 for Upper Level and not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

About Billboard

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia.Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, which resides under the newly formed Guggenheim Digital Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events, and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

About Don Mischer Productions

Don Mischer Productions is an internationally recognized leader in large scale event and television production. DMP has produced everything from Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies to Super Bowl Halftime shows to the Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, as well major award show broadcasts including the Oscars and Emmys. The company's principals are award-winning producer and director Don Mischer and producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.

About the MGM Grand Garden Arena

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, Lady Gaga, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game which features the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About The LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to LVCVA.com or LasVegas.com.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Buffalo David Bitton

Buffalo David Bitton(R) is an internationally renowned lifestyle brand. Founded in 1985, Buffalo branded apparel and accessories can be found in more than 3,000 better department and specialty store locations in over 18 countries around the world. Buffalo is committed to its heritage of making the best quality fashion for men, women and children. To stay up to date with the latest news from Buffalo, visit Buffalojeans.com, follow @BuffaloJeans on Twitter and Instagram and become a fan of Buffalo David Bitton(R) on Facebook at facebook.com/buffalojeans.

About Cambio

Cambio is the ultimate entertainment platform super-serving news, video, live events and social media with the biggest stars in TV, movies, music and pop culture. Through original video programming, immersive experiences, and deep social integration, Cambio continues to be a premiere online destination for top brand sponsors and content creatorsto engage and connect with the global millennial audience.

About AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

Quick Take for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC's "Modern Family" Finishes as Wednesday's No. 1 TV Series in Adults 18-49, Becoming the First-Ever Series to Outdeliver Any Finale of "American Idol"

"The Middle" Grows in Adults 18-49 and Ties the "Idol" Finale in Teens

Up in Viewers and Young Adults, "Modern Family" Dominates at 9pm in Adults 18-49

Wednesday's Biggest Gainer, "Nashville" Increases 13% Week to Week

Among Adults 18-49 to Equal its Highest Rating in Nearly 4 Months

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

Wednesday's No. 1 TV show over the finale of "American Idol-WED," ABC's "Modern Family" became the first-ever show to outdeliver any finale of "Idol" in Adults 18-49, leading by a definitive 21% (3.5/10 vs. 2.9/10). In fact on each of its last 7 first-run airings, "Modern" beat or tied "Idol-WED." During primetime, ABC (2.0/6) outpaced CBS by 5% (1.9/6) and NBC by 25% (1.6/5). Each of the Net's Wednesday returning series were up in Adults 18-49.

"The Middle" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

Taking second to the "Idol" finale at 8:00 p.m., ABC's "The Middle" was up 6% over the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 1.8/6). For the 2nd week in a row, the ABC family comedy held the No. 1 position in the half-hour in Teens 12-17 (1.4/6), tying the "Idol" finale.

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Almost tripling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+192%), ABC's "Modern Family" (3.5/10) dominated its half-hour, beating runner-up "Criminal Minds by 40% (2.5/7), Fox's "Idol"-led "So You Think You Can Dance" by 52% (2.3/7) and NBC's "L&O: SVU" by 150% (1.4/4). "Modern Family" was up week to week in viewers (+8% - 9.7 million vs. 9.0 million) and young adults (+6% - 3.5/10 vs. 3.3/9).

"Nashville" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

At 10:00 p.m., the biggest Wednesday gainer, ABC's "Nashville" grew 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.6/4) to equal its highest rating in nearly 4 months - since 1/23/13. In addition, the ABC freshman increased its overall audience for the 2nd week running (+4% - 5.6 million vs. 5.4 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast in 5 weeks - since 4/10/13.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 44% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 05/08/13.





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