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[04/11/14 - 02:05 PM]
Performers Announced for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Including Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic
They will all join the previously announced Jason Derulo on the live awards show, airing May 18 on ABC.

[via press release from ABC]

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS INCLUDING LUKE BRYAN, IMAGINE DRAGONS, JOHN LEGEND AND ONEREPUBLIC

CITI THANKYOU(R) CARD EXCLUSIVE PRESALE BEGINS APRIL 12 TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON APRIL 17

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dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, announced today the first group of musical performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Chart toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo, as performers in the live awards show, airing on SUNDAY, MAY 18 on ABC from 8:00-11:00 p.m., ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Luke Bryan is a finalist in 6 categories this year, including Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album, and Top Country Song twice. Once for his hit "Crash My Party," and again for "That's My Kind Of Night." Imagine Dragons tied with Lorde this year, for being a finalist in the most categories with 12. They've been recognized for Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song twice, for "Demons" and "Radioactive." John Legend, who is currently on his sold out tour garnering rave reviews, is having huge success with his current single, "All of Me," which is currently #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his highest selling and charting single to date. Band OneRepublic became finalists in Top Duo/Group and Top Digital Song for "Counting Stars."

Derulo appeared on "Good Morning America" yesterday, to announce his participation as a performer in this year's Billboard Music Awards, and named five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist. The other 35 category finalists were announced via press release yesterday at 9:00 a.m., ET / 6:00 a.m., PT. The full list of finalists can be found at http://www.billboard.com/bbma.

As part of Citi's sponsorship of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Citi(R) ThankYou(R) cardmembers will have access to a ticket presale to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m., PT through Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m., PST at www.citi.com/thankyouevents. Citi cardmembers will be able to exclusively purchase tickets prior to the general public onsale, which begins April 17 at 9:00 a.m. local time on ticketmaster.com. The Citi ThankYou card rewards cardmembers for doing the things they love. In addition to offering cardmembers more points for dining and entertainment purchases, Citi also offers cardmembers exclusive access to events across music, sports, comedy, dining and family entertainment.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are 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 are 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 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician's success. The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

2014 Billboard Music Awards sponsors and partners include Chevrolet and CITI.

For additional information on the "2014 Billboard Music Awards" visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

Branded digital assets include everything from social toolkits to GIFs celebrating this year's Billboard Music Awards top categories and nominees.

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ABOUT BILLBOARD

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT "2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS"

The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year's hottest and biggest music stars. Billboard Music Awards finalists are 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 are 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 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. In 2014, dcp will debut "The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards" on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series "Rising Star" on ABC. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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 4.9 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 CITI(R)

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook:www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi





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