INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR JENNIFER LOPEZ TO RECEIVE ICON AWARD AT 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Global Superstar Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez To Debut FIFA World Cup Anthem
"We Are One (Ole Ola)"
Airing Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8pm ET
dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that international music superstar Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award and the ultimate honor. Jennifer is the 4th artist and the first woman, in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music. Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.
"Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation," said Larry Klein producer of the Billboard Music Awards. "We are thrilled to honor her historic career with the 2014 Icon Award and will be on the edge of our seats like everyone else when she takes the stage."
Lopez will also take the stage with one of the night's finalists, Pitbull (Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song), to debut the official anthem of this year's FIFA World Cup, "We Are One (Ole Ola)." Closing her performance, Lopez will have another debut performance of her single, "First Love," off her 10th album entitled "AKA", which is set for release on June 17.
They join a lineup up of previously announced performers that include 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.
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ABOUT JENNIFER LOPEZ
Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, and entertainer who has established herself in both music and film. She is a successful recording and touring artist with record sales in excess of $75 million and a cumulative box office gross of over $2 billion. Lopez is one of the most influential female artists in history. As an artist, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, Jennifer Lopez has been named Forbes magazine's most powerful celebrity and People Magazine's first Most Beautiful Woman in the world. Jennifer Lopez is a global icon and the ultimate triple threat.
Armando Christian Perez aka PITBULL, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world. Pitbull's latest album, Global Warming: Meltdown features the massive hit singles "Feel This Moment" with Christina Aguilera, "Don't Stop The Party," "Back In Time" from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, and his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Timber" featuring Ke$ha. Pitbull's world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. This year he was also selected along with Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)" at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Armando is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur with his own line of premium, light vodkas, Voli, a partnership with Sheets, the dissolvable energy strip, as well as premier fragrances for men and women simply titled Pitbull. These ventures along with major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Bud Light, Dr Pepper, Kodak, and Dodge, plus a television production deal announced with Endemol North America, and a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises that was unveiled in the music video for his new global smash hit "Wild Wild Love" featuring G.R.L. clearly define Pitbull as Mr. Worldwide.
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 8:00 p.m., 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, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco 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.