The 2016 Billboard Music Awards may be more than a month away but the star-studded event has already landed not one but two A-list hosts.
Ciara and Ludacris have been tapped to co-host the annual affair, honoring chart-topping acts. “It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend, Ciara,” Ludacris said 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!”
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Although Billboard Music Awards finalists have yet to be announced, if the show is anything like last year’s show, we’re sure to spot some of the music industry’s biggest names. During the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris were all present and accounted for.
Coveted awards include the Best Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Billboard 200 Artist, all which went to the “Out of the Woods” singer, last year. Meanwhile, Top Male Artist went to Brit Sam Smith and Justin Bieber was named the Top Social Artist.
Of course, Ludacris isn’t exactly a stranger to hosting the Billboard Music Awards. Just last year the Fast and Furious franchise star shared the stage with supermodel Chrissy Teigen.
Be sure to catch the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime, show the “Ride” recording artists some congratulatory love in the comment section below.