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Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that pop superstar Meghan Trainor will perform her new smash hit “NO” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much discussed pop-culture moments. Trainor joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will pay tribute to Prince.
Grammy-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor has just released her highly anticipated new album, “Thank You,” (Epic Records). “Thank You” is the follow up to her platinum debut “Title,” which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was one of seven albums to sell a million copies in 2015. The lead single from “Thank You” is fiery, feisty kiss-off anthem “NO,” which is already a platinum-selling hit, reaching #1 on the iTunes singles chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trainor’s new single, “Me Too,” impacts radio on May 16. Meghan teamed up with producer Ricky Reed for the track who, along with Meghan, serves as the album’s co-executive producer. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015, through March 17, 2016, and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015, through April 2, 2016. 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.