International entertainment superstar Jennifer Lopez announced today she will be joining the star-studded 2018 Billboard Music Awards performer lineup. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient dropped the news during her guest spot this morning on “The Today Show,” during which she also discussed the impending return of her hit reality TV show, “World of Dance,” for its second season. She also teased a hot BBMAs performance with fire emojis on Twitter (See her post below).
Kelly Clarkson is slated to host the main event which will take place on Sunday, May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony will broadcast live on television at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Lopez is a multi-talented creative tour de force, as a singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and producer. Her accolades include two Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe Award nomination, 10 Billboard Latin Music Award wins, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Billboard Music ICON Award win and many more. She’ll take a break from her acclaimed Las Vegas residency to join previously announced 2018 BBMAs duet performers Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and more. Ariana Grande will open the show and Janet Jackson will make her first television performance in nine years as she delivers a medley of her greatest hits and receives the 2018 ICON Award.
JLO debuted a hot Skrillex collaboration titled “Us” at her sensational pre-Super Bowl show earlier this year (Watch her performance above). To date, she has sold over 75 million records worldwide. Tickets to see the 2018 Billboard Music Awards can be purchased from AXS by clicking here. Stay tuned to AXS for more Billboard Music Awards news and updates.