Madonna and Maluma will deliver the worldwide television debut performance of their new collab track “Medellin” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The pair of superstars will hit the stage during the BBMAs live ceremony, which is being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. NBC and Dick Clark productions announced their performance today (April 19).
Madonna and Maluma will join previously-announced collab performances from BTS and Halsey, and Sam Smith and Normani. Other 2019 BBMAs performers include Jonas Brothers, Panic! At The Disco, Khalid, Lauren Daigle and Kelly Clarkson, who also returns to host the BBMAs this year.
Madonna is a four-time Billboard Music Award winner and music legend. Her 2019 BBMAs performance marks her first award show performance in over four years. She delivered a stunning musical tribute to Prince during her last BBMAs performance in 2016.
“Medellin” is the first track from the reigning Queen of Pop’s upcoming 14th studio album Madame X, which is slated for release on June 14.
Madonna was notably named “the most successful solo artist in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.” Furthermore, she maintains her lead as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time on Billboard Boxscore. To date, her tours have amassed over $1.3 billion worldwide.
Meanwhile, Latin superstar Maluma has earned 12 No. 1 songs on the Latin Airplay chart, among many other impressive chart accolades. Their BBMAs duet occurs as Mariah Carey receives the 2019 Icon Award and performs a medley of her biggest hits.
Tickets to see the 2019 Billboard Music Awards live and in person are currently on sale at AXS.
The 2019 BBMAs will also air in a live television broadcast on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.