Abdul is a multi-talented singer, dancer, and choreographer. Per Billboard, the California native artist will take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas during a “Throwback” moment of the live ceremony, performing a medley of some of her biggest hits. The festivities take place on Wednesday, May 1 and the show will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
BBMAs host Kelly Clarkson shares a special connection with Abdul, as she was one of the original “American Idol” judges who helped launch Clarkson’s meteoric rise to fame. It'll be fun to see them together on one of music’s biggest nights.
Paula Abdul blasted onto the music scene in 1988 with the massive success of her Billboard 200 No. 1 debut album Forever Your Girl. A stream of hit singles followed, enabling Abdul to become the first female artist to ever score four Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers from a debut album.
Furthermore, her signature hit single “Straight Up” hits a milestone 30th anniversary this year. Other indelible tracks include the title track, “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted,” and more.
Abdul joins a list of previous BBMAs throwback performers including Celine Dion’s 20th anniversary performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” in 2017, The Go Gos performing “We Got the Beat” on its 35th anniversary in 2016 and more.
Some of the hottest artists in music fill the 2019 Billboard Music Awards performer roster. Previously-announced performers include a medley from Mariah Carey as she receives the 2019 ICON Award, Jonas Brothers, Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly, Madonna and Maluma, BTS and Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle and many more.
The Billboard Music Awards delivers a spectacular array of live solo performances and sizzling collaborations each year. While the live broadcast makes for an exciting night of television, there’s nothing quite like watching all the magical, memorable moments unfold live and in person.
To attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on May 1 grab tickets at AXS.