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Superstar Mariah Carey to Perform at 2015 Billboard Awards

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Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that 14-time Billboard Music Award winner and global superstar Mariah Carey will perform on this year’s award show. She joins previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Van Halen, along with special duet performances by ‘Empire’ recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Little Big Town and Faith Hill, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM?11:00 PM ET.

Fun performer fact:
· Not only does Mariah Carey boast the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s ? 18 ? of any solo artist in the chart’s 56-year history, she also has the longest-running No. 1 single in Hot 100 history, “One Sweet Day” (16 weeks at No. 1!). In addition, she’s earned 17 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (six of which reached No. 1), 17 No. 1 Dance Club Songs and 10 No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The best-selling female album artist, according to Nielsen Music, Mariah Carey has scored 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits. Epic Records and Carey have compiled those hits and new single ‘Infinity,’ into Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, arriving in stores May 18th. For the first time ever, one career-spanning chronological collection will gather all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Included as the final track on the collection is Mariah’s breathtaking new single, “Infinity” (co-written and produced by Carey). Carey’s headlining residency in Las Vegas, ?MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY,? will kick-off on May 6th. For the first time ever, Carey will perform all 18 of her No. 1 hits in one production, designed exclusively for the Colosseum, at Caesars Palace.

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 March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. 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.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

Fan voting for the 2015 Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung will continue through the first hour of the awards show, ending at 9pm ET. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor go to BillboardMusicAwards.com/vote or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year.

For additional information on the ?2015 Billboard Music Awards? visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma. The ?2015 Billboard Music Awards? is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
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Cheat Tweet: Global superstar, @MariahCarey, to perform at the @OfficialBBMAs. Watch her 5/17 at 8PM on ABC: bit.ly/MariahBBMAs #BBMAs

ABOUT MARIAH CAREY
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/song-writer/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few, with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

Mariah’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entrée into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Mariah went on to appear in Daniels’ stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013).

A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Go to:www.mariahcarey.com

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world?s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry?s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT ‘2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’
The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year?s hottest and biggest music stars. 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 March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” ?Hollywood Film Awards? and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; ?World?s Funniest Fails? from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as ?Boom!? (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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