Ludacris to host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

The rapper-actor will host the awards show, airing live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, dick clark productions announced Wednesday.

Jennifer Lopez

This July 26, 2013 file photo shows singer and actress Jennifer Lopez at the “Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez” flagship store grand opening in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde and Carrie Underwood will perform. The show begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders, competing in 12 categories. Imagine Dragons will battle Cyrus, Perry, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, who is nominated for 11 awards, for top artist.

Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” will compete against efforts from Beyonce, Eminem, Drake and Luke Bryan for top Billboard 200 album.

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Online:

http://www.billboard.com/bbma

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