NEW YORK, NY MAY 2, 2013 – The 2013 Billboard Music Awards announces more star-studded acts to their already loaded performers list, but EDM is under represented despite its meteoric rise this year States side. Although more musical acts will be announced in the coming weeks. We’re hoping EDM DJs besides David Guetta will be included to this year’s awards show ceremony. The broadcast, executive produced by Don Mischer, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00–11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and Buffalo David Bitton.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. For the full list of finalists, visit www.billboard.com.
Awards Show Tickets On Sale Now
Billboard Music Awards tickets, priced beginning at $75 for Upper Level and not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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