Those four will perform on their own when the awards hit the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19, but it’s the team-ups that are bound to heat up the night. Nicki Minaj will be joined by fellow Young Money star Lil Wayne (hopefully Weezy’s hospitalization for seizures earlier this week doesn’t keep him from the stage). Meanwhile, David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon are also confirmed to perform together for the show.
Already-announced performers include Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves, as well as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel. It’s not the first time Gomez and Macklemore have performed at the same awards show: Just last month, they both dazzled at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, where they performed in front of Hollywood heavyweights like Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper.
Swift, Fun. and Maroon 5 are the top nominees of the night, with 11 nods each. Other big contenders include Rihanna, who notched 10 nods, Carly Rae Jepsen (nine nominations) and One Direction (eight nods). One Direction will try to snag the Top New Artist prize from Gotye, Jepsen, the Lumineers and Psy.
Prince is also slated to take home the Billboard Icon Award at the festivities.”30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan will host the show, airing at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.