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Kanye West Performance to Close Billboard Music Awards


James Devaney/GC ImagesAdding yet another A-list star to an already-star-studded list of performers, Kanye West will perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time.

He’ll close the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday on ABC from Las Vegas. Presumably, he’ll perform at least one song from his upcoming album, Swish.

Last Thursday, it was announced the premiere of Taylor Swift‘s new all-star video for her song “Bad Blood” will open the Billboard Music Awards.  Other previously-announced performers on the broadcast include Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Hozier, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Van Halen, and Empire stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle.

Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern.

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