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Ludacris to Host, Shakira Added to Lineup of 2014 “Billboard” Music Awards


ABC/Dick Clark ProductionsLudacris and Shakira are the latest stars to join the lineup of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

The rapper, who also acts under his birth name, Chris Bridges, will host the festivities.  He’s currently filming his role in Fast & Furious 7. As for Shakira, she’ll join a list of performers that already includes, among others, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, John Legend, Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, OneRepublic, Ricky Martin and, via satellite, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.  Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the leading nominees, with 12 apiece.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air this Sunday night on ABC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, starting at 8 p.m. ET.  The festivities, however, get underway at 6 p.m. with the Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which will livestream on Yahoo, and Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks will co-host the show.

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