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Ludacris to host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

May. 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

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.

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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Michael May 14 2014 at 9:44 AM

This guy and all like him ARE ludicrous!!

America has finally hit bottom!!!

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johnnysul64 May 14 2014 at 9:51 AM

As Obama recently said, the nation's journey continues.

"Highway to hell"

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donpantanella May 14 2014 at 12:19 PM

He seems like a nice guy who cannot sing. The two times I saw him sing on a late show I had to fast forward and delete.

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alexander May 14 2014 at 1:45 PM

I see we have lots of Donald Sterling wannabe's in here

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lxixwithu May 14 2014 at 4:43 PM

Two words that don't belong in the same sentence, rap and music. Oops...did I just do that?

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FYI May 14 2014 at 6:06 PM

he will be a fine Host just like any other race of people!

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Amanda May 14 2014 at 4:56 PM

So another reason not to watch...

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ringmasterigs May 14 2014 at 4:39 PM

The headline was "a popular rapper" is going to host the show? Is there such a thing as a "popular rapper"?

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Sandra Foxx May 14 2014 at 4:21 PM

It is so good too see a black man on the right road it make me cry out loud think god think god

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teeveequeen May 14 2014 at 1:33 PM

and hopefully the Word Police will be out in force ...

to count the times this guy says the word BLACK !!!

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