The Weeknd to Perform at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

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The Weeknd will be performing at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

The announcement on Monday (May 10) kicks off a daily countdown of performers leading up to May 23, when the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Up for awards in 16 categories — including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 artist — The Weeknd is the top finalist at this year’s show, hosted by Nick Jonas. The “Save Your Tears” singer is only the second artist in history to have three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in three different years from one album.

It was previously revealed that P!nk, who will receive the Icon Award honoring record-breaking artists and their impact on music, will also take the stage for a performance.

The BBMAs celebrate music’s greatest achievements, with finalists determined by performance on the Billboard charts. Finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music — album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement — tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021.

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