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2017 Billboard Music Awards: 5 Things to Know Before the Big Event

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2017 Billboard Music Awards: 5 Things to Know Before the Big Event

Roll down the windows and turn up the music. It’s time for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards!

Sin City’s T-Mobile Arena is home to one of music’s biggest evenings, as your favorite recording artists across all genres come together to—you guessed it—toast their chart-topping achievements!

With nearly 60 awards to present and more than a dozen live performances, viewers at home will understand when we say: Tonight, expect the unexpected! But before the evening officially commences, E! News is breaking down all the show-stopping red carpet looks with a star-studded presentation of Live From the Red Carpet

Without further ado, check out five things to know about the 2017 BBMA’s below: 

Cher, Celine Dion

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1. Pop Divas Unite

Talk about iconic! Both Cher and Céline Dion will wow the Billboard Music Awards with performances that will surely bring the house down. Two decades after Celine’s “My Heart Will Go On” cemented the Titanic soundtrack’s place in history, she’ll sing the powerful ballad once again to mark the film’s milestone anniversary. Likewise, Cher will perform her hit song “Believe” before receiving this year’s Icon Award, an occasion that marks the 71-year-old’s first award show performance in 15 years. 

Ludacris, Vanessa Hudgens

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2. Co-Hostsess With the Mostess

Ludacris returns to the BBMA’s for a fourth consecutive year, but this time around Vanessa Hudgens joins the festivities as the rapper’s co-host in crime. E! News spoke to both Luda and Vanessa ahead of the show, and let’s be honest, this dynamic duo definitely has some tricks up their sleeves.

“It’s always good to have different dynamics just to keep the show exciting and keep people on their toes by having different women [hosts] as well, because you have that ying and that yang,” Ludacris dished. “Every time it’s going to be different so it’s not like you’re doing the same thing every time.”

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, AMAs, 2016 American Music Awards

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3. Nicki’s Time to Shine:

Nicki Minajwill kick the 2017 Billboard Music Awards off with a major bang, as fans can expect the hip-hop MC to open the show with a nine-minute medley of her greatest bops. Jason Derulo, David Guetta and LilWayne will join Nicki onstage, and if her previous performances are any indication, she’s pulling out all the stops for her fans.

Miley Cyrus

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4. Party in the U.S.A.

Fresh off her release of “Malibu,” Miley Cyrus continues her buzzed-about return to the music world with her first televised performance of the summertime single. We’ve already seen a much more subdued version of the typically wild pop star, and her Billboard Music Awards appearance should follow suit. 

Other previously announced performers include Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John LegendLorde, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

Chainsmokers, Halsey, 2016 MTV VMAs

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5. Who Will Win?

Unforgettable performances and hilarious sketches aside, this night undoubtedly belongs to the winners. The Chainsmokers and Drake lead the nomination pack with 22 categories each (breaking a record for most yearly nominations ever), followed by Twenty One Pillots with 17 nods and Rihanna with four. 

So who has the honors of presenting such major career accolades? Well, celebs slated to pass out awards include Prince Michael JacksonNoah CyrusAnsel ElgortJosh Duhamel and so many more. 

Watch E!’s Live From The Red Carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 22 and tune into ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the Billboard Music Awards. Then, watch Fashion Police: The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT only on E!

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Published at Sun, 21 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Best Viral Moments From Pippa Middleton's Wedding

The Internet made Pippa Middleton a star when she made her entrance as Kate Middleton‘s maid of honor at the 2011 royal wedding.

On Saturday, the viral sensation blew up social media when she herself walked down the aisle as a bride. Pippa married James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church, located on a private estate in Englefield, Berkshire, in England in front of family and friends.

Check out some of the best viral moments from the big day, which occurred in chronological order:

The Duchess Has Arrived: Kate was not part of her sister’s bridal party but that did not stop her from making a big entrance, or at least a big entrance as far as the Internet was concerned, when she was spotted arriving to the ceremony with husband Prince Williamin a car and offering a glimpse of her outfit. A hat! Of course, she wore a hat. 

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Wedding

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Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Wedding

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Kate’s Look: The duchess wore a blush dress by Alexander McQueen. Both she and Pippa wore dresses by the late designer’s label at the royal wedding.

The Princes: Excitement rose when fans got their first glimpse of William and Prince Harry at the ceremony, walking together. But where is Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle?

The Kiddos: It was expected that Kate and William’s kids Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2, would make the cutest bridesmaid and page boy and they did not disappoint! George was just as cute as his father was when he was a page boy.

Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Wedding

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The Bride: Finally, a glimpse of Pippa! The bride looked gorgeous in a lace wedding dress by Giles Deacon.

Sisters’ Role-Reversal: Kate may not have been Pippa’s maid of honor, but she did play an important role in the wedding—she paid back the favor from 2011 by fluffing out her dress.

Something Old: Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Pippa wore the same earrings she wore to the royal wedding.

“Shhh!” Kate played the mom role perfectly by getting the young bridesmaids (flower girls in the U.S.) and page boys in line ahead of the ceremony.

The Hats: Kate wasn’t the only one wearing one, of course. This is a traditional British wedding. We did you the favor of ranking the best ones.

Just Married: Pippa and James left the ceremony and drove off in a vintage green Jaguar E-type convertible, straight out of a modern fairy tale! Now that’s an exit.

There She Is!Markle was finally spotted at Pippa and James’ wedding reception, held at the home of her and Kate’s parents Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. This marks the first time the Suits actress has been seen at an event with Harry’s royal family, fueling speculation that she may be the next bride at the next royal wedding…

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Published at Sun, 21 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000