By Creative Media Times
Fresh off her performance this past Sunday night at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson has been tapped to host this year’s Billboard Music Awards, airing for the first time on NBC, Billboard announced. This is also the first for the “Stronger” singer to host an awards show.
“Kelly Clarkson has long been a Billboard chart phenomenon and has a first-hand understanding of what matters most in music today. Her enthusiasm for all genres of music and her innate sense of humor will make for a truly memorable night,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.
“To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned. I will be flying in like my girl P!nk, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan,” Clarkson said about the announcement.
Clarkson is currently one of the coach judges on NBC’s own “The Voice.” She recently released her latest album, “Meaning of Life,” last October, from Atlantic Records.
NBC is set to air the ceremony live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.