Miley Cyrus will deliver the premiere TV performance of her eagerly anticipated new single to a worldwide audience at the upcoming “2017 Billboard Music Awards.”
dick clark productions and ABC announced the upcoming performance of the Cyrus track “Malibu” today. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Mark Bracco, executive producer of the telecast, commented in today’s announcement: “Miley Cyrus is and always has been an artist that makes an impact. Her incredible talent and imprint on pop culture are undeniable. We are thrilled to have her debut ‘Malibu’ at the ‘2017 Billboard Music Awards’ and look forward to a raw and honest performance that will likely surprise many.”
The announcement notes that Cyrus, who is known for pushing boundaries, has scored 43 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, and is one of only 15 women in the chart’s history with at least 40 charted titles. She had her first No. 1, “Wrecking Ball,” in 2013. She has also chalked up five No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, most recently with 2013’s “Bangerz.” Cyrus has sold nearly 15 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
The announcement adds: “Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016, through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.”
Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Xfinity, and Top Social Artist. Voting in both categories will remain open until May 21, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (one hour into the live broadcast).
The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” ceremony is produced by dick clark productions, with Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton as executive producers.