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Ludacris hosting 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris hosting 2014 Billboard Music Awards

LUDACRIS:The rapper/actor will add award show host to his resumé. Photo: Associated Press

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. Lopez will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award.

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.

Michael Jackson is also slated to “appear” at the awards show through the Michael Jackson Experience.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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