Ariana Grande Performing “New Music,” Blake & Gwen Playing Duet At 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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Two new performances — featuring a total of three artists — have been added to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards lineup.

Per Dick Clark Productions, Ariana Grande will perform “new music” at the event, while Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will link for their duet “Go Ahead And Break My Heart.”

Grande and Shelton will be taking the stage two days after their respective albums “Dangerous Woman” and “If I’m Honest” launch.

The three artists join a bill that also includes Madonna’s tribute to Prince and performances by Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla $ign, and Nick Jonas with Tove Lo.

Ludacris and Ciara host ABC’s show, which airs at 8PM ET/5PM PT on May 22.

Written by Brian Cantor

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