NEW YORK, NY– April 17, 2018

Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., is celebrating the hottest artists in music as official promotional partners of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

This morning, Khalid and Bebe Rexha announced the nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards live on the TODAY Show, followed by a Facebook live stream announcement. Westwood One, through its partnership with dick clark productions, will offer its broadcast partners, stations, advertisers, and music fans a myriad of branded content and promotions across multiple platforms.

In addition, Westwood One will welcome more than 20 CHR/Top 40 stations and national shows to its Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs event with live performances and celebrity interviews during rehearsals the day before the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

WHO: Westwood One, Cumulus Media, national and local radio stations, music artists, celebrities, and more.

WHAT: As official promotional partners of the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One will provide branded multiplatform content plus live performances and interviews from the dynamic Westwood One Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards, along with on-air coverage leading up to and including the night of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards that includes:

? 10 Tune-In Highlights –:30 features airing May 7 through May 18, 6 am to Midnight.
Hosted by Jayde Donovan for Hot AC, AC, and Top 40/Rhythmic stations

? Two-hour Nomination Special – Hosted by BBMA-Award-winning artist Charlie Puth
Airing May 12 or May 13, 6 am to Midnight, for Hot AC, AC, and Top 40/Rhythmic stations.

? Saturday, May 19 Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs Radio Row Remote, 12-4 pm PT at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

? Sunday, May 20th – Five-hour Red Carpet/Broadcast Companion/Wrap-Up Show.
Red Carpet: Hosted by Jayde Donovan
Hot AC/AC Format: Hosted by Adam Bomb and The Bert Show’s Kristin Klingshirn
Top 40/Rhythmic: Hosted by Zach Sang Show

WHERE: Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs takes place in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00p.m. ET / 5: 00p.m.PT on NBC.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Neal Bird, nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207.

PR Contact: Jana Polsky | Westwood One | jpolsky@westwoodone.com | (212) 641-2101