The Event will Feature a Special Appearance by GRAMMY and BBMA–Award Winner ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

Westwood One Celebrates Music’s Hottest Artists During the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” with Exciting Content, Backstage Interviews, and More

NEW YORK, NY– May 16, 2018 – Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., celebrates the hottest stars in music this weekend as an official promotional partner of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs will feature private backstage performances from RCA Records platinum-selling recording artist DAUGHTRY, which will be emceed by GRAMMY and multiple BBMA-Award Winner ENRIQUE IGLESIAS; RECORDS’ NOAH CYRUS; Columbia Records’ MAX, Island Records duo LOOTE; and In2une Music’s up-and-comer KIM PETRAS; radio interviews with a robust lineup of artists and celebrities; exclusive live audio and video content; and social media activations.

Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 19 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm PT. More than 25 stations will participate on site and major radio groups — including Entercom and Cox Media — will feed content from the radio row remote to their stations across the country, covering 46 of the top 50 markets. Ralphie Aversa from WPLJ-FM/NY and WPRO/Providence will be hosting content online and on Cumulus station websites. Recording artist Kim Petras will kick off Radio Row festivities on Friday night, followed by a performance by Noah Cyrus and MAX. Loote will perform Saturday morning and Daughtry will take the stage late Saturday, in a performance emceed by Enrique Iglesias, capping off a fun-filled day of artists and activations.

In addition to the backstage activations, Westwood One has five hours of BBMAs Night of Event Coverage on Sunday, May 20, 7:00 pm to Midnight ET. Jayde Donovan, host of Westwood One’s nationally-syndicated Jayde and co-host of WPLJ-FM’s Todd & Jayde in the Morning, will host the red carpet coverage; Adam Bomb and The Bert Show’s Kristin Klingshirn will host the Hot AC/AC Format version; and Zach Sang Show will host the Top 40/Rhythmic Format version.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 pm ET / 5: 00 pm PT on NBC. The event is being hosted by Kelly Clarkson and will feature live performances from two-time Billboard Music Award winner John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, and other artists; in addition to historic duets featuring Salt–N-Pepa and En Vogue, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, and Macklemore and Kesha; a performance of “The Middle” with Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey; plus a performance from this year’s Billboard Music Awards Icon recipient, Janet Jackson.

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

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

About the Billboard Music Awards
The “Billboard Music Awards” showcase the hottest musical acts, biggest performances, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have the world talking. “Billboard Music Awards” finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

The “Billboard Music Awards” are produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

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