Ludacris to host Billboard Awards
Ludacris is to host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
The rapper and actor will host the awards show, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18, dick clark productions announced.
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde and Carrie Underwood will perform at the event.
Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders, competing in 12 categories.
Imagine Dragons will battle Miley, Katy, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, who is up for 11 awards, for top artist.
Justin's The 20/20 Experience will compete against efforts from Beyonce, Eminem, Drake and Luke Bryan for top Billboard 200 album.