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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nicki Minaj, and others will perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and other artists will perform during the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and others will perform at the ceremony on May 19 in Las Vegas.

By Associated Press / May 14, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (pictured) will perform at the Billboard Music Awards along with fellow musicians Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and more.

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Nicki Minaj and her mentor, Lil Wayne, will join forces for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, to be presented May 19 in Las Vegas.

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Billboard announced additional performers Thursday. They include Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Akon, Ne-Yo and Icona Pop.

Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. are finalists in 11 categories. Swift, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna and One Direction will compete for the top artist award.

Previously announced performers include Swift, Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, The Band Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Prince, who will receive the icon award, will also perform.

Tracy Morgan will host the awards.

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