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OZOMATLI PREMIERS FUN & POLITICAL VIDEO FOR COMO LA FLOR, ONE OF SELENA’S BIGGEST HITS

Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning band OZOMATLI today premiered the video for “Como la flor”, their version of one of Selena’s biggest and most adored tracks. For the fun and political video, the band hosted a Selena look-alike casting call in the kitchy environs of the legendary La Cita bar in DTLA club. The band received the Quintanilla family’s (they worked with AB in the past) blessing to record the song for their just released album OZOMATLI NON-STOP: JAMAICA ­>MEXICO, which was produced by drum & bass reggae legends SLY & ROBBIE (Grace Jones, Serge Gainsbourg, Herbie Hancock and Bob Dylan)

HANS ZIMMER VS DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE ‘HE’S A PIRATE’ IS THE BONUS TRACK ON PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEADMEN TELL NO TALES DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who in the last year alone have had two No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart, have created HANS ZIMMER VS DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE ‘HE’S A PIRATE’, which is the sole bonus track on the upcoming digital version of the soundtrack for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEADMEN TELL NO TALES, set for release on Walt Disney Records, May 26.

SONGWRITER AND INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR JENCARLOS CANELA WILL PERFORM AT THE 2017 SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS

SESAC singer-songwriter and actor Jencarlos Canela will perform at the 2017 SESAC Latina Music Awards, Wednesday, June 7, at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel joining the previously announced La Séptima Banda, when SESAC Latina, the nation’s only music rights organization, celebrates a year of successes for its songwriters and publishers. For the first time in its history, SESAC Latina will present a new category: SESAC Latina Crossover Song of the Year.

“2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” ANNOUNCE NON-TELEVISED AWARD RECIPIENTS

dick clark productions and ABC just released the names of the “2017 Billboard Music Award” winners from categories which will not be televised during tonight’s LIVE broadcast. Drake, who received a record-breaking 22 nominations this year, leads the pack having already won 10 awards, including Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration. Beyoncé is the second most honored artist with five wins for Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Tour and Top R&B Album. Twenty One Pilots is taking home four trophies for Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Song Artist, Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song, while The Chainsmokers were awarded three for Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song.

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 19, 2017) – dick clark productions and ABC today announced the full line-up of presenters for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” The film, television and music stars slated to take the stage throughout the night include Kate Beckinsale, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mark Cuban, Noah Cyrus, Alexandra Daddario, DJ Khaled, Josh Duhamel, Ansel Elgort, Sara Foster, G-Eazy, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Prince Michael Jackson, Rachel Lindsay, Lea Michele, Olivia Munn, Rita Ora, Logan Paul, Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Nicole Scherzinger, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Jussie Smollett, Hailee Steinfeld, Lindsey Stirling, and Ashley Tisdale. They join hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens and previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers,Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Sam Hunt, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Julia Michaels, Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and David Guetta, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher. This year’s show will broadcast LIVE on BOTH COASTS from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

T-MOBILE PRESENTS BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST JULIA MICHAELS TO PERFORM AT THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that chart-topping songwriter and breakthrough recording artist Julia Michaels will perform her debut single “Issues” on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” While a newly minted recording act, “Issues” is the ninth Top 40 hit that Michaels has co-written on the Billboard Hot 100 and her first as a solo artist. She joins hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens, as well as previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers,Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, David Guetta, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher.

AFTER BREAKING THE RECORD FOR FEMALE ARTIST WITH THE MOST BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS, GLOBAL SUPERSTAR NICKI MINAJ IS SET TO OPEN THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multi-platinum artist Nicki Minaj will open the “2017 Billboard Music Awards“ with an epic 9-minute performance featuring special guests Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne. 2017 marks the fourth appearance for Minaj on the Billboard Music Awards stage, as well as her first television performance since breaking Aretha Franklin’s long-standing record for Female Artist charting the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will host the “2017 Billboard Music Awards along with previously announced performers on the broadcast Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers,Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient, Cher. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

COMCAST PARTNERS WITH THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” TO DELIVER A SPECIAL ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY CAMILA CABELLO TO XFINITY X1 CUSTOMERS

dick clark productions today announced that in addition to performing her new music for the very first time on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” Camila Cabello will treat fans to an encore performance of her hit single “I Have Questions” exclusively for Xfinity X1 customers. The encore performance will be available live via Xfinity X1 immediately after the Billboard Music Awards air. Cabello is nominated for Top Rap Collaboration for her hit song “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live on both coasts from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Florida Georgia Line y John Legend Juntos en los “2017 Billboard Music Awards”

dick clark productions y ABC confirmaron que el artista internacional Ludacris y la cantante y actriz Vanessa Hudgens co-presentarán los “2017 Billboard Music Awards”. Este será el cuarto año consecutive que Ludacris presenta estos premios y la priemra vez para Vanessa. El veterano y la nueva presentadora anunciaron la noticia simultáneamente esta mañana a través de sus redes sociales.

CHRIS DAUGHTRY, JESSIE JAMES DECKER, AJ GIBSON, JEANNIE MAI, LAURA MARANO AND SWAY TO HOST “T-MOBILE MAGENTA CARPET LIVE AT THE BBMAS,” THE OFFICIAL PRE-SHOW OF THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions announced today the hosts of the “T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMAs,” the official pre-show for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” Jessie James Decker, AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai and Sirius XM’s Sway Calloway will host the T-Mobile Stages, while Chris Daughtry and Laura Marano will host the Xfinity Stage. The two hour pre-show will be LIVE from the Magenta Carpet at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at BBMAs.twitter.com or via @BBMAs.

SESAC LATINA WILL CELEBRATE A YEAR OF SUCCESSES AT THE 2017 SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS

SESAC Latina, the nation’s only Music Rights Organization, will celebrate a year of successes for its songwriters and publishers at the 2017 SESAC Latina Music Awards, Wednesday, June 7 at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. La Séptima Banda, the acclaimed 19-piece regional Mexican group from Guamúchil Sinaloa, is the first artist confirmed to perform at the event, one of the most anticipated and extraordinary nights of the year.

MUSIC LEGEND CÉLINE DION TO HONOR 20th ANNIVERSARY OF “TITANIC” WITH PERFORMANCE OF THE OSCAR-WINNING GLOBAL HIT “MY HEART WILL GO ON” AT THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that seven-time Billboard Music Award-winning artist and current Las Vegas resident, Céline Dion, will perform her colossal hit, “My Heart Will Go On,” at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” This year marks the 20th anniversary of the emotional and powerful ballad, which became the anthem of one of the top-grossing films of all-time, “Titanic.” The film’s soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was named Soundtrack Album of the Year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards. “Titanic’s” most lauded single, “My Heart Will Go On,” received numerous accolades including an Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. The song reached No. 1 in several countries including Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It also was a monster hit on Billboard’s charts in the U.S., reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary Pop Songs and Radio Songs charts, and spent a total of 20 weeks on the charts. At this year’s awards show, Céline’s powerful voice and commanding presence will once again bring the song to the forefront via an unforgettable live performance. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

OZOMATLI “NON-STOP MEXICO – JAMAICA”, OUT TODAY!

Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records: www.ozomatli.com

CHER TO RECEIVE COVETED ICON AWARD AND PERFORM HER MONSTER HIT ‘BELIEVE’ AT THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” MAY 21st

dick clark productions and ABC today announced Cher, the Oscar winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” One of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades, Cher became the first artist to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. As part of her appearance, Cher will perform her 1998 single “Believe,” from her 23rd album of the same name; the song, which spent four weeks at No. 1 and 31 weeks total on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remains one of the best-selling singles of all time with sales of over 20 million worldwide. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” which mark Cher’s first awards show performance in over 15 years, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’” FAN-VOTED CATEGORIES; BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY XFINITY AND TOP SOCIAL ARTIST AWARD

Voting for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is now open. The winners for each award will be announced at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” which will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.