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Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars to Perform at 2013 Billboard Music Awards

April 4, 2013 (6:26 am) GMT
The three chart-toppers, along with R 'n' B crooner Miguel, join previously-announced performer Prince in the line-up.

When the 2013 Billboard Music Awards goes on air on ABC live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19, current pop superstars , and will be providing the entertainment during the awards ceremony. The three young A-list celebrities together with critically-acclaimed R 'n' B artist have just been added to the official line-up of performers for the big awards night.

They all join the list occupied first by iconic singer , who is set to receive the Billboard Icon Award during the telecast. The multi-awarded singer-songwriter will be the third recipient of the honor given to last year's awardee and its first-ever recipient .

Aside from performing, Swift, Bieber, Mars and Miguel, along with and , are all in the running for this year's Milestone Award, which will be given to the fan favorite who gets the most votes online. A lucky fan will get the chance to present the award personally to the winning artist along with co-presenter Green.

More performers and award presenters are expected to be announced in the weeks leading up to the prestigious awards special. Finalists/nominees for the awards are chosen based on album and single sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vevo and Spotify.

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