Friday, May 6, 2016



Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show

LIVE on May 23, Monday 8am (7am JKT/BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that award-winning singer-songwriter P!nk will make the world television debut of her new single “Just Like Fire” on the “2016 Billboard  Music Awards.” The original song will appear in Disney’s upcoming film Alice Through the Looking Glass. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE on May 23, Monday 8am (7am JKT/BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD. This year’s show, which will  be  hosted  by  hip-hop  artist  Ludacris  and  international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

Since her debut in 2000, P!nk has released seven records, sold over  60  million  albums,  over  130 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 14 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard  Hot  100  chart  (four  at  #1).  In  addition,  she  is  the  recipient  of  three  Grammy  Awards,   a   Billboard Music Award, six MTV  Video  Music  Awards,  two  MTV  Europe  Awards,  two  People’s  Choice Awards and was  named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.  Her The Truth About Love  World Tour played 142 shows in 13 countries. In the fall of 2014, she released a side project with singer/ songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Their album, rose ave., debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. In 2015, P!nk became the newest UNICEF Ambassador. She is also a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She is currently a spokesperson for COVERGIRL, and made her acting  debut  in  Lionsgate’s Thanks  for  Sharing, alongside  Gwyneth  Paltrow  and  Mark  Ruffalo. “Just  Like  Fire”  marks P!nk’s first single in three years.

In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Director James  Bobin  brings  his  own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010  with  Alice  in  Wonderland. The film is written by Linda Woolverton, based on characters created by Lewis Carroll,    and is produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd with Tim Burton and John G. Scotti  serving as executive producer.

Alice Through the Looking Glass reunites the all-star cast from the  worldwide  blockbuster  phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp  (Rhys  Ifans),  the  Mad  Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a  peculiar  creature  who  is  part  human,  part  clock. Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past three years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends –  and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter    before time runs out.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and  digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard  and its data  partners,  including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.   The awards  are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17,  2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts  have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the  ultimate  measure of a musician’s   success.

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