(NEW YORK) -- The first performers have been announced for the Billboard Music Awards, which are back after several years on hiatus.
The lineup for the show, which will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22 on ABC, includes Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Taio Cruz and Lady Antebellum.
Nominations for the awards show will be announced Wednesday.
The event is open to the public and tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
The Billboard Music Awards will be given out based on Billboard chart rankings, and will cover a variety of music genres including R&B, rap, pop, country, rock, alternative and Latin.
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