ALICIA KEYS TO PERFORM WITH STEVIE WONDER AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Grammy-winning “Fallin’” singer Alicia Keys will present the Billboard Icon Award to Stevie Wonder — and perform with the legendary artist — at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, EW has learned exclusively.
There’s no word on what song — or medley of songs — the pair will perform. Wonder and Keys have had a long-running kinship and respect for each other, as they performed “Higher Ground” together at the 2004 MTV VMAs and presented together at the 48th Grammy Awards in 2006 Keys has won 10 Billboard Music Awards during her career.
Modern Family acting duo Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen are taking on hosting duties at the awards show, which will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas this Sunday at 8 p.m. Leading nominees for the awards include Adele, LMFAO, and Rihanna.
Just-announced presenters at the show include Whoopi Goldberg, Swizz Beatz, and Charlie Sheen. They join previously announced presenters Lisa Marie Presley, Wiz Khalifa, Luke Bryan, Robin Thicke, Brandy, Monica, Miley Cyrus, Taio Cruz, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Julianne Hough, Natasha Bedingfield and Jeremy Sisto, along with musical acts Jordin Sparks, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, and The Wanted.