Actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, is set to host the 2013 Billboard Awards. It will be aired live from Las Vegas at the MGM Garden Arena on May 19th on the ABC Television Network. The event will be sponsored by Chevrolet and Las Vegas. Morgan is best known for his performances on “Saturday Night Live” and role on “30 Rock.” “I’m honored to be a part of one of music’s biggest nights,” said Tracy Morgan. “When you look at the artists who have come up through Billboard over the years, it’s incredible. And how can you say no when Prince is going to be there!” Morgan will join an impressive line-up of stars including previously announced performers Taylor Swift,Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel. This year’s award show will be honoring Billboard chart-topper and world-renowned music legend, Prince, with the Billboard Icon Award. The award is recognizing his accomplishments in the music industry.
For awards show updates including announcements on more musical acts and presenters, along with ticket information, visit www.billboard.com. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.