Ke$ha, Far East Movement, OneRepublic and Ne-Yo are the latest additions to the extensive list of music artists announced to be performing at "The 2011 Billboard Music Awards," hosted by Ken Jeong, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. They join previously announced artists Black Eyed Peas, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz.
Global superstar Ke$ha has dominated the musical charts since her debut in 2009. She is nominated for six Billboard Awards for Top Pop Album, Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Pop Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. Declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist of 2010, and with her song "TiK ToK" being the most played song of 2010 as well as the biggest-selling digital track in the world, Ke$ha's world domination continues in 2011. Her current smash single "Blow" is her 6th consecutive Top 10 hit. 2010 was an incredible year for Ke$ha: In addition to her aforementioned accolades, her smash debut single "TiK ToK" was also named Billboard's No. 1 Hot 100 Song for 2010. She has had three No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("TiK ToK," "Your Love Is My Drug" and "We R Who We R"). Her debut album, "Animal," has already been certified platinum and sold over 2 million units worldwide. She has sold 18 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone and 23 million worldwide to date. "TiK ToK" has sold over 8.5 million combined units alone. Ke$ha recently announced that she is getting even $leazier and, by popular demand, will add a summer leg to her "Get $leazy" worldwide tour. After selling out the first leg of this tour in minutes, Ke$ha hits the road again with the new dates, kicking off in Harrington, DE on July 26th and wrapping on September 20th in Phoenix, AZ. Ke$ha, who is touring in support of her recent release of her remix album, "I Am The Dance Commander" + "I Command You to Dance" (RCA Records / Kemosabe Entertainment), as well as "Cannibal," the companion to her platinum selling "Animal," will be stopping in more than 30 North American cities for leg 2 of the "Get $leazy" tour.
Far East Movement found mainstream success after building a following in the Downtown Los Angeles club scene. They triumphed when their song, "Girls on the Dance Floor," co-written by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, topped radio charts across the country. The success led to a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records and release of their debut album,"Free Wired," in October 2010. The album's lead single, "Like A G6," exploded on radio and sales charts, reaching triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, making them the first Asian-American group with a No. 1 song in the country. "Rocketeer," the second single featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, became another platinum selling Top 10 Billboard charting that connected with new fans of all ages. They are nominated for the Billboard Award for Top Rap Song.