Music Musings: Top-Billed Performers at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards


In six days, Billboard's hottest acts will take to the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage and electrify audiences with their chart-topping hits. To date, there are 16 acts slated to entertain during one of music's biggest nights, from Bruno Mars and the Band Perry, to Icona Pop and Icon Award recipient Prince. American Idoljudge Nicki Minaj and labelmate Lil' Wayne will probably take us on a nostalgic trip to “High School” while Chris Brown may assume a Michael Jackson-worthy role and woo us with “Fine China.” Whatever these acts may have in store, we're sure to be entertained. In anticipation of this star-studded soiree, we've curated over an hour of listening with some of the biggest tracks that BMA 2013 performers have graced the masses with so far.

Beautiful” | Christina Aguilera, 2002
Better Dig Two” | The Band Perry, 2012
Boyfriend” | Justin Bieber, 2012
Don't Wake Me Up” | Chris Brown, 2012
Come & Get It” | Selena Gomez, 2013
Play Hard” | David GuettaAkon, and Ne-Yo, 2013
I Love It” | Icona Pop, 2012
Dance Again” | Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, 2012
Can't Hold Us” | Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, 2011
Locked Out of Heaven” | Bruno Mars, 2012
How Many Drinks” | Miguel, 2013
Superbass” | Nicki Minaj, 2011
Merry Go 'Round” | Kacey Musgraves, 2012
When Doves Cry” | Prince, 1984
Drunk” | Ed Sheeran, 2012
I Knew You Were Trouble” | Taylor Swift, 2012