The Empire effect is taking over the Billboard Music Awards!
FOX’s newest hit drama, is making superstars out of its talented cast members. Not only are the singers and rappers scoring record deals, but two of them will be hitting one of music’s biggest stages. Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, who plays his little brother Hakeem, will both perform at the BMA with singer Estelle, who also did a guest appearance on Empire.
The Empire themed performance will feature a medley of the show’s biggest hits, “Conqueror” and “You’re So Beautiful.” “There’s no way I could possibly love music more than I already do. The Billboard Music Awards has been the epitome of celebrating some of the best of the best in music,” stated Smollett. “To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor.” Yazz co-signed that sentiment stating, “I’m still living in a dream – the success of Empire and now getting the honor to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. It’s truly a blessing.”
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.