The 2016 Billboard Music Awards received an additional jolt of star-power courtesy of Rihanna.
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Seconds ago on Twitter, the Bajan “bad gyal” announced that she’ll be taking to the stage at the May 22nd extravaganza:
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 12, 2016
One has to wonder if the star can successfully leverage the slot towards sales of her ‘ANTI’ album – which has thus far relied on free streaming to stay afloat.
Competition will be rife too as the bill is stacked.
The 28-year-old joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Pink, Celine Dion, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, and Gwen Stefani.
Ciara and Ludacris host the 2016 BBMAs live from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The show will air live on ABC at 8PM ET.