‘Empire’ Stars To Perform At 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Published: Thursday 23rd Apr 2015 by Sam

FOX hit ‘Empire’ is heading to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Details below…

Two of the show’s breakout stars, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray (who play Lyon brothers Jamal and Hakeem) will be taking to the stage at May 17th event to perform a medley of songs from the series (including fan favorite ‘You’re So Beautiful)’.

The pair will be joined by singer Estelle, whose song ‘Conquerer’ was remixed as a duet with Smollett on the show.

Speaking on booking the big stage, the trio said:

Jussie Smollett

“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. To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor.”

Bryshere Gray

“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”.


“My hope is that ‘Conqueror’ will continue to inspire people as much as possible. It’s such a powerful message! I cannot wait to perform it at the Billboard Music Awards with Jussie!”

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17th on ABC at 8 pm ET.


We’ve made no secret of our love for ‘Empire’ and the semantics of its success. However, we’re just hopeful that all involved are being mindful of the risk of overexposure.

With the show being such a ratings juggernaut (a surprise one at that), it garnered a lot of coverage. Indeed, who could forget the weekly climbs in viewership and the major buzz that in itself caused? Clearly not FOX, who are reportedly gearing up to bring the show back for its second season earlier than planned (see: anytime from September ).
From where we’re standing, it’d be wise to pace out performances such as this to give folk a chance to actually miss the show ahead of its return.

Just our two cents. Anyway…

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan April 23, 2015


    • BeyRihLiyah April 23, 2015

      but what stages is tuna-melt booking and where is all hands on flops on the billboard charts?

      • #TeamTinashe Stan April 23, 2015

        Everything that you just said is invalidated because you and just like many people are still checking for the SLAYAGE of TinaSlay Slay boo boo! If you weren’t you wouldn’t ask any questions. And I quote Queen Aaliyah “Dust yourself off and try again” troll 😀
        HASHTAG: #FakeAssAaliyahStan

    • I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 23, 2015

      Tinashe is a pretty light skinned princess but she definitely wouldn’t have a successful music career for now she doesn’t have the It thing, she’s still extremely mediocre

  2. RoyalBey April 23, 2015


  3. Bella3 April 23, 2015

    Can’t wait I love, Love Loveeee the show & so does 17million other people. Lol But in all Realness this is a good look for both BBMA & Empire & this could have a big impact for ratings & the Artist of the show like Jussie & Bryshere. I think it will big great!

  4. Alisa April 23, 2015

    Great to hear Ms Jussie singing

    • I’m Booked April 23, 2015

      Stop Trying So Hard… The “Ms” Was Unnecessary… Much Like Your Comment, Furthermore Like Your Existence

      • JESS April 23, 2015

        How old are you? Who cares what u have to say; millions of people are over empire they gagged everyone with a short season

  5. TheElusiveLamb April 23, 2015

    This overexposure is going to end the show before it starts. 🙁 Still, I’ll watch them perform.

  6. JESS April 23, 2015

    Yassssss girl Hakeem with them eyebrows and soft nature GAY too he is the new chingy

  7. Michelle April 23, 2015

    You wonder why the American public thinks we act like animals; read your nasty comments; Like a bunch of animals

    • TheElusiveLamb April 23, 2015

      Lol stop trolling


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    heard they were dating each other, is this accurate?

  10. You wanna love it right better then my money April 25, 2015

    Good for them

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