Kelly Clarkson has been waiting for “a moment like this.” It was announced last month that The Voice coach, Billboard chart-topper and multi-Billboard Music Award Nominee will host NBC’s live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, set for Sunday, May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“Kelly Clarkson has long been a Billboard chart phenomenon and has a first-hand understanding of what matters most in music today,” Telegdy said. “Her enthusiasm for all genres of music and her innate sense of humor will make for a truly memorable night.”
“To prepare me for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,” Clarkson said in a statement. “I will be flying in like my girl P!nk and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”
Ever since appearing on American Idol, Clarkson and her incredible voice have hit it big. She has sold more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles worldwide. 10 of her singles have made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She is also the recipient of three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and a CMA Award.
Clarkson is also a New York Times best-selling author. She recently released her 2nd children’s picture book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas. This is the follow up to River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which debuted at #7 on The New York Times Bestsellers list for children’s picture books.
Clarkson is currently a coach on the four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series The Voice.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.