Yet another exciting set of performers have been added to this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
You read it right! The legendary rap trio, Salt-N-Pepa will collaborate with En Vogue this year for a special performance in honor of the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rap artists to reach the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100!
Salt-N-Pepa made their debut in 1987 and just one year later, the group released their iconic track, “Push It,” which became the first rap song by a female group to reach No. 19 on the Hot 100!
In a statement to Billboard, the group shared,
“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement. “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed.”
In 1994, when Salt-N-Pepa joined forces with En Vogue, they peaked all the way to No. 3 on the Hot 100 with the hit, “Whatta Man.”
In addition to this collaboration, you can also expect to see performers such as Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato and host, Kelly Clarkson!
The annual ceremony will take place on May 20th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The award show will be aired LIVE on NBC at 8PM EST/5PM PST.
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