Rapper/actor Ludacris has signed on to host The Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (18May14).

The Get Back hitmaker will be taking a break from filming the seventh Fast & Furious movie to take charge of the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Shakira has been added to the list of performers, which also includes Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, who will be honoured with the night's Icon Award.