FILE - This April 28, 2012 file photo shows Tracy Morgan at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York. Billboard announced Wednesday, April 17, 2013 that the 44-year-old will host the awards show on May 19, 2013 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:17 am
Tracy Morgan to host Billboard Music Awards
The Associated Press
Billboard announced Wednesday that the 44-year-old will host the awards show on May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" cast member says in a statement that he's honored to host the show.
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel will perform at the awards show. Prince will receive the icon award and will also hit the stage.
Morgan adds in his statement: "And how can you say no when Prince is going to be there!"
The Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern.