Nicki Minaj to open the Billboard Music Awards with a 9 minute set

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Hip hop artist, Nicki Minaj is slated to open the 2017 Billboard Music Awards show with a nine-minute set, featuring highlights by Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne. Minaj is named in the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category.

A four-time winner and 23-time nominee, Minaj is facing up against Luke Bryan, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. Minaj accompanies formerly announced performers Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

 Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will co-host the show and the Billboard Music Awards will be televised live internationally on Sunday, May 21st.