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Billboards Music Awards live stream ABC TV schedule & red carpet start time 2014

The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast nationally on ABC TV and streaming live on ABC Live Stream (online). While the red carpet show will not be televised, it can also be seen live and free online via Internet live stream, courtesy of May 18 Yahoo! Music report.

Singer Katy Perry performs at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England.
Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Live streaming coverage of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards’ Samsung Red Carpet Show gets underway at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT/4 p.m. MT/3 p.m. PT). Providing commentary and interviews for all the celebrity arrivals will be co-hosts Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks.

But this isn’t the typical red carpet event, as a number of hand-selected artists will do their thing during the free live stream. Among those scheduled to hit the stage is multiplatinum singer/songwriter Cher Lloyd, as she performs her latest hit “Sirens”.

After everyone arrives and finally settles into their seats, it’s time to hand out some awards and watch the biggest names in music do what they do best. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony gets underway at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT) and will be hosted by rapper/actor Ludacris.

According to a TV Guide report, tonight’s show features performances by Katy Perry, Shakira, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. As far as presenters are concerned, the following names are just some of the celebrities booked to make an appearance this evening in Sin City: Shania Twain, Phillip Phillips, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale and Fun. Guitarist Jack Antonoff.

Music lovers around the world cannot afford to miss what is sure to be a great night in the desert. Watch the 2014 Billboard Music Awards by tuning to ABC at 8 p.m. ET or clicking on the ABC Live Stream link provided above. Also, don’t miss all the celebrity arrivals as Yahoo! Music brings you the free Samsung Red Carpet Show two hours prior to the award ceremony.

2014 Billboards Music Awards Categories & Possible Winners (Courtesy of Latin Post)

Top New Artist - Nominees

Ariana Grande
Lorde
Bastille
Capital Cities
Passenger
Possible Winner: Passenger

Top Billboard 200 Album - Nominees

Beyoncé: "Beyoncé"
Justin Timberlake: "The 20/20 Experience"
Luke Bryan: "Crash My Party"
Eminem: "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Drake: "Nothing Was the Same."
Possible Winner: Beyoncé

Top Latin Artist - Nominees

Marc Anthony
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Gerardo Ortíz
Possible Winner: Jenni Rivera

Top Dance/Electronic Artist - Nominees

Daft Punk
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Zedd
Lady Gaga
Possible Winner: Daft Punk

Top Female Artist - Nominees

Miley Cyrus
Beyoncé
Lorde
Rihanna
Katy Perry
Possible Winner: Beyoncé

Top Male Artist - Nominees

Luke Bryan
Drake
Justin Timberlake
Bruno Mars
Eminem.
Possible Winner: Bruno Mars