Morgan Wallen will take the stage at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, the magazine revealed on Monday. Wallen joins previously announced performers Karol G, New Jeans, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and Peso Pluma.
Wallen is the leading male finalist at this year’s BBMAs, with 17 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist.
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During the ceremony, Wallen will perform his Billboard Hot 100 track “’98 Braves” — an ode to the Atlanta baseball team — live from their home stadium, Truist Park.
“It’s incredibly cool to have a chart hit written about the Braves,” Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves president and chief executive officer, told Billboard. “We are looking forward to hearing Morgan Wallen play it live when his tour comes to Truist Park.”
Wallen is traveling across the U.S. as part of the “One Night at a Time World Tour Tour” in support of his third studio album, “One Thing at a Time,” which debuted in 2023. Wallen’s most recent LP spent 16 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, which tracks the most popular albums in the US. Similarly, his hit single “Last Night” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 16 non-consecutive weeks.
Wallen is the recipient of three BBMAs. He took home the awards for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album in 2021.
The Billboard Music Awards will air on BBMAs. Watch on Nov. 19 starting at 8 p.m. ET.
For more than 30 years, the Billboard Music Awards have honored the biggest artists of the year. Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the annual awards show recognizes musicians across multiple genres including R&B, K-Pop and Dance.
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