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Ciara and Ludacris host 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Ciara and Ludacris host 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Ciara and Ludacris will co-host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The The 'Dance Like We're Making Love' hitmaker and American rapper have announced they will be joining forces for the prestigious awards ceremony to be held at for the first time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.

In statement Ludacris - whose real name is Christopher Bridges - said: "It is my honour to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara.

"I'm looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue."

While, the brunette beauty - who recently announced her engagement to American footballer Russell Wilson - is looking forward to presenting on the night with her "great friend" and reminded us that they have shared songs, including the massive hit 'Ride', on the Billboard chart.

The 30-year-old singer added: "The Billboard Music Awards is one of best awards shows to honour chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart. I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!"

Ciara takes over from Chrissy Teigen, who presented with Ludacris last year.

The nominations for the awards show are yet to be announced, but it already looks set to be a star-studded event.

Last year's big winners included Taylor Swift, who won four prizes in total, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith and it was attended by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, One Direction and Selena Gomez.