It's Confirmed! Kelly Clarkson Is Selected to Host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The 'American Idol' alum says in a statement that she has '20 costume changes planned' in preparation for hosting the award-giving show.

AceShowbiz - Kelly Clarkson has been booked as the host of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The first "American Idol" winner confirmed the news in a press release on Tuesday, April 17, just hours after this year's nominations were announced.

"To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned," she joked. "I will be flying in like my girl Pink, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes... Or I'm just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I'll go with that plan."

Clarkson, who has enjoyed 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart including three number ones, was a big hit at another prizegiving ceremony on Sunday night, April 15, when she performed with Academy of Country Music Awards host Reba McEntire, her former mother-in-law.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran lead all nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards after picking up 15 nods apiece on Tuesday morning. The awards ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.

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