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Adam Levine of Maroon 5, one of the bands scheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Maroon 5)

Adam Levine of Maroon 5, one of the bands scheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Maroon 5)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and her mentor, Lil Wayne, will join forces for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, to be presented May 19 in Las Vegas.

Billboard announced additional performers Thursday. They include Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Akon, Ne-Yo and Icona Pop.

Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. are finalists in 11 categories. Swift, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna and One Direction will compete for the top artist award.

Previously announced performers include Swift, Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, The Band Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Prince, who will receive the icon award, will also perform.

Tracy Morgan will host the awards, to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC.

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