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Katy Perry Debuts New Song at 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Tonight, 5/20

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Katy Perry will debut a new song, "Wide Awake," in an exclusive performance on the 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas tonight, MAY 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Wide Awake" was written for her upcoming film, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which will be released on July 5.

Katy Perry is a global superstar whose two albums have generated a string of No. 1 hit singles and multi-platinum sales over the past four years. The special edition "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection," available now, features three new songs, including "Part of Me," her 7th Hot 100 No. 1 hit, and "Wide Awake," written for the forthcoming 3D "Katy Perry: Part of Me" film.

Finalists for the "2012 Billboard Music Awards" are based on key fan interactions with music, including album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and many of the other most popular online destinations for music. The awards will be based on the reporting period of February 28, 2011 through March 1, 2012.

The "2012 Billboard Music Awards" is co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO Prometheus Global Media, and Don Mischer Productions. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Visit www.Billboard.com/BBMA for a complete list of finalists and to apply for media credentials. Music fans can also follow news about the show or related events on Twitter at @Billboard or Facebook at www.facebook.com/billboard.


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