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Prince to Be Honored at the 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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"The 2013 Billboard Music Awards" are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), sponsored by Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The show will also honor Prince with the Billboard Icon Award. This Billboard chart-topper will also deliver an unforgettable performance during the broadcast executive produced by Don Mischer.

- ABC's three-hour broadcast of "The 2012 Billboard Music Awards" ran a dominant No. 1 in its 8:00-11:00 p.m. time period in Adults 18-49 (2.7/7), leading Fox by 23% (2.2/6), NBC by 42% (1.9/5) and CBS by 108% (1.3/4). The wide-appealing music awards show also finished as the No. 1 broadcaster in the time period with Adults 25-54, across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

= Head to head from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ABC's "Billboard Music Awards" towered over NBC's season Finale of "Celebrity Apprentice" by 27% in Adults 18-49 (2.8/7 vs. 2.2/6) and by 64% in Adults 18-34 (2.3/7 vs. 1.4/4).

- "The 2012 Billboard Music Awards" (7.4 million) attracted its 2nd-largest audience since 2003 (since 12/10/03) and retained 96% of its Teen 12-17 (2.3/9 vs. 2.4/9) delivery year to year. In fact with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11, "The 2012 Billboard Music Awards" produced ABC's best Numbers in the time period since the 2012 Academy Awards 3 months earlier - since 2/26/12.

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz <http://www.billboard.biz/>, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com <http://www.billboard.com/> and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia. Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, which resides under the newly formed Guggenheim Digital Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

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