Ludacris will return to host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards for the second year in a row, but this time he’s bringing a beautiful friend along for the ride. Model Chrissy Teigen will join the rapper onstage at the annual awards show, which is slated to air live on May 17.
“I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year and I can’t wait to be back!” Ludacris said.
Chrissy added: “If my extensive collection of all 53 Now That’s What I Call Music compilations is any indication, I am both qualified and honoured to join Ludacris in hosting this amazing show that spotlights the best music and artists of the year.”
The model and the rapper will cohost the Billboard Music Awards. Photo © Getty
It's a particularly busy time for Ludacris, who was born Christopher Brian Bridges. Not only does he star alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker in the film Furious 7, which hit theatres on March 27, but his newest album, Ludaversal, also dropped this week.
As if all that weren’t enough, the 37-year-old rapper and his wife, Eudoxie Agnan, announced they were expecting their first baby together in March via Instagram. In the vacation photo, which Eudoxie simply captioned "Beautiful day on the beach," Ludacris could be seen kissing his bikini-clad wife’s baby bump. He later reposted to the image to his 3.3 million followers.
Ludacris announced he and his wife were expecting a baby via Instagram.
Meanwhile, the Billboard Music Awards nominees will be announced on Good Morning America on April 7, where Ludacris is scheduled to attend the unveiling.
No doubt Chrissy, 27, will be hoping that husband John Legend receives a nomination. Last year, he performed his hit song, “All of Me,” though there's been no word yet on whether he will take to the stage again this year.