Kia, Billboard Awards Team Up to Showcase Rising Star Troye Sivan

May 12th, 2016 by

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2016 Billboard Music Awards Kia Sponsorship

Troye Sivan isn’t exactly new to the fame game, though he is only 20 years old and just released his debut album a few months ago. He’s been a YouTube star for about a decade and even played the young version of claw-baring superhero Wolverine in the 2009 movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

He’s part of a new breed of celebrity, with talent and a legion of fans to boot, and Kia has named him its “Kia’s One to Watch,” a sponsorship which means Sivan will be singing onstage when the music extravaganza that is the 2016 Billboard Music Awards hits Las Vegas on May 22. And with Kia also the Official Automotive Partner of the awards show, there will be appearances by a couple Kia vehicles, too. Read on to see who will be there in Vegas, both vehicle and artist.

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What to Look for at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Sivan, who been a YouTube star for years, has approximately 20 million online followers, so look for him to be ready to impress at the May 22, 2016 show, which airs starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

We’re excited that as a Kia dealership we get to be involved in some way with this event, and that Kia has recognized Sivan’s talent as “Kia’s One to Watch” for 2016. We’re huge music fans, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the roster of acts set to appear at the awards show below.

A partial list of vehicles and performers to look for at the Billboard Music Awards:

Performer Notes
2017 Kia Sportage Crossover packs a punch (up to 240 HP) and brings all the latest tech to the party (new-for-2017 UVO3 eServices).
2016 Kia Optima Midsize sedan on the heels of 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick and a KBB.com 2016 Best Buy award takes on “Sin City” with great fuel economy, passenger room.
Ludacris and Ciara Rapper Ludacris and R&B star Ciara will host the awards show in Las Vegas.
The Go-Go’s All-woman pop group with Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin set to announce their farewell tour to cap career that began in 1970s.
P!nk P!nk marches on with pop confections filled with snarl, fun; plans to debut a new song at the awards show.
Nick Jonas Formerly of the Jonas Brothers, currently on a major roll, with several Top 40 hits like “Levels,” “Chains.”
Demi Lovato Pop star has recent hits as solo artist (“Confident,” “Cool for the Summer”) and in collaboration with Fall Out Boy (“Irresistible).
DNCE Led by singer Joe Jonas, hit song “Cake by the Ocean” is all over pop radio right now.

 

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