On Thursday (April 25), dick clark productions and NBC announced that Paula Abdul will take the stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to perform a medley of her biggest record-breaking hits as the show’s annual throwback moment.
This year marks the 30-year anniversary since Abdul's debut album, Forever Your Girl, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after a 64-week climb. That same year, 1989 through 1990, she had four singles grab the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100, which was the first time a debut album accomplished that feat. In 1991, Spellbound also hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more Hot 100 chart-toppers. In her decades-long career, Abdul has dominated the Billboard charts with six No. 1 songs and eight top 10s.
Last year's throwback moment was a performance by Salt-N-Pepa, and in 2017, Celine Dion took the stage to deliver "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic.
Previously announced performers for the 2019 ceremony include BTS featuring Halsey, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma, Panic! at the Disco, and Icon Award recipient Mariah Carey.
The BBMAs, with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on NBC.