The Billboard Music Awards is bringing some nostalgia to the show. Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue, who had the number three hit “Whatta Man” back in 1994, have just been added to the show to celebrate the 30thanniversary of Salt-N-Pepa becoming the first female rap artists to land in the “Billboard” Hot 100 Top 40.
“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement. “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed.”
The acts join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, as well as Janet Jackson and host Kelly Clarkson.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air May 20th on NBC.