Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Music Awards

By Karen Tiegren
|  Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013  |  Updated 6:39 PM EDT
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"30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan will take on hosting duties for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, to be broadcast live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand on May 19.

"I'm honored to be a part of one of music's biggest nights," the "SNL" alum said in a statement. "When you look at the artists who have come up through Billboard over the years, it's incredible. And how can you say no when Prince is going to be there!"

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In addition to Prince, who is receiving the Billboard Icon Award, Morgan will join a star-studded lineup of performers including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel.

No stranger to controversy for his out-there stand-up style, we have a feeling Tracy Jordan's alter ego won't shy away from offending anyone on this occasion either.

ABC will air the awards live on Sunday, May 19, at 8 p.m. E.T.

Cue the 10-second delay.

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