It has been announced that Ludacris will host the Billboard Music Awards for the third consecutive year, and this time, he will share the hosting duties with another Atlanta luminary in Ciara

"It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara," Luda told Billboard. Ciara expressed similar excitement: "The Billboard Music Awards is one of the best award shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart," she said, alluding to classic collaborations like "Ride" and "Oh." "I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!" 

This year's ceremony takes place at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on May 22. The show will air live at 8pm EST on ABC.