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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air this coming Sunday night on ABC, live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. As announced previously, Prince will be on hand to perform and accept the Billboard Icon Award, which pays tribute to his unique journey and history of accomplishments in the music industry. Songs to be performed by Prince will be revealed during the show. Madonna will also take the stage to accept the Top Touring Artist award, honoring the highest-grossing concert touring act of the year. The playlist of solo performances and collaborations for this year's Billboard Music Awards includes: Solo:Justin Bieber "Take You"Chris Brown "Fine China"Selena Gomez "Come And Get It"Icona Pop "I Love It"Bruno Mars "Treasure"Miguel "Adorn"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go Round"The Band Perry "Better Dig Two"Prince To be revealedEd Sheeran "Lego House"Taylor Swift "22" Collaborations:Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest "Feel This Moment"David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon "Play Hard"Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull "Live It Up"Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber "That Power"Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne "High School" Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.