‘Empire’ Actors Jussie Smollett and Yazz (Jamal & Hakeem) to Perform at 2015 Billboard Music Awards

The first season of the FOX hit TV series 'Empire' have came and gone, and although viewers are eagerly awaiting season two, you can still get a little music from some of the show's breakout actors.

Cast members Jussie Smollett (Jamal) and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray (Hakeem) have been announced as performers for the upcoming 2015 Billboard Music Awards. According to Billboard, the duo will be performing a medley of show favorites, including "Conqueror" with Estelle and "You're So Beautiful."

"There's no way I could possibly love music more than I already do. The Billboard Music Awards has been the epitome of celebrating some of the best of the best in music," stated Smollett. "To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor."

"I'm still living in a dream – the success of Empire and now getting the honor to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. It’s truly a blessing," said Yazz.

"My hope is that 'Conqueror' will continue to inspire people as much as possible. It's such a powerful message! I cannot wait to perform it at the Billboard Music Awards with Jussie!" said Estelle.

They should top it off by letting Lucious and Cookie introduce their sons!

The Empire TV soundtrack — which features Smollett and Yazz on 12 of its 18 songs — debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It’s the first TV series soundtrack to hit No. 1 in the history of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Combined, all of the released songs from the TV series have sold 1.5 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Other confirmed performers include Iggy Azalea, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Britney Spears and Meghan Trainor.

The "2015 Billboard Music Awards" will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Gary Gentles

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