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MAY 20

Listen Now! BBMAs Presenters’ Songs of the Summer Playlist

It’s almost here! The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will light up your world this SUNDAY! If you haven’t heard, we just announced all of this year’s presenters, including some of today’s biggest names in TV, film and music. To really pump up the mood this weekend heading into the show, we asked our presenters to nominate the songs they are currently jamming to for our Songs of the Summer playlist on Apple Music. Check out the line-up and the reasoning behind their choices below!

Here what some of our presenters had to say about their song choices:


Ansel Elgort


1. “Final Song” (Diplo & Jauz remix) by Mø

2. “Killing Spree” by Logic ft. Ansel Elgort​


DJ Khaled


1. “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

2. “Shining” by DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce and Jay-Z




1. “The Good Life” by G-Eazy & Kehlani

“I think it has real potential to be a summer anthem because it’s a feel good record about celebrating your accomplishments with the people that have stuck by your side since the beginning.”

2. “I’m The One” by Dj Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

“With that many heavy hitters on one track it’s going to be hard to stop that record from going to the top and staying there. It was also produced by my homie, the bays own Nic Nac so you know I gotta keep it in the family.”


Hailee Steinfeld


1. “Passionfruit” by Drake

2. “I’m The One” by Dj Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

“These songs are the perfect backdrop for a great summer beach party!”


Josh Duhamel


1. “Sunset Lover” by Petit Biscuit

“Love the hypnotic vibe of ‘Sunset Lover’. Something calming and happy about it.”

2. “Issues” by Julia Michaels

“I think ‘Issues’ speaks for itself. It’s honest and let’s face it, we all got ’em.”


Logan Paul


1. “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

“Because it’s stacked with musical superstars and it’s impossible not to dance to this song.”

2. ‘Taking You” by Why Don’t We

“The perfect song for summer couples and everyone rockin’ that single life like yours truly.”


Mark Cuban


1. “Closer” by Powers

2. “Middle Of the Night” by The Vamps

“Every summer needs something fun. These are my jams by the pool working out or going out.”


Nicole Scherzinger


1. “Unforgettable” by French Montana

“Because he’s a great friend and the video and message are beautiful.”

2. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi

“Because it makes her want to dance like the dancing emoji lady! 💃”


Noah Cyrus


1. “Heatstroke” by Calvin Harris

“‘Heatstroke’ is so groovy and makes you wanna dance.”

2. “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

“‘I’m The One’ is just fun from start to finish and I love all of the artists on the song.”


Olivia Munn


1. “White Teeth Teens” by Lorde

“Those great whites really do have big teeth.”

2. “It Ain’t Me” by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

“This is a song that you can dance to or just chill in the car to.”


Rachel Lindsey


1. “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

2. “Mask Off” by Future

3. “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar


Rita Ora


1. “Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran

2. “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus


Sara Foster


1. “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles

“It feels very Pink Floyd to me. My young daughters sing it all day long.”

2. “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus

“Finally new Miley music! It’s all in the title! Malibu! This will be the ballad of he summer! So sweet and romantic as she is clearly talking about her boyfriend!”


Savvy Shields


1. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

“Because I can’t stop listening, or dancing, to it.”

2. “ILYSB” by LANY

“There’s no better summer driving song.”


Lindsey Stirling


1. “Love’s Just A Feeling” by Lindsey Stirling

“For ‘Love’s Just a Feeling’ I got to work with one of my favorite producers- Zedd and the amazing singer Rooty. This song perfectly combines three very unique and different artists to make a musical blend that is fresh and original.”

2. “Told You So” by Paramore

“Paramore took a big risk in their new album by trying out a new sound and I respect that. ‘Told You So’ is fun and full of musical color and hayley williams sounds amazing in it!!”


Prince Michael Jackson


1. “Element” by Kendrick Lamar

2. “Loyalty” by Kendrick Lamar

“Anything Kendrick Lamar puts out will be a big song of the summer for me. I’ve been listening to ‘Element’ and ‘Loyalty’ on repeat.”


3. “Location” by Khalid

4. “Sad Love Song” by Khalid

5. “Young, Dumb & Broke” by Khalid

“I’m a big fan of Khalid’s too, and i’d love to work on a music video for him.. ‘Location’ and ’Sad Love Song’ are a couple of my favorites. ‘Young Dumb and Broke’ is another one of his i’ll have in heavy rotation for the summer.”


Alexandra Daddario


1. “Don’t Take the Money” by Bleachers

“Makes me feel YOUNG and ALIVE!! Wooo hooo”

2. “I’m the One” by Dj Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

“It’s fun and catchy, and what says summer hit more than Justin Bieber?”


Ashley Tisdale


1. “Stay Together” by  Noah Cyrus

“Noah really has her own thing going on right now and Stay Together I feel could be a summer anthem.”

2. “Stay” by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara

“I am a big fan of everything Zedd does and this song with Alessia is on repeat in my car!”


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