The 2018 Billboard Awards just got another major boost—trailblazing groups En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa have been added to the performance line-up.
The two legendary groups will hit the stage together for a special performance that will honor the 30th anniversary Salt-N-Pepa becoming the first female rap artists to hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their iconic track, "Push It." The track peaked at No. 19 on the chart in 1988 after debuting on the chart in 1987.
“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement ( Billboard). “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one the best moments our amazing career. We are blessed.”
The groups pairing with En Vogue is extra special, as the two joined forces back in 1994 for their hit single, "Whatta Man,' which peaked at #3 on the Hot 100.
The Billboard Awards will air on May 20 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.