The 2020 Billboard Music Awards is hosted by three-time Billboard Music Award host Kelly Clarkson and airs live on NBC TONIGHT (Oct 14) from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
The three-hour live telecast will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments. Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data/Nielsen Music. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
Here is what to expect tonight: Host and opening performer Kelly Clarkson will be joined by Pentatonix and Sheila E.
Additional performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy feat. Ty Dolla $ign, BTS, Kane Brown feat. Swae Lee and Khalid, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, En Vogue, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone feat. Tyla Yahweh, and SAINt JHN.
Cher will present the Icon Award to Garth Brooks. Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms will present rapper and social activist Killer Mike with the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award.
Presenters include Addison Rae, Cher, Garcelle Beauvais, Jane Lynch, Jay Ellis, Jharrel Jerome, Julia Michaels, Lilly Singh, Nicole Richie, Spencer X, Taraji P. Henson, TwinsthenewTrend and tWitch.
Check out the list of nominees, which include reality stars: Blake Shelton (2): Top Selling Song, Top Country Song (“God’s Country); Camila Cabello (2): Top Hot 100 Song; Top Collaboration (Senorita); Carrie Underwood (1): Top Country Female Artist; Harry Styles (1): Billboard Chart Achievement Award; Koryn Hawthorne (1): Top Gospel Artist; Lauren Daigle (2): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“Rescue”); Melanie Martinez (1): Top Soundtrack (“K-12”); Morgan Wallen (2): Top Country Album (If I Know Me), Top Country Song (“Whiskey Glasses)