NBC and dick clark productions just announced the postponement of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to air on NBC live from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29th. The network did not provide a rescheduled date.
In a statement the two companies said, “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff – we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards. For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Awards has honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts, and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts over the last year. dcp and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”
NBC and dcp announced last month that The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson would return to host the show for a third year in a row.
“I’m thrilled to be back with my Billboard family,” Kelly said. “I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This a night of music that you won’t want to miss!”
Except we will miss it. For now at least. While the host had been named, the nominees were yet to be revealed.