One of the most expected events of the music world is coming in a few days. T-minus just 6 days to the show that will be broadcasted live from NBC. This amazing event from Billboard was originally scheduled for April 29th, but it had to be delayed in the light of the pandemic, however, it just has made that the excitement of everyone rises more. That because even the host of the annual meeting was an object of doubts and suggestions, but in Billboard's words, "Kelly Clarkson, is still on board".
The 2019 BBMA aired on May 1st and were without doubts has been a complete success. According to Nilsen Media Research, the show averaged a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers. This year, more and more viewers are expected because of all the hype around the show that is being expected for more than a year since the last edition.
The nominee list of the Billboard Music Award for this year was released last month on the 22nd. Post Malone stands out with 16 nominations, followed by Lil Nas X with 15 and Billie Eilish and Khalid with 12 nominations each. Last year, Cardi B headed the list of indications with the incredible number of 21 nominations in 18 categories, but on the other hand, this year she was nominated for just one category.
Top Artist: Billie Eilish Jonas Brothers Khalid Post Malone Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: DaBaby Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Roddy Ricch
Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Mariah Carey Luke Combs Lil Nas X Harry Styles Taylor Swift
Top Male Artist: DaBaby Khalid Lil Nas X Post Malone Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish Ariana Grande Halsey Lizzo Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS Dan + Shay Jonas Brothers Maroon 5 Panic! At The Disco
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake Billie Eilish Khalid Post Malone Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: DaBaby Billie Eilish Khalid Lil Nas X Post Malone
Top Streaming Songs Artist: DaBaby Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Post Malone Travis Scott
Top Song Sales Artist: Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Post Malone Taylor Swift
Top Radio Songs Artist: Jonas Brothers Khalid Lizzo Shawn Mendes Post Malone
Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted): BTS Billie Eilish EXO GOT7 Ariana Grande
Top Touring Artist: Elton John Metallica P!nk The Rolling Stones Ed Sheeran
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown Khalid Lizzo Summer Walker The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist: Chris Brown Khalid The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé Lizzo Summer Walker
Top R&B Tour: B2K Janet Jackson Khalid
Top Rap Artist: DaBaby Juice WRLD Lil Nas X Post Malone Roddy Ricch
Top Rap Male Artist: DaBaby Lil Nas X Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B City Girls Megan Thee Stallion
Top Rap Tour: Drake Post Malone Travis Scott
Top Country Artist: Kane Brown Luke Combs Dan + Shay Maren Morris Thomas Rhett
Top Country Male Artist: Kane Brown Luke Combs Thomas Rhett
Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Old Dominion
Top Country Tour: Eric Church Florida Georgia Line George Strait
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons Panic! At The Disco Tame Impala Tool twenty-one pilots
Top Rock Tour: Elton John Metallica The Rolling Stones
Top Latin Artist: Anuel AA Bad Bunny J Balvin Ozuna Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Avicii The Chainsmokers DJ Snake Illenium Marshmello
Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle Elevation Worship For King & Country Hillsong United Kanye West
Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin Koryn Hawthorne Tasha Cobbs Leonard Sunday Service Choir Kanye West
Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” Khalid “Free Spirit” Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Taylor Swift “Lover”
Top Soundtrack: “Aladdin” “Descendants 3” “Frozen II” “K-12” by Melanie Martinez “The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe
Top R&B Album: Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album” Justin Bieber “Changes” Chris Brown “Indigo” Khalid “Free Spirit” Summer Walker “Over It”
Top Rap Album: DaBaby “Kirk” Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love” Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” Young Thug “So Much Fun”
Top Country Album: Kane Brown “Experiment” Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get” Maren Morris “Girl” Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road” Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”
Top Rock Album: The Lumineers “III” Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind” Tame Impala “The Slow Rush” Tool “Fear Inoculum” Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”
Top Latin Album: J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis” Farruko “Gangalee” Maluma “11:11” Romeo Santos “Utopía” Sech “Sueños”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii “Tim” The Chainsmokers “World War Joy” Illenium “Ascend” Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set” Alan Walker “Different World”
Top Christian Album: Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live” Casting Crowns “Only Jesus” Hillsong United “People” Skillet “Victorious” Kanye West “Jesus is King”
Top Gospel Album Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love” Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen” William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience” Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born” Kanye West “Jesus is King”
Top Hot 100 Song: Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” Billie Eilish “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Top Streaming Song: Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance” Billie Eilish “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lil Tecca “Ran$om” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Top Selling Song: Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” Billie Eilish “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Top Radio Song: Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” Jonas Brothers “Sucker” Khalid “Talk” Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”
Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted): Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”
Top R&B Song: Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance” Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy” Khalid “Talk” Lizzo “Good As Hell” The Weeknd “Heartless”
Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lil Tecca “Ran$om” Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” Post Malone “Wow.”
Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours” Maren Morris “The Bones” Old Dominion “One Man Band” Blake Shelton “God’s Country” Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar” Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay” Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine” Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”
Top Latin Song: Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China” Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita” Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma” Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce” Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me” Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart” Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love” Marshmello ft. Chvrches “Here With Me”
Top Christian Song: Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah” Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody” Lauren Daigle “Rescue” For King & Country “God Only Knows” Kanye West “Follow God”
Top Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin “Love Theory” Kanye West “Closed on Sunday” Kanye West “Follow God” Kanye West “On God” Kanye West “Selah”
This year the show will give space for the performances of superstars like Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs, Post Malone, Demi Lovato, Sia, and En Vogue. It seems to be an amazing list, but in my opinion, it is to narrow. I think it misses some other incredible artists from different genres, but it is just an opinion after all. Anyway, this list is not definitive yet and more artists can head up here anytime.
As previously announced, Garth Brooks will receive the coveted ICON Award, joining only eight other artists to ever receive the honor, and take the stage for a highly anticipated performance.
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be aired live Wednesday, Oct 14th at 8 p.m ET on NBC. They will take place at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
According to Billboard, "this year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, set for the originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, which was postponed due to the pandemic. 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 Nielsen Music/MRC Data".
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.