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Billboard Music Awards 2020

Everything You Need To Know About The 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Nominees, Performers, More

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Nov. 2 2020, Updated 1:36 p.m. ET

The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards are finally here, and so many of our favorite stars are up for awards this year. That’s right, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Halsey, Shawn Mendes and so may more made the list of nominees, and we cannot wait to see who wins!

But wait, when is the awards show going to take place, you ask? Who else is nominated? Which celebrities are going to hit the stage to perform? Who is hosting the event? When and where will it take place and how can you watch it? Not to worry, people, because we rounded up everything you need to know. Here’s all the details we have so far about the 2020 Billboard Music Awards…

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When And Where Will The 2020 Billboard Awards Take Place?

Mark your calendars, you guys, because the star-studded event will go down at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 8:00 P.M. EST. It was originally scheduled to take place April 29, 2020, in Las Vegas, but the awards show was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It turns out, this is going to be the second awards show to happen live in-person since the outbreak. As fans know, the Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, September 20, 2020, but almost all of the stars made appearances remotely from their homes rather than physically in-person. The MTV Video Music Awards happened on August 30, 2020, and that was combined virtual moments and in-person performances.

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How Can You Watch The 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

They will air live on NBC, and we know we’ll be watching!

Who Is Hosting The 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

For the third year in a row, Kelly Clarkson is going to host the event.

Kelly Clarkson
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“I’m thrilled to be back with my Billboard family,” the singer said in a statement to Billboard back in February, when she was first announced as host. “I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This is a night of music that you won’t want to miss!”

Who Is Performing At The 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

Unfortunately, the performers haven’t been announced just yet, but we hope the network shares them soon! In the past, the award show has had stars like BTS, Swift, Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Dua Lipa, Normani, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato and more grace their stage, so we know whoever they choose is going to be epic.

John Legend
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Who Else Is Nominated For A 2020 Billboard Music Award?

The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019, through March 14, 2020. The original eligibility period “will remain intact to recognize and honor the chart-topping artists and musical successes achieved and to maintain consistent tracking periods for future shows,” a press release reads, according to People Magazine.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

ARTIST AWARDS

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

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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

 

ALBUM AWARDS

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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 AlbumKirk 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”

SONG AWARDS

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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”

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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”

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is taking this year’s icon award home. And get this, you guys — there are three fan voted categories this year, including the Billboard chart achievement award, top social artist and top collaboration — so get voting people!

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