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Billboard Music Awards 2020

Billboard Music Awards 2020: times, TV and how to watch online

The votes have been counted, the presenters have their scripts written, and the guest performers are readying themselves to shine. Why don't you join them?

Billboard Music Awards 2020: times, TV and how to watch online

Are you ready? Like most major events planned for 2020, the global coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll. But, despite the delay, the Billboard Music Awards 2020 are here!

Obviously the main purpose of the event is to hand out the awards as musicians are recognised for their contributions to the industry, but there’s so much more to fill the live show and you can join in the fun. Let’s have a look at what’s going to be coming your way…

2020 Billboard Music Awards: what time does it start?

The big event kicks off at 8pm ET on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. That is 5pm PT and 2am CEST in the early hours of Thursday 14 October.

If you live in another timezone, check out what time it starts where you are here.

2020 Billboard Music Awards: how can I watch it?

NBC is the place to be to watch the entertainment and presentations unfold live. As well as the cable option, it can also be accessed online via the usual streaming platforms including YouTube TV, AT&T and Sling. Nearer the time, we’ll provide you with our very own live feed right here.

2020 Billboard Music Awards: who is hosting and performing?

American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson is our glamorous host for the night. She has already provided us with a behind-the-scenes sneak peak with you can watch below:

The performers (in alphabetical order):

Alicia Keys

Bad Bunny

Brandy featuring Ty Dolla Sign


Demi Lovato

Doja Cat

En Vogue

Garth Brooks

John Legend

Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and Sheila E.

Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid

Luke Combs

Post Malone

Saint Jhn


2020 Billboard Music Awards: who are the 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

Top Male Artist: DaBaby, Khalid, Lil Nas X, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Halsey Lizzo, Taylor Swift

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

Album Awards:

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 Balvi & 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”

This is a summary of the main awards but we can point you in the direction of the complete list of nominees.