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Billboard Music Awards 2021: times, TV and how to watch online

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will be held on 23 May, 2021, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California and will be hosted by Nick Jonas.

Billboard Music Awards 2021: times, TV and how to watch online
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The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles will host Sunday's 2021 Billboard Music Award ceremony with the event set to be hosted by Nick Jonas.

There will be an eclectic mix of live music with starts from past and present straddling a number of genres with Alicia Keys, The Weeknd and Duran Duran set to perform.

Other performers set to star in the show include: AJR, Bad Bunny, BTS, DJ Khaled feat. H.E.R. and Migos, Glass Animals, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with Sounds of Blackness feat. Ann Nesby, Karol G, P!nk, and Twenty One Pilots. Additionally, Nick Jonas will be performing with the other Jonas Brothers and Marshmello.

Artist of the decade

Canadian rapper Drake is set to be awarded with 'Artist of the decade'. The Toronto native holds a record having scooped a staggering 27 Billboard awards having secured 12 awards alone in the 2109 ceremony.

BTS anticipation

One of the most anticipated performances of the night is that of the South Korean pop sensation, BTS. To date the group has received five Billboard Music Awards and this year is nominated for four including, Top Duo/Group, Top Selling Song “Dynamite”, Top Social Artist, and Top Song Sales Artist. The group will perform their new single “Butter” which was released on Friday 21 May.

Sin tituloMembers of South Korean K-pop boy band BTS pose for photographs during a press conference to promote their new single album 'Butter' in Seoul on May 21, 2021. (Photo by - / Dong-A Ilbo / AFP) / South Korea OUT

What time do the Billboard Music Awards start at?

The event is set for a 20:00 (ET) 02:00 (CEST on Monday) start in LA.

Find out what time the Billboard Music Awards (2021) gets underway where you are in the world.

Where to watch the 2021 Billboard Music Awards?

The event will be broadcast in the United States via NBC but there are a series of online platforms where the ceremony can be followed. Subscription services: Peacock, Fubo TV, Hulu and Sling TV will all be carrying the awards on their respective platforms for viewers in the USA.