The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” airs Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The ceremony is hosted by three-time Billboard Music Award host Kelly Clarkson and airs live on NBC on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
 
The three-hour live telecast will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations, and buzzworthy moments. “Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on fundamental 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 MRC Data/Nielsen Music. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019, through March 14, 2020. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
 
Pentatonix will join host and opening performer Kelly Clarkson and Sheila E. Additional performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy feat. Ty Dolla $ign, BTS, Kane Brown feat. Swae Lee and Khalid, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, En Vogue, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone feat. Tyla Yahweh, and SAINt JHN. Garth Brooks will receive the elite ICON Award. Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, will present rapper and social activist Killer Mike with the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award. Presenters include Addison Rae, Cher, Garcelle Beauvais, Jane Lynch, Jay Ellis, Jharrel Jerome, Julia Michaels, Lilly Singh, Nicole Richie, Spencer X, Taraji P. Henson, TwinsthenewTrend, and tWitch.

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” are sponsored by TikTok and Xfinity. The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Linda Gierahn, Kelly Clarkson, and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

Source: Billboard Music Awards