The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will tape live, despite COVID-19
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on October 8, 2020
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards is scheduled for Oct. 14, and boasts an all-star lineup of superstar talent.
This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, and was originally scheduled for April 29, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Singer and Talk Show host Kelly Clarkson will serve as the host, and country crooner Garth Brooks will be taking the stage as this year’s ICON Award recipient.
Other performers will include; Post Malone, Doja Cat, Swae Lee, Demi Lovato, and BTS to name a few.
Post Malone leads the pack with 16 nominees, followed by first-time nominees Lil Nas X with 13 and Billie Eilish with 12.
See the shortlist of nominees below:
Top New Artist:
Lil Nas X
Top Song Sales Artist:
Lil Nas X
Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”
Top Rap Female Artist:
Megan Thee Stallion
Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker “Over It”