Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the 2020 BBMAs!

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the 2020 BBMAs!

Coming in at a later date than usual this year is the Billboard Music Awards! With the nominees just being announced and only a few weeks until showtime, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the 2020 BBMAs.

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Will new songs that released after the original award ceremony date be acknowledged at the 2020 BBMAs?

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23rd 2019 through March 14th 2020, which was set for the originally scheduled show on April 29th 2020 that was then postponed due to the pandemic. According to Billboard, the original eligibility period will remain intact to recognize the chart-topping artists and musical successes achieved and to maintain consistent tracking periods for future shows.

So, don’t worry too much, as all of the incredible music our ears were blessed with from the summer period will still have their chance to shine at the 2021 awards! 

When will this year’s BBMAs be taking place? 

Normally taking place around May, this year’s awards ceremony has been postponed to the fall, following the unpredictability of COVID-19. But better late than never, right?

This year’s awards will be taking place on Wednesday October 14th at 8PM E.T on NBC, so make a note in your diary!

Who is hosting this year’s BBMAs? 

Kelly Clarkson will be taking on the role as host at this year’s awards for the third year in a row, and we’re sure she’ll do a spectacular job as usual!

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Who is the recipient of the Icon Award?

This year’s Icon Award will be going to Garth Brooks. The 19-time BBMAs winner will also be delivering a performance, being the first announced performer for this year’s awards! 

Who else is performing at this year’s BBMAs?

This year’s performers include our wonderful host Alicia Keys, alongside Demi Lovato, and nominees BTS, SIA, Post Malone, Bad Bunny, and Luke Combs. Check back soon to see if more performers are announced!

Can we vote at this year’s BBMAs?

This year’s fan-voted categories are Top Social Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, and Top Collaboration. Voting will be open on October 1st!

Who is nominated at this year’s BBMAs? 

Post Malone leads this year’s nominations with 16 under his belt, with Lil Nas X nominated for 13 awards, Billie Eilish and Khalid for 12, Lizzo for 11, and Kanye West for 9. Some fan-favorite nominees include BTS for Top Group/Duo and Top Social Artist and Ariana Grande for Top Female Artist and Top 200 Billboard Album. Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Swift have also bagged themselves some nominations!

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Check out the full list of nominees:

Top Artist

Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Rich

Top Duo/Group

BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist

DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Billboard 200 Album

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish 
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande 
Free Spirit – Khalid 
Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone 
Lover – Taylor Swift 

Top Hot 100 Song

‘Someone You Loved’ – Lewis Capaldi
‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
‘Truth Hurts’ – Lizzo
‘Senorita’ – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
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

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Chart

Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist

Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Top Social Artist

BTS
Billie Eilish
GOT7
EXO
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist

Elton John
Metallica
P!nk
Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

Top Male R&B 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 Rich

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
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
Tame Impala
Tool
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour

Elton John
Metallica
Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist

Anuel_A
San Benito
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos Page

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Avicii
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
4kingandcountry
Hillsong United
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West

Top Soundtrack

Aladdin
Descendants 3

Frozen II
K-12 – Melanie Martinez
The Dirt – Motley Crue

Top R&B Album

Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
Changes – Justin Bieber
Indigo – Chris Brown
Free Spirit – Khalid
Over It – Summer Walker

Top Rap Album

Kirk – DaBaby
Death Race For Love – Juice Wrld
Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Rich
So Much Fun – Young Thug

Top Country Album

Experiment – Kane Brown
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
GIRL – Maren Morris
Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
If I Know Me – Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Album

III – The Lumineers
We Are Not Your Kind – Slipknot
The Slow Rush – Tame Impala
Fear Inoculum – Tool
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

Top Latin Album

Oasis – J Balvin & San Benito
Gangalee – Furrako
11:11 – Maluma
Utopia – Romeo Santos
Suenos – Sech

Top Dance/Electronic Album

TIM – Avicii
World War Joy – The Chainsmokers
Ascend – Illenium
Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set – Marshmello
Different World – Alan Walker

Top Christian Album

Victory: Recorded Live – Bethel Music
Only Jesus – Casting Crowns
People – Hillsong United
Victorious – Skillet
Jesus is King – Kanye West

Top Gospel Album

Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin
Goshen – Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
The Cry: A Live Worship Experience – William McDowell
Jesus is Born – Sunday Service Choir
Jesus is King – Kanye West

Top Streaming Song

‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown ft Drake
‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Rae Cyrus
‘Ran$om’ – Lil Tecca
‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ – Post Malone & Swan Lee

Top Selling Song

‘Someone You Loved’ – Lewis Capaldi
‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
‘Truth Hurts’ – Lizzo
‘God’s Country’ – Blake Shelton

Top Radio Song

‘Someone You Loved’ – Lewis Capaldi
‘Sucker’ – Jonas Brothers
‘Talk’ – Khalid
‘Truth Hurts’ – Lizzo
‘I Don’t Care’ – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

Top Collab

‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown ft Drake
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
‘Senorita’ – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
‘I Don’t Care’ – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

Top R&B Song

‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown ft Drake
‘Juicy’ – Doja Cat & Tyga
‘Talk’ – Khalid
‘Good As Hell’ – Lizzo
‘Heartless’ The Weeknd

Top Rap Song

‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
Ran$som – Lil Tecca
‘Truth Hurts’ – Lizzo
‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ – Post Malone & Swan Lee
‘Wow’ – Post Malone

Top Country Song

‘10,000 Hours’ – Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris
‘One Man Band’ – Old Dominion
‘God’s Country’ – Blake Shelton
‘Whiskey Glasses’ – Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Song

‘Bad Liar’ – Imagine Dragons
‘I Think I’m Okay’ – Machine Gun Kelly X Yungblud X Travis Barker
‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It’ – Panic! At The Disco
‘Chlorine’ – Twenty One Pilots
‘The Hype’ – Twenty One Pilots

Top Latin Song

‘China’ – Aunuel_A, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin
‘Callaita’ – Bad Bunny & Tainy
‘Con Calma’ – Daddy Yankee ft Snow
‘No Me Conoce’ – Jhayco, J Balvin & San Benito
‘Otro Trago’ – Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel_A

Top Dance/Electronic Song

‘Ritmo (Bad Boys For Live)’ – Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin
‘Close To Me’ Ellie Goulding X Diplo ft Swae Lee
‘Good Things Fall Apart’ – Illenium & John Bellion
‘Higher Love’ – Kygo X Whitney Houston
‘Here With Me’ – Marshmello ft CHVRCHES

Top Christian Song

‘Raise A Hallelujah’ – Bethem Music, Johnathan David Helser & Melissa Helser
‘Nobody’ – Casting Crowns ft Matthew West
‘Rescue’ – Lauren Daigle
‘God Only Knows’ – 4kingandcountry
‘Follow God’ – Kanye West

Top Gospel Song

‘Love Theory’ – Kirk Franklin
‘Closed on Sunday’ – Kanye West
‘Follow God’ – Kanye West
‘On God’ – Kanye West
‘Selah’ – Kanye West

Who are you rooting for at this year’s BBMAs? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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