Billboard Music Awards set for May 20th

NBC airing the awards show live coast to coast

NBC and Dick Clark Productions have set Sunday, May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT for its coast-to-coast live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).

This will mark the first telecast of the highly popular music awards show on NBC. The network acquired the rights to the BBMAs in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

The BBMAs showcases the hottest musical acts, biggest performances, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have the world talking.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. 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.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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