BBMAs air on May 20th on NBC
The first round of performers for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been announced by Dick Clark Productions and NBC. Top New Artist nominee, Camila Cabello, UK’s hottest act, Dua Lipa, and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Shawn Mendes, will all take the stage on a night filled with music’s biggest names!
Hosted by The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100!
Also, the first set of BBMAs performer GIPHY stickers is available. Custom stickers for Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes can be found within Instagram Stories by clicking the GIF button and searching for “BBMAs.”
Nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced earlier this month on NBC’s TODAY Show and on a livestream from Billboard’s NY office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.
Voting for the two fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key 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 Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. 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
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