How to Watch the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

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The Billboard Music Awards are back!

After a three-year hosting run from Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas will be taking over the role at this year's event, and he'll also be joining the rest of the Jonas Brothers for a performance at the BBMAs.

Other performers include BTS, Doja Cat, SZA, AJR, Bad Bunny and Karol G, DJ Khaled featuring H.E.R. and Migos, Duran Duran, Glass Animals, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with Sounds Of Blackness featuring Ann Nesby and Twenty One Pilots.

27-time Billboard Music Award-winner Drake will be honored with the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award, while P!nk will receive the Icon Award. Trae Tha Truth will receive the Change Maker Award.The Weeknd leads this year's finalists with 16 nominations, followed by DaBaby with 11. See the full list here.

When Are the 2021 BBMAs? Air Date, Channel, Time

which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

How to Watch the BBMAs on TV

For TV viewing, you'll need a traditional cable package (AT&T offers plans here) or through a digital antenna (like this one).

How to Stream the BBMAs Online Free

There are also a number of ways to stream the BBMAS online.

1. Stream the BBMAs on Peacock

Since the Billboard Music Awards are airing on NBC, you can stream the event live on Peacock. You can get a basic Peacock subscription for free, but you’ll only have access to some of the app's catalogue. Peacock Premium, which allows you to watch everything ad-free, has a seven-day free trial.

2. Stream the BBMAs on Hulu + Live TV

The Hulu With Live TV plan gives users access to NBC (and more than 60 other television channels), which allows you to watch the BBMAs as well as the network's other sports and TV offerings.

Hulu has a seven-day free trial, which you can sign up for here.

3. Stream the BBMAs on fuboTV & Sling TV

SlingTV pairs with almost any device and lets you customize which channels you want on your plan. As a result, you can watch the BBMAs for free on NBC. It's offering a seven-day free trial here.

Similarly, fuboTV also has a seven-day free trial. The service allows access to more than 200 TV channels, including NBC, of course, so you can stream the Billboard Music Awards live.