The trio will unveil the names of the nominees in five categories during the 8 a.m. hour ET, after which the remaining categories will be unveiled on the BBMA social channels (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram).
The three-hour show will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts and feature unexpected collaborations and buzzy moments. BBMA nominees and winners 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 awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
Clarkson hosted the 2018 BBMAs, which featured big wins by Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Camila Cabello, Ozuna, Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Khalid and Ed Sheeran, and performances from Sheeran, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, Shawn Mendes & Khalid, Clarkson, Khalid and Normani, Salt-N-Pepa, BTS, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and Janet Jackson.
The 2019 BBMAs will air on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.