The Billboard Music Awards nominations are here! On Tuesday, nominees in two categories were announced on the Today show, with followup announcements made on Billboard.com and Twitter throughout the morning.
Up for the Top Artist award are Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, while Top Billboard 200 Album nominees include Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, Swift's Lover, Khalid's Free Spirit, Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding and Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next.
Originally set to take place in April, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the date has changed, the host has not, with Kelly Clarkson returning to helm the show.
This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020. Nominees and winners are based on 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 MRC Data/Nielsen Music.
eonline wrote: Kelly Clarkson hosts this year's Billboard Music Awards, which was rescheduled to Oct. 14 after the pandemic delayed the ceremony. Check out the nominees below.
Lights, camera, 2020 Billboard Music Awards!
After the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to delay the annual ceremony back in April, music lovers can now mark their calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 14. Kelly Clarkson is returning as the host of the Billboard Music Awards for the third consecutive year.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the nominees for two of the top categories—Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album—were announced live on Today. Notable nominees from the categories include Taylor Swift, Khalid and the Jonas Brothers. Previously announced Icon Award recipient Garth Brooks is also set to appear.
Prior to its postponement, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were initially supposed to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Plans for a pandemic-friendly show have not been revealed, but if the Emmys are any indication, there's no doubt that a virtual awards show can be done!
Find out who's nominated below:
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next
Khalid, Free Spirit
Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
Taylor Swift, Lover
Additional nominees are set to be announced, more to come...
Tune into NBC to catch the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.