NBC SCHEDULES THREE-HOUR ‘BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’ TO AIR LIVE COAST TO COAST ON SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The three-hour telecast of the award show will air on NBC starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. NBC and dick clark productions announced the news on Tuesday.
This will be the first telecast of the music award show on NBC. The network acquired the rights to the Billboard Music Awards in a multi-year deal with dick clark productions in November. dick clark produces the award show.
While the 2018 nominees have yet to be announced, a press release for the award show states "finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement." These metrics are tracked by Billboard and its partners over a 12-month period.
The “Billboard Music Awards” 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.
For the latest “Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
The “Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.