2019 Billboard Music Awards air May 1st on NBC
Dick Clark Productions and NBC have announced that global superstars BTS will take the stage with chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey for the worldwide collaborative debut of their brand-new track “Boy With Luv” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. BTS and Halsey join previously announced performers Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani, plus a special performance by 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey. The 2019 BBMAs, with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1st at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.
Two-time Billboard Music Award winners BTS last performed at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with their top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single “Fake Love.” They also walked away with the Top Social Artist trophy in both 2017 and 2018, and are nominated in the Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist categories this year. Three-time Billboard Music Award winner Halsey took the Billboard Music Awards stage in both 2017 and 2018, first performing her hit “Now or Never” and then joining The Chainsmokers the following year to pay tribute to Avicii. Halsey is nominated this year for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Song for “Without Me.”
Billboard Music Awards 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. 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.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers. The 2019 BBMAs are sponsored by T-Mobile.