The show must go on!
Originally set to take place in Las Vegas on April 29, The 2020 Billboard Music Awards has been postponed to October 14, 2020.
The news comes in the wake of several award show ceremonies have been compelled to delay or modify their shows.
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Scheduled to air live, Dick Clark Productions and NBC released a statement which said, “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff – we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards. For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Awards has honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts, and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts over the last year. DCP and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”
The BBMAs are based on a 12-month reporting period that considers all digital interactions including digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.
It’s a hattrick for Kelly Clarkson:
Although the format of the show is still under wraps, singer Kelly Clarkson will return as the host for her third year straight.
The singer earlier had expressed her excitement about returning as the host for the third time. Excited to get back with her Billboard family, Kelly told how she loved being involved in an event that celebrates the artists and entertains the fans. She called the ceremony a “musical night” no one wants to miss.
Last year, the ceremony saw high-octane performances by Taylor Swift, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Madonna and many more. Drake has the most Billboard Music Awards of all time, as of 2019.
Other award shows that were postponed:
Other award shows that were postponed indefinitely until further notice are Tony Awards and the 93rd Academy Awards. The Tony Award which was scheduled for June 7 originally was postponed back in March whereas the Academy Awards scheduled for February 28, 2021, too got pushed to April 25.
MTV’s Video Music Awards will take place later this month. The event will be held in different locations around the city with no live audience instead of the original live show in the Barclays Center in New York City.
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The Primetime Emmy Awards have decided to host a virtual ceremony sticking to their original date of September 30. The show will have nominees and winners appear via Zoom.
The 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards, also infamously known as the SAG Awards is slated to be hosted on January 24. The Grammy 2021 is scheduled for January 31st whereas The Golden Globes 2021 which is usually held in early January is postponed to February 28.
Comedic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts for the fourth time, in the past being in 2013, 2014 and 2015.