The Billboard Music Awards Air Tonight!

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are finally set to go down tonight, and since fans have been waiting for months (it was supposed to happen earlier this year) it’s bound to be a great night of music. 

Host Kelly Clarkson is set to open the show with a cover of Whitney Houston’s version of Steve Windwood’s “Higher Love,” alongside Pentatonix and Sheila E, and there will be plenty more great performances to follow.

Other performers on the bill include Kane Brown with Swae Lee and Khalid, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, John Legend, Post Malone, Sia, Demi Lovato, BTS, , Bad Bunny, Brandy featuring Ty Dolla Sign, En Vogue, and Saint Jhn.

In addition, Garth Brooks will be honored with the Icon Award, and will perform a medley of hits from thirty-plus year career.

As for this year’s nominees, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Dan + Shay lead this year’s country pack with four each. While all three are mostly recognized in Country categories, Luke is recognized in the all-genre fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category, while Dan + Shay nabbed an all-genre Top Duo or Group category.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are tonight on NBC at 8 pm. Check out some of the nominees and the complete list here:

2020 Billboard Music Award Nominees

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted)

Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Country Album

Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Selling Song

Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Country Song

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”

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