The Billboard Music Awards are returning this year, airing in November instead of the usual window reserved for the American Music Awards. The 2023 edition of the BBMAs won’t be televised, with performances and award celebrations taking place at various locations around the world and airing on the BBMAs and Billboard social channels as well as BBMAs.watch. The show will start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with exclusive interviews and behind the scenes content starting at 8 a.m. PT and select winners being revealed from 2-5 p.m. PT.
The 2023 BBMAs will feature performances from a variety of artists including Morgan Wallen, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, Karol G, Tate McRae, Stray Kids, NewJeans, Peso Pluma, and Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey, currently on her Merry Christmas One and All tour, will also be honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for her chart-topping holiday song.
Morgan Wallen, who is up for 16 awards, the most for a male performer, will perform “98 Braves” with an audience featuring members of the 1998 Atlanta MLB team at the Braves’ current home of Truist Park in Atlanta. Bebe Rexha and David Guetta will perform “I’m Good (Blue)” and “One in a Million,” and Peso Pluma will deliver a boxing-inspired “Rubicon” performance, complete with an appearance by Mike Tyson.
In addition to the performers, Ludacris, T.I. and Jermaine Dupri are set to appear during the awards show. Taylor Swift leads the 2023 BBMA finalists with nods in 20 categories, and could surpass Drake as the winningest BBMA artist of all time if she wins five awards this year.
The Billboard Music Awards added nine new awards this year, including top Hot 100 songwriter, top Hot 100 producer, top rock duo/group, top global K-pop artist, top K-pop tour, top K-pop album, top global K-pop song, top Afrobeats artist and top Afrobeats song.
The Billboard Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, owned by Penske Media Eldridge, a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and Eldridge that also owns The Hollywood Reporter.
The 2023 BBMAs is sure to be a star-studded event with a lineup of talented performers and a diverse range of categories that reflect the ever-changing landscape of the music industry. The awards show promises to highlight the achievements of artists across different genres and provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents to a global audience. With its unique format and diverse lineup of performers, the 2023 BBMAs is set to deliver an unforgettable night of music and celebration.