Awards season isn’t over simply but. The 2021 Billboard Music Awards is that this weekend.
And if it seems like final yr’s have been simply yesterday, you’re not far off: The coronavirus pandemic pushed 2020’s awards to October.
However now, considered one of music’s largest nights — which provides followers the facility to vote for his or her picks — is again on observe, with a vengeance. The Weeknd, who was infamously snubbed by the Grammys and vowed to boycott them ceaselessly, is predicted to make a giant displaying at this yr’s awards. The Tremendous Bowl powerhouse is a finalist in a whopping 16 classes.
Maybe he’ll even debut a brand new face for the event.
Additionally on the docket: Korean pop kings BTS. The South Korean septet grew to become the first Okay-pop act to be nominated for a Grammy final yr. Although they misplaced the class, their history-making efficiency solely fueled the hype for future American awards reveals, together with the Billboards. They’ll be debuting their newest tune, “Butter.”
Right here’s all the pieces you want to know concerning the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
When and the place are the awards?
The awards present might be on Might 23 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at eight p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.
How can I watch them?
Who will host them?
Nick Jonas, 28, might be our information for the night time.
How are the awards chosen?
This one works a bit of in another way, in that there aren’t precisely nominations from some contentious academy, however moderately musicians’ industrial success. The Billboard Music Awards are primarily based on the chart interval of March 21, 2020, by means of April three, 2021.
How can I vote for my faves?
Two of the 51 classes are fan-voted, as properly.
Vote here for Prime Social Artist and Prime Collaboration. Finalists within the Billboard vote class for Prime Social Artist embody BTS, Ariana Grande, Blackpink, SB19 and Seventeen.
For Prime Collaboration, you possibly can vote for 24KGoldn ft. Iann Dior’s “Temper,” Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth’s “I Hope,” Chris Brown and Younger Thug’s “Go Loopy,” DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar,” and Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne’s “Whats Poppin.” Check the rules here.
Who else is performing?
BTS is predicted to make a splash with their new hit “Butter.”
Different heavy hitters who’re anticipated to affix the performances and honors embody Doja Cat, SZA, AJR, Dangerous Bunny and Karol G, DJ Khaled that includes H.E.R. and Migos, Duran Duran, Glass Animals, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with Sounds Of Blackness that includes Ann Nesby and Twenty One Pilots will even carry out.
Pink, who’s receiving Billboard’s Icon Award, will even be represented, and Alicia Keys will mark the 20th anniversary of her debut album, “Songs In A Minor.”