The 2020 Billboard Music Award is the latest victim of the coronavirus outbreak. The annual event that will be live scheduled to air October 13 on NBC from Las Vegas has been postponed. No new date is set.
“In accordance with current guidelines set 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,” said NBC and producer Dick Clark Productions. in a report.
Kelly Clarkson, whose freshman talk show died amid fear of COVID-19, was due to host the trophy for the third time. Nominations for this year’s awards have yet to be announced.
In its switch to Wednesday night last year, the show averaged a 2.1 rating among adults ages 18-49 and 8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Live + ratings on the same day, easily surpassing the Big 4 networks on the night of May 1.
Billboard Music Award live nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including digital album and song sales, streaming, radio broadcasting, touring, and social engagement Panel. display and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
“For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Award have honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts,” the dcp-NBC statement added, “and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts. over the past year. dcp and NBC will announce a new date and location for the show in the near future. ”