The star-studded Billboard Music Awards 2020 has a lineup of performers and performances guaranteed to satisfy nearly any musical taste.
The show airs on NBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 8 p.m. Eastern time and Pacific time. It is filmed live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Kelly Clarkson will host and give the show’s opening performance. She will be followed by performers including Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS and Garth Brooks.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Billboard Music Awards 2020 Lineup Includes John Legend, Luke Combs & Post Malone
Clarkson, the BBMA 2020 host, will open the show tonight, according to Billboard. Garth Brooks will also perform a medley of his hits, spanning his decades-long career.
“The @Billboard Awards are TONIGHT!! You’re not going to believe who is presenting!” he wrote on Twitter. “And we brought ALL of you with us…can i just say, y’all are going to look AMAZING on the show tonight!! Thank you for the ride:) love, g #BBMAs”
Demi Lovato is prepared to perform her new single, “Commander in Chief,” which she just released one day before the event. Watch the music video below beginning at 11 p.m. Oct. 14:
John Legend will perform “Never Break” from his album, Bigger Love. Post Malone is also a performer. He’ll be performing with Tyla Yahweh.
In a highly anticipated presentation, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will present rapper and social activist Killer Mike with the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award.
Here is the complete list of performers and presenters:
Brandy featuring Ty Dolla Sign
Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Sheila E.
Kane Brown, Swae Lee & Khalid
Post Malone featuring Tyla Yahweh
Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms
Taraji P. Henson
Kelly Clarkson Will Give the Opening Performance With ‘Higher Love’
Clarkson is hosting the Billboard Music Awards for the second year in a row, and for the third time. She is also the show’s opening performer. The show’s opening number will be a rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love,’ performed alongside Pentatonix and Sheila E, according to Billboard.
The show was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled for April 29, set to air live from Los Angeles. The announcement was made March 17. Eventually, the date and venue was changed.
Clarkson was enthusiastic about the show in the hours leading up to the ceremony.
“TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!” she wrote on Twitter. “Let’s do this, @BBMAs! All happening at 8/7c on @NBC! #BBMAs”
She also shared a photo of herself with Garth Brooks, who will receive this year’s icon award.
“If you know me then you know I love @GarthBrooks!” she wrote. “I’ve been a fan for years and he has even been a guest on @KellyClarksonTV! Well, he’s this year’s @BBMAs icon and is performing during the show. Multiple musical notesRaising hands Tune-in TONIGHT at 8/7c on @NBC! #BBMAs”