With 16 nominations Post Malone was the most nominated artist. Categories he was nominated for include top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album with “Hollywood’s Bleeding”.
Lil Nas X came in second with 13 nominations followed by Billie Eilish and Khalid with 12 nominations. The latter two have both been nominated for top artist, with Billie Eilish also competing for top new artist and Khalid for top male artist having won top new artist in 2018.
Other artists to watch for are Taylor Swift who could win a record third artist of the year. She previously won in 2013 and 2015. She is currently nominated for 6 awards to add to the 23 she has previously won. Kayne West is competing for nine awards with four of the five nominations for top gospel song.
Drake with the most BBMAs, with 27, has been nominated for another 5 awards.
Three categories will be voted on by fans with the voting beginning on 1 October. They are chart achievement, top social artist and top collaboration, which Post Malone’s and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” is a contender. The primary voting platform will be TikTok this year.
Kelly Clarkson will host the event again this year to be broadcast live on Wednesday, 14 October at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on NBC. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place earlier this year on 29 April. However due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed. The awards are based on the chart period between 23 March 2019 to 14 March 2020.
Billboard Music Awards 2020: See highlight list of nominees below.
Top Artist: Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Post Malone, Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Roddy Ricch
Top Male Artist: DaBaby, Khalid, Lil Nas X, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Halsey Lizzo, Taylor Swift
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Post Malone, Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Lil Nas X, Post Malone
Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”; Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”; Khalid “Free Spirit”; Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”; Taylor Swift “Lover”
Top Soundtrack: “Aladdin”, “Descendants 3”, “Frozen II”, “K-12” by Melanie Martinez, “The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe
Top R&B Album: Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”, Justin Bieber “Changes”, Chris Brown “Indigo”, Khalid “Free Spirit”, Summer Walker “Over It”
Top Rap Album: DaBaby “Kirk”, Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”, Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”, Young Thug “So Much Fun”
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 Rock Album: The Lumineers “III”, Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”, Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”, Tool “Fear Inoculum”, Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”
Top Latin Album: J Balvi & Bad Bunny “Oasis”, Farruko “Gangalee”, Maluma “11:11”, Romeo Santos “Utopía”, Sech “Sueños”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii “Tim”, The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”, Illenium “Ascend”, Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”, Alan Walker “Different World”