The 2020 Billboard Music Awards have been postponed amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upcoming award show was originally set to take place on April 29 in Las Vegas, but has been pushed back to a later date.

Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced in a statement: “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth 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. For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Awards has honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts, and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts over the last year. dcp and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”

The award show was set to be hosted by Kelly Clarkson, marking the third consecutive year she would have served host. Garth Brooks was also set to receive the coveted “Icon Award.”

Billboard Music Awards Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


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