Airdate: Billboard Music Awards 2019

9GO! will screen the Billboard Music Awards 2019 next week featuring Madonna, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson and Khalid.

It will be streamed Live on 9Now from 10.00am AEST on Thursday, May 2, followed by a broadcast at midday on 9GO!

Featuring the hottest music acts, the Billboard Music Awards, which celebrate the highest selling performers in the world, will be presented from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas by five-time BBMA nominee Kelly Clarkson.

Madonna and Maluma will take to the stage for the worldwide television premiere performance of Medellin, the first track from Madonna’s highly anticipated 14th studio album Madame X, which will be released on June 14.

Mariah Carey will receive the coveted ICON Award and perform a medley of her greatest hits. Previous recipients of the award include Janet Jackson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Panic! at the Disco will perform at the awards for the first time and chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey will perform her No.1 hit Without Me. Khalid, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Lauren Daigle, Sam Smith and Normani will also take to the stage for buzzworthy moments throughout the ceremony.

Cardi B leads the nominations with 21 nods in 18 categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album.

Drake and Post Malone follow with 17 nominations each, Travis Scott is up for 12, XXXtentacion has 10, and Arianna Grande rounds off the top five with nine nominations.

Billboard Music Award nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its partners. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 to March 7, 2019. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are considered the ultimate measure of success in music.

10.00am AEST on Thursday, May 2 on 9Now.
12pm on 9GO!

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