The 2023 Billboard Music Awards is being held today, November 19, and it’s not your typical awards show. This year, Billboard is featuring a revamped format.
Rather than a single arena, the ceremony will feature performances and acceptance speeches “in global locations, in the midst of sold-out tours, and in custom venues,” the producers say.
How to Watch BBMAs 2023 (FREE)
This year, the BBMAs are switching things up. Instead of a red carpet and broadcast ceremony, the awards will roll out winner celebrations and performances online. Things kick off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Sunday Nov. 19 at BBMAs.watch and BBMAs and Billboard social channels.
2023 Billboard Music Awards preview
The 2023 BBMAs will honor the year’s hottest names in music determined by year-end performance metrics on the Billboard charts. The program, produced by Dick Clark Productions, will deliver a reimagined award show concept that will entertain fans with music and exclusive content. Performances and award celebrations will take place in global locations, in the midst of sold-out tours, and in custom venues.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the BBMAs and Spotify Fans First have teamed up to identify fans who have consumed the most hours of music over the past year and helped drive their favorite artists to the top spots on the Billboard charts. These fans received a “golden ticket” granting them access to attend a performance curated by their favorite artists, expressly for the 2023 BBMAs.
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s travel program and marketplace, is presenting this year’s BBMAs. Other sponsors include Lexus, who surprised one lucky fan with VIP treatment with a private ride in a luxury Lexus vehicle to the one-of-a-kind performance.
Here’s the full list of 2023 Billboard Music Awards performers:
Bebe Rexha & David Guetta