Kelly Clarkson will host this year's Billboard Music Awards on October 14. It was originally scheduled for April 29. However, COVID-19 guidelines implemented this year have delayed most music events and production.
Though the awarding has been delayed, the awardees are based on the chart results from March 23, 2019, to March 14, 2020. The chart period is still based on what was initially intended for April 29. "The original eligibility period will remain intact to recognize and honor the chart-topping artists and musical successes achieved and to maintain consistent tracking periods for future shows." Drake is the artist who got the most wins in previous BBMA, and he is staying strong with five nominations this year.
Taylor Swift comes in second for most BBMA wins with 23 awards under her belt. She is hoping to win Artist of the Year and top Billboard 200 album. This is not too impossible seeing how successful her "folklore" album has been this year. If she does, it will be her third time for both categories. She is also looking to win Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, both for the fourth time.
Justin Bieber had 20 wins in previous BBMA's and this puts him on the third spot along with Drake and Taylor Swift. He got two nominations for this year on the Top R&B albums for "Changes" and Top Country Song for "10,000 Hours" featuring country-pop duo Dan + Shay, aka Dan and Shay. The "Baby" pop singer is inspiration to many because he had humble beginnings from YouTube.
Some late artists were honored for their achievements in the music industry. Juice WRLD passed away in 2019 but is nominated for a top rap album. Avicii died in 2018 but is nominated for a top dance/electric album. Whitney Houston, gone in 2012, is nominated for top dance/electronic song for her posthumous collaboration with Kygo "Higher Love."