NBC to Air ‘The Billboard Music Awards on May 20’ for the First Time Ever

NBC has set Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for its coast-to-coast live telecast of the 2018 “Billboard Music Awards.”

This will mark the first telecast of the highly popular music awards show on NBC.  The “Billboard Music Awards” showcases the hottest musical acts, biggest performances, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have the world talking.

“Billboard Music Awards” finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.