Billboard Music Awards set for May 20th | The Music Universe

NBC airing the awards show live coast to coast

NBC and Dick Clark Productions have set Sunday, May 20th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT for its coast-to-coast live telecast the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).

This will mark the first telecast the highly popular music awards show on NBC. The network acquired the rights to the BBMAs in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

The BBMAs 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 artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure success in music.