The 2020 ceremony was hosted by three-time host Kelly Clarkson aired on October 14 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event featured performances by Post Malone, Demi Lovato, and John Legend. Cher presented Garth Brooks with the elite Icon Award while rapper and social activist Killer Mike was the recipient of the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award. Post Malone swept the night, winning a total of nine awards.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will be produced by dick clark productions. The 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 data partners, including MRC Data.
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