Everything You Need to Know About the Billboard Music Awards on May 1 With Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, FGL, Kelly Clarkson & More

Everything You Need to Know About the Billboard Music Awards on May 1 With Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, FGL, Kelly Clarkson & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET/PT
  • Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Online Stream: NBC.com/live
  • Host: Kelly Clarkson
  • Performers: Taylor Swift and Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, Halsey, Ciara, Lauren Daigle, Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma, Panic! at the Disco, Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande
  • Presenters: Asher Angel, Becky G, Chrissy Metz & Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Erin & Sara Foster, Eva Longoria, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch & Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner & Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews, and William Zabka
  • BBMA Icon: Mariah Carey
  • Red Carpet Coverage: @BBMAs on Twitter at 6 p.m. ET / 3p.m. PT with hosts Sway Calloway, Sofia Reyes and Jaymes Vaughan

Check out all of the country-centric nominations below.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (all genre)
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Duo/Group (all genre)
Dan + Shay
BTS
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Radio Song (all genre)
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”
Khalid & Normani, “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”
Post Malone, “Better Now”

Top Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

Top Country Song
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone ,“Jackie Chan”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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