Billboard Music Awards 2023 Date Is Set

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards is shifting from its regular spring slot for a new fall date.

One of the biggest music events on the U.S. calendar, the BBMAs is set for Nov. 19, with further details on the show to be announced at a later date, organizers Billboard and Dick Clark Productions announced today (March 16).

The switch-up will see the BBMAs return to the cooler months, a traditional spot for the ceremony’s early years. From its debut in 1990 through to 2006, the BBMAs took place in December. Then, every edition from 2011 onwards was held in May, with the exception of the pandemic-interrupted 2020 show, which rolled out in October.

The forthcoming event is the followup to the 2022 BBMAs, held last May 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

On that occasion, the Weeknd (17 nominations) and Doja Cat (14) entered the ceremony as the top two finalists. Olivia Rodrigo won seven awards, Ye (formerly Kanye West) bagged six, Drake and Justin Bieber both claimed five, Taylor Swift snagged four, and BTS emerged with three awards, more than any other group or duo that time.

The BBMAs celebrates the hottest names in contemporary music today, with winners determined by performance on the Billboard charts.

Awards for the 2023 BBMAs are based on music consumption reflected on Billboard’s charts dated Nov. 19, 2022 through Oct. 21, 2023, and take into account key fan interactions with music, including audio and video streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay and touring. 

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Lars Brandle