2019 Billboard Music Awards: Jonas Brothers, BTS, Halsey added to lineup of performers

April 18, 2019

BTS and Halsey
Halsey (with long pink hair) and BTS

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced that chart-topping trio Jonas Brothers will perform their No. 1 smash hit “Sucker” on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Presented by Xfinity, their 2019 performance will mark their first televised award show performance in 10 years. In addition, global superstars BTS will take the stage with chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey for the worldwide collaborative debut of their brand-new track “Boy With Luv” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. BTS and Halsey join previously announced performers Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani, plus a special performance by 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.Jonas Brothers and BTS featuring Halsey join previously announced performers Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani, plus a special performance by 2019 ICON Award recipient, Mariah Carey. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Two-time Billboard Music Award winners BTS last performed at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” with their top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single “Fake Love.” They also walked away with the Top Social Artist trophy in both 2017 and 2018, and are nominated in the Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist categories this year. Three-time Billboard Music Award winner Halsey took the Billboard Music Awards stage in both 2017 and 2018, first performing her hit “Now or Never” and then joining The Chainsmokers the following year to pay tribute to Avicii. Halsey is nominated this year for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Song for “Without Me.”

Talent Billboard Chart Facts:

Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers may have taken a break for a few years, but the sibling trio of Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas came roaring back in 2019 with their first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, “Sucker.” The track debuted atop the list, marking the first time a group opened at No. 1 in more than 20 years. Before the “Sucker” madness, Jonas Brothers notched five top 10-charting albums on the Billboard 200 chart (two of which hit No. 1) and earned over 6 million in equivalent album units for their overall album catalog.

BTS
In the past year, BTS scored its first two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart with Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer. The act also claimed their first top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Fake Love.” So far, the South Korean pop phenom has seen its catalog of albums earn 2.6 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while their collected songs have tallied over 4.2 billion on-demand streams. Additionally, BTS remains an incredible force on social media thanks to their fans ARMY, as reflected on Billboard’s Social 50 chart. The group has racked up over 100 weeks at No. 1 on tally, which ranks the most popular music acts on social media.

Halsey
In 2015, Halsey launched at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with her debut studio album Badlands. A year later, she scored her first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, as featured on The Chainsmokers’ “Closer.” She tallied her first Billboard 200 leader, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, in 2017, while 2019 brought her first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist, “Without Me.” She has earned four No. 1s on the Pop Songs chart, with her latest, “Eastside,” with Benny Blanco and Khalid, replacing “Without Me” directly at the summit.

Billboard Music Awards 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 Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. 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.

Xfinity provides the best Billboard Music Awards viewing experience. Starting next week, simply by saying “Billboard Music Awards” or “Jonas Brothers” into Xfinity’s intuitive X1 voice remote, fans can access new music and more from this year’s nominees.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) visit www.billboardmusicawards.com and www.billboard.com/bbma. For exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs. Twitter: @BBMAs Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs | Instagram: bbmas | Snapchat: thebbmas | YouTube: youtube.com/bbmas

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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and DCP. DCP also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. DCP is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard Media Group
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.

2019 Beverly Hills Dog Show: See photos and videos

April 15, 2019

Beverly Hills Dog Show

 

 

Shaun White with Leroy at the 2019 Beverly Hills Dog Show (Photo by Nicole Weingart/NBC)

The following is a press release from Purina:

To celebrate the third annual “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina,” Purina is inviting pet lovers across the country to showcase their dog’s star-studded personalities through the  #EveryDogIsAStar social media campaign for a chance to see their pup featured on NBC or NBCSports.com this Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

From award-winning cuddles to fantastic tricks, Purina wants to see which dogs are shining the brightest and living their best lives with their owners. From now through April 21, pet owners are encouraged to share a short video or photo displaying their pet’s star qualities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #EveryDogIsAStar.

To see which pets get their 15 seconds of fame, tune in to the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina on April 21, Easter Sunday, on NBC at 1pm ET / 10am PT. The show will bring the stars of Hollywood and the stars of the dog world together for an amazing night while crowning one of America’s great dogs as its 2019 champion.

Maria Menounos, host of the leading female Apple Podcast, ‘Conversations with Maria’ and her dogs, Whinnie and Maximus, are helping to kick off this year’s #EveryDogIsAStar initiative.

“My dogs are the true stars of our family. They have different personalities, but provide us with their own wonderful versions of warmth and affection,” said Menounos. “Our German Shepherd, Maximus, is the family’s protector, while Whinnie, our Poodle, provides closeness and comfort. That’s why my pets and I are excited to help kickoff Purina’s ‘Every Dog is a Star’ program this year to further celebrate each pet’s star qualities and the value they bring to our lives every day.”

The Beverly Hills Dog Show will feature some of Hollywood’s famous faces and pet lovers, including “Extra” host Mario Lopez, “High School Musical” actress Ashley Tisdale, three-time Olympic gold-medalist Shaun White, “America Ninja Warrior” co-host, Akbar Gbajabiamila, “Manifest” stars Parveen Kaur, Melissa Roxburgh and J.R. Ramirez, Triple Crown-winning jockeys Victor Espinoza and Mike Smith and more to cheer on their favorite breeds ringside as the dogs strut their stuff for Best In Show honors. This year’s show will feature more than 1,500 dogs representing more than 200 eligible breeds competing for the top prize.

“The Beverly Hills Dog Show is another great example of Purina and NBC partnering to bring family-friendly entertainment options to TV while highlighting hundreds of amazing dogs in and out of the show ring,” said Daniel Henke-Cilenti, director of marketing for the Purina brand. “Building upon the successful formula of the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, an annual Thanksgiving tradition for millions of families, we are growing that same family holiday tradition with the Beverly Hills Dog Show on Easter.”

The show will be co-hosted by legendary dog show analyst David Frei and beloved TV personality John O’Hurley, along with NBC’s Mary Carillo and Maria Menounos as official correspondents at the show.

For more information about this year’s show and #EveryDogIsAStar initiative, check out Purina on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Purina), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Purina) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/purina).

About Nestlé Purina PetCare

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Mariah Carey will perform and receive Icon Award

April 11, 2019

Mariah Carey at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 21, 2018.
Mariah Carey at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 21, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced today that record-breaking singer, songwriter, mother and muse Mariah Carey will receive the coveted ICON Award at the “2019 Billboard Music Awards.” The true definition of an icon, Carey has been smashing records since she debuted on the music scene in 1990 with her self-titled album. Over the next three decades she continued to rule the charts, creating anthems, and snapshots of pop culture history along the way. Carey will take the stage during the three-hour telecast, to accept the ICON Award and perform a show stopping medley of her greatest hits. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Having last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2015, Carey soared onto Billboard‘s charts in 1990 with her self-titled debut album, which yielded four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s. When the first single from her 1991 follow-up Emotions also crowned the Hot 100, she became the first artist to top the chart with each of her first five releases. Carey led the Hot 100 in each year of the ’90s – becoming the only artist ever to rule the chart in every year of any decade – and has since upped her count to 18 No. 1s, the most among any soloist, 17 of which she wrote. Plus, her 79 total weeks atop the Hot 100 are the most among all acts; 16 of those leading frames were attained via “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men), as the ballad is tied for the longest reign in the chart’s history. Carey also boasts six No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200. In December, Carey’s latest LP, Caution, became her eighth No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and in the 2017-18 holiday season, her 1994 modern classic carol “All I Want for Christmas Is You” became her 28th Hot 100 top 10, jingling to No. 3.

Previous recipients of the ICON Award include Janet Jackson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince and Stevie Wonder. Previously announced performers for the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” include Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani.

“Billboard Music Awards” 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 Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. 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.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are sponsored by T-Mobile.

To apply for media credentials to cover the “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” please click HERE and fill out the online form. Credential application window closes Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Tickets for the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are on-sale now. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com.

For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) visit www.billboardmusicawards.com and  www.billboard.com/bbma. For exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs. Twitter: @BBMAs  Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs  |  Instagram: bbmas  | Snapchat: thebbmas  | YouTubeyoutube.com/bbmas

About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and DCP. DCP also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. DCP is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard Media Group
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Sam Smith, Normani, Panic! At the Disco, Lauren Daigle announced as performers

April 9, 2019

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced today the first round of performers for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which include top artists Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani.  The three-hour telecast will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Five-time BBMA nominee Clarkson, who performed her sultry song “Whole Lotta Woman” in 2018, will pull double duty this year by performing her new single and hosting the awards show for the second time. Four-time 2019 BBMA nominee Panic! At The Disco will grace the Billboard stage for the very first time as will Daigle, a two-time BBMA winner and three-time 2019 nominee.  Following last year’s show stopping performance of their smash hit “Love Lies,” BBMA winner and six-time 2019 nominee Khalid, as well as Normani a two-time 2019 nominee, will return for separate performances. Normani will join Smith, a three-time BBMA winner and first-time BBMA performer this year.

Talent Billboard Chart Facts:

  • Kelly Clarkson

Since making a splash on Billboard’s charts back in 2002, after being crowned the first winner of “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson has notched three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart and claimed more than 20 top 40-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (including three No. 1s). Her most recent album, Meaning Of Life, marked the singer-songwriter’s eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, and spun off three top 20-charting hits on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. In total, Clarkson has sold over 50 million albums and digital tracks in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

  • Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle has notched three No. 1s on Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums chart, all since 2015’s How Can It Be, Behold: A Christmas Collection and Look Up Child. The Louisiana native has earned four No. 1s on Hot Christian Songs, including “You Say,” which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100’s top 40 and the top 10 of the Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary airplay charts.

  • Khalid

It’s been only three years since Khalid made his Billboard chart debut, but he’s quickly established himself as a chart force and streaming juggernaut. His catalog of songs have earned more than 4.7 billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while his albums have tallied over 3 million equivalent album units. His album, American Teen and EP Sun City, both hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, while he’s also claimed a pair of No. 1s on the Hot R&B Songs chart: “Young Dumb & Broke” and “Better.” His success isn’t restricted to the R&B charts, as he’s also notched two No. 1s on the Pop Songs chart, with “Love Lies,” with Normani, and “Eastside,” with Benny Blanco and Halsey. Most recently, Khalid released his highly anticipated sophomore album Free Spirit.

  • Panic! At The Disco

Over a dozen years into its career, Brendon Urie-fronted Panic! At The Disco is hitting new heights on Billboard‘s charts. The act scored its first No. 1 Billboard 200 album, Death of a Bachelor, in 2016 and followed with its second, Pray for the Wicked, in 2018. The latter LP also generated Panic’s single “High Hopes,” which became the act’s second Hot 100 top 10, and first since 2006. “High Hopes” also hit #1 simultaneously across three Billboard radio airplay charts (Pop Songs, Alternative, and Adult Pop) while also holding the longest #1 position this decade on the Adult Pop Songs chart.  2018 also brought the act’s first two No. 1 hits on the Alternative Songs chart.

  • Sam Smith

Just six years after Sam Smith made his Billboard chart debut, the singer-songwriter has racked up a string of hit albums and singles on the charts. His debut full-length studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2014, and launched the No. 1 Pop Songs airplay chart hit “Stay With Me,” which also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lonely went on to earn over 5 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen, while its songs generated 2 billion on-demand audio streams. Smith’s second studio release, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was led by the top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit song “Too Good at Goodbyes.” Most recently, Smith’s duet with Normani, “Dancing With a Stranger,” reached the top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart and the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Normani

Normani took the charts by storm in 2018 with her hit single “Love Lies” with Khalid. The track spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, tied the record for the longest-run ever on the Pop Songs chart, hit No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and collected more than a half-billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. She followed “Love Lies” up with another smash duet, “Dancing With a Stranger,” with Sam Smith. The track hit the top 10 on both Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts, and became her second top 20-charting hit on the Hot 100. Before Normani notched hits with “Love Lies” and “Dancing with a Stranger,” she earned chart success as a member of the pop vocal group Fifth Harmony, which notched four top 10-charting albums on the Billboard 200, and four top 40 hits on the Hot 100 between 2013 and 2017.

Billboard Music Awards 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 Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. 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.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by T-Mobile.

Tickets for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards are on-sale now. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com.

For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) visit www.billboardmusicawards.com and  www.billboard.com/bbma. For exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs. Twitter: @BBMAs  Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs  |  Instagram: bbmas  | Snapchat: thebbmas  | YouTube: youtube.com/bbmas

About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and DCP. DCP also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. DCP is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard Media Group
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Cardi B is the top nominee

April 4, 2019

Cardi B
Cardi B at the 2018 American Music Awards (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic for DCP via ABC/AMA2018)

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Dick Clark Productions and NBC today announced nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which honors the year’s most successful artists in 56 categories across all genres of music.  “2019 Billboard Music Awards” host Kelly Clarkson and chart-topping duo Dan + Shay, kicked off the nominations this morning, live on NBC’s “Today.”  Last year’s Top Rap Female Artist winner, Cardi B, leads the pack with 21 nods, followed by Drake and Post Malone, each with 17.  Other nominees and possible record-breakers include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Travis Scott and XXXTENTACION.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on NBC.

Narrowly missing Drake and The Chainsmokers’ record of most nominations ever in a single year (both musicians received 22 nominations in 2017), Cardi B is also a double-nominee in three categories (Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration and Top Hot 100 Song). Drake and Post Malone tie for second-most nominations this year with 17 each, both nominated in many of the same categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Travis Scott received 12 nominations, followed by the late XXXTENTACION with 10 and Ariana Grande with nine. Nominated for two awards this year, Taylor Swift still leads the pack for most wins of all time with 23, a record she could break again with a win this year.

Voting for the fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

2019 TOP NOMINEE CHART FACTS:

  • Cardi B
Billboard Music Award-winner Cardi B has swiftly rewritten the Billboard chart history books since she exploded onto the scene with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” just a little under two years ago. She’s already notched three No. 1s on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart (a record for a female rapper) and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut studio effort Invasion of Privacy (becoming only the fifth female rap artist with a No. 1 album). Further, Invasion launched with 202.6 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in its first week, according to Nielsen Music — the biggest streaming week ever for an artist’s debut studio album. All told, Cardi B’s catalog of songs have tallied a whopping 5.8 billion on-demand streams in the U.S.
  • Drake
15-time Billboard Music Award-winner Drake continues to be a non-stop force on Billboard’s charts. In 2018, the superstar scored his eighth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Scorpion, while all 25 of the album’s tracks hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. And, thanks to Scorpion, Drake shattered a Hot 100 record set by The Beatles back in 1964 — he claimed seven simultaneous Hot 100 hits following Scorpion’s debut. In total, Drake has charted 193 songs on the Hot 100 chart — the most of any artist in the chart’s 60-year history. Further, Drake’s catalog of songs recently celebrated crossing the 30 billion on-demand streams mark in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
  • Post Malone
After initially making waves with the Billboard Hot 100 hit “White Iverson” in late 2015, Post Malone has been dominating the chart in the last year-and-a-half thanks to a string of hits, including three No. 1s: his Billboard Music Award-winning “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” featuring Swae Lee. Post Malone’s second album, beerbongs & bentleys, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in May of 2018, and has yet to leave the weekly top 20 of the list since the album’s arrival on the chart 48 weeks ago.
  • Travis Scott
Travis Scott’s monster Astroworld album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last August (marking his second leader on the list) and notched three weeks atop the tally. The set spawned the smash hit “Sicko Mode,” which garnered the rapper his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album has gone on to earn over 2.5 million equivalent album units, while its songs have accumulated more than 2.8 billion on-demand audio streams, in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
  • XXXTENTACION
In December, XXXTENTACION’s posthumously released Skins became the artist’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, following his earlier set, ?, which was also released in 2018. In that year alone, 24 of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including his first No. 1, “Sad!,” which topped the chart following his death in June. XXXTENTACION’s collection of albums have earned over 4.7 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while his songs have claimed more than 10 billion on-demand streams.
  • Ariana Grande
started at No. 1 – the shortest gap between new No. 1s on the chart for a woman since 1975.Sweetener opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it happened just five months and 22 days after Thank U, Next. When the latter debuted at No. 1, it logged the largest streaming week ever for a pop album, and, any album by a woman (with its songs earning 307.1 million on-demand audio streams in its first week in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music). Further, when Thank U, Next, and her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, “Thank U, Next.” But then, things got even bigger for the superstar, as she quickly claimed a second No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “7 Rings,” along with her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200: SweetenerAriana Grande wrapped 2018 in a big way, with her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200,

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THE “2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES:NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORYARTIST AWARDSTop Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTENTACION

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTENTACION

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice WRLD
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTENTACION

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist:
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTENTACION

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTENTACION

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice WRLD
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

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 Rock Artist: 
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco
Queen
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion”
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTENTACION “?”

Top Soundtrack:
“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Greatest Showman”

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai “Ella Mai”
H.E.R. “H.E.R.”
Khalid “American Teen”
The Weeknd “My Dear Melancholy,”
XXXTENTACION “17”

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion”
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTENTACION “?”

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 Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band “Come Tomorrow”
Imagine Dragons “Origins”
Mumford & Sons “Delta”
Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked”
twenty one pilots “Trench”

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA “Real Hasta la Muerte”
Bad Bunny “X 100PRE”
J Balvin “Vibras”
Maluma “F.A.M.E.”
Ozuna “Aura”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit “What Is Love?”
David Guetta “7”
Kygo “Kids in Love”
Major Lazer “Major Lazer Essentials”
The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy”

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “Look Up Child”
for KING & COUNTRY “Burn The Ships”
Hillsong Worship “There Is More”
Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”
Aretha Franklin “Gospel Greats”
Koryn Hawthorne “Unstoppable”
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”
Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:

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

Top Collaboration: 
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo “No Brainer”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai “Trip”
Khalid “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

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 Rock Song
:
Foster The People “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons “Natural”
Imagine Dragons “Whatever It Takes”
lovelytheband “broken”
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:

Bad Bunny ft. Drake “Mia”
Daddy Yankee “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

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”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:

Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “You Say”
for KING & COUNTRY “joy.”
Hillsong Worship “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”

 
NOMINATIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

“13 Reasons Why: Season 2” (1): Top Soundtrack
Anuel AA (2): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album
Aretha Franklin (1): Top Gospel Album
Ariana Grande (9): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist
“A Star is Born” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bad Bunny (9): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song (x2)
Bastille (2): Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Bazzi (1): Top New Artist
Bebe Rexha (2): Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Beyoncé (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
JAY-Z (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bradley Cooper (3): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Brian Courtney Wilson (1): Top Gospel Song
Bruno Mars (2): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour
BTS (2): Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist
Calvin Harris (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Cardi B (21): Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song (x2), Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song (x2), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration (x2), Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Carrie Underwood (2): Top Country Female Artist, Top Country Album
Casper Magico (1): Top Latin Song
Childish Gambino (1): Top R&B Tour
Chris Brown (1): Top R&B Song
City Girls (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Clean Bandit (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Cory Asbury (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Daddy Yankee (1): Top Latin Song
Dan + Shay (7): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Country Album, Top Country Song (x2)
Darell (1): Top Latin Song
Dave Matthews Band (1): Top Rock Album
David Guetta (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Khaled (1): Top R&B Song
DJ Snake (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Drake (17): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Dua Lipa (3): Top New Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Dzeko (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Ed Sheeran (2): Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist
Ella Mai (7): Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song (x2)
Elton John (1): Top Rock Tour
EXO (1): Top Social Artist
Florida Georgia Line (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
for KING & COUNTRY (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Foster The People (1): Top Rock Song
GOT7 (1): Top Social Artist
Grey (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
H.E.R. (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album
Halsey (2): Top Female Artist, Top Selling Song
Hillsong Worship (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Imagine Dragons (6): Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song (x2)
J Balvin (8): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Jason Aldean (3): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album
Jason Nelson (1): Top Gospel Song
Jonathan McReynolds (1): Top Gospel Album
Juice WRLD (7): Top New Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
Lil Baby (1): Top New Artist
Justin Bieber (1): Top R&B Song
Chance The Rapper (1): Top R&B Song
Justin Timberlake (1): Top Touring Artist
Kacey Musgraves (1): Top Country Female Artist
Kane Brown (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Kenny Chesney (1): Top Country Tour
Khalid (6): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song
Kirk Franklin (2): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Kygo (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
Lady Gaga (4): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Lauren Daigle (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Lil Dicky (1): Top R&B Song
Louis Tomlinson (1): Top Social Artist
Lovelytheband (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
Luke Bryan (1): Top Country Tour
Luke Combs (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Major Lazer (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Maluma (1): Top Latin Album
Maren Morris (3): Top Country Female Artist, Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Maroon 5 (7): Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Marshmello (3): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Marvin Sapp (1): Top Gospel Artist
MercyMe (1): Top Christian Artist
Mumford & Sons (1): Top Rock Album
Nicki Minaj (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Nicky Jam (2): Top Latin Song (x2)
Nio Garcia (1): Top Latin Song
Normani (2): Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
ODESZA (1): Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Old Dominion (1): Top Country Duo/Group
Ozuna (5): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song (x2), Top Dance/Electronic Song
Panic! At The Disco (4): Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song
Post Malone (17): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Preme (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Quavo (1): Top R&B Song
Queen (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Soundtrack
Queen Naija (1): Top R&B Female Artist
Romeo Santos (1): Top Latin Artist
Selena Gomez (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Shania Twain (1): Top Country Tour
Snoop Dogg (1): Top Gospel Album
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (1): Top Soundtrack
Tasha Cobbs Leonard (1): Top Gospel Artist
Tauren Wells (1): Top Christian Song
Taylor Swift (2): Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist
The Chainsmokers (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
“The Greatest Showman” (1): Top Soundtrack
The Rolling Stones (1): Top Rock Tour
The Weeknd (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album
Tiësto (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Todd Dulaney (1): Top Gospel Song
Tori Kelly (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Travis Scott (12): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
twenty one pilots (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
Ty Dolla $ign (1): Top Collaboration
U2 (1): Top Rock Tour
XXXTENTACION (10): Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video)
Zach Williams (1): Top Christian Album
Zedd (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song

NOMINATIONS BY NUMERICAL ORDER:

Cardi B (21): Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song (x2), Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song (x2), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration (x2), Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Drake (17): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Post Malone (17): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Travis Scott (12): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
XXXTENTACION (10): Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video)
Ariana Grande (9): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist
Bad Bunny (9): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song (x2)
J Balvin (8): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Juice WRLD (7): Top New Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
Maroon 5 (7): Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Dan + Shay (7): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Country Album, Top Country Song (x2)
Ella Mai (7): Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song (x2)
Imagine Dragons (6): Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song (x2)
Khalid (6): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song
Ozuna (5): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song (x2), Top Dance/Electronic Song
Florida Georgia Line (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Kane Brown (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Lady Gaga (4): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Luke Combs (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Panic! At The Disco (4): Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song
Beyoncé (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
Bradley Cooper (3): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Cory Asbury (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Dua Lipa (3): Top New Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Dance/Electronic Song
for KING & COUNTRY (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
H.E.R. (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album
Hillsong Worship (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Jason Aldean (3): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album
JAY-Z (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
Koryn Hawthorne (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Lauren Daigle (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Maren Morris (3): Top Country Female Artist, Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Marshmello (3): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Weeknd (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album
Tori Kelly (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Anuel AA (2): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album
Bastille (2): Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Bebe Rexha (2): Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Bruno Mars (2): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour
BTS (2): Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist
Calvin Harris (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Carrie Underwood (2): Top Country Female Artist, Top Country Album
DJ Snake (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Ed Sheeran (2): Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist
Grey (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Halsey (2): Top Female Artist, Top Selling Song
Kirk Franklin (2): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song
Kygo (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
Lovelytheband (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
Nicky Jam (2): Top Latin Song (x2)
Normani (2): Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Queen (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Soundtrack
Selena Gomez (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Taylor Swift (2): Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist
The Chainsmokers (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
twenty one pilots (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
Zedd (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
“13 Reasons Why: Season 2” (1): Top Soundtrack
Aretha Franklin (1): Top Gospel Album
“A Star is Born” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bazzi (1): Top New Artist
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (1): Top Soundtrack
Brian Courtney Wilson (1): Top Gospel Song
Casper Magico (1): Top Latin Song
Chance The Rapper (1): Top R&B Song
Childish Gambino (1): Top R&B Tour
Chris Brown (1): Top R&B Song
City Girls (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Clean Bandit (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Daddy Yankee (1): Top Latin Song
Darell (1): Top Latin Song
Dave Matthews Band (1): Top Rock Album
David Guetta (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Khaled (1): Top R&B Song
Dzeko (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Elton John (1): Top Rock Tour
EXO (1): Top Social Artist
Foster The People (1): Top Rock Song
GOT7 (1): Top Social Artist
Jason Nelson (1): Top Gospel Song
Jonathan McReynolds (1): Top Gospel Album
Justin Bieber (1): Top R&B Song
Justin Timberlake (1): Top Touring Artist
Kacey Musgraves (1): Top Country Female Artist
Kenny Chesney (1): Top Country Tour
Lil Baby (1): Top New Artist
Lil Dicky (1): Top R&B Song
Louis Tomlinson (1): Top Social Artist
Luke Bryan (1): Top Country Tour
Major Lazer (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Maluma (1): Top Latin Album
Marvin Sapp (1): Top Gospel Artist
MercyMe (1): Top Christian Artist
Mumford & Sons (1): Top Rock Album
Nicki Minaj (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Nio Garcia (1): Top Latin Song
ODESZA (1): Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Old Dominion (1): Top Country Duo/Group
Preme (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Quavo (1): Top R&B Song
Queen Naija (1): Top R&B Female Artist
Romeo Santos (1): Top Latin Artist
Shania Twain (1): Top Country Tour
Snoop Dogg (1): Top Gospel Album
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (1): Top Soundtrack
Tasha Cobbs Leonard (1): Top Gospel Artist
Tauren Wells (1): Top Christian Song
“The Greatest Showman” (1): Top Soundtrack
The Rolling Stones (1): Top Rock Tour
Tiësto (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Todd Dulaney (1): Top Gospel Song
Ty Dolla $ign (1): Top Collaboration
U2 (1): Top Rock Tour
Zach Williams (1): Top Christian Album

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE STATISTICS
  • 2019 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS
  • ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY
  • TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2018)

2019 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS 

“CARDI B LEADS WITH 21 NOMINATIONS, THE MOST OF ANY ARTIST THIS YEAR”

  • In addition to receiving the most nominations (21), Cardi B is also nominated in more categories than any other artist this year (18). She is nominated twice in three of the 18 categories: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song and Top Collaboration.
“IF CARDI B WINS IN ALL HER CATEGORIES, SHE WILL TIE WITH GARTH BROOKS FOR 19 TOTAL WINS AND SURPASS ADELE AND USHER WHO HAVE 18”
  • 2018 Billboard Music Award winner for Top Rap Female Artist, Cardi B, could tie with Garth Brooks for total wins of all time (19) if she wins in all her categories this year.  Taylor Swift still holds the record for most wins of all time (23), followed by Justin Bieber (20).
“TAYLOR SWIFT COULD BREAK HER OWN RECORD FOR MOST WINS BY ANY ARTIST OF ALL TIME”
  • Taylor Swift is nominated for Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist this year. If she wins in these categories, she could break her own record for most wins by any artist of all time (23).
“ARIANA GRANDE COULD WIN HER FIRST EVER BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD THIS YEAR”
  • Ariana Grande, who scored 9 nominations this year including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and for the second year in a row, Top Social Artist, could receive her first ever Billboard Music Award at this year’s show.
“DRAKE COULD BREAK HIS OWN RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN A SINGLE NIGHT”
  • Cardi B leads for the most nominations this year (21), followed by Drake (17) and Post Malone (17). All three artists have the chance to surpass Drake’s record (13) for the artist with the most wins in a single night.

ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY:TOP ARTIST

  • 50 CentAdele, Garth BrooksDestiny’s ChildTaylor Swift and Usher are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 wins. Drake took home the award for Top Artist in 2017 and is nominated again this year, giving him the chance to tie for most wins in this category should he take home the trophy again this year.
TOP MALE ARTIST
  • Justin Bieber is the artist with the most wins (2) in this category, having taken home the trophy in 2013 and 2016. Drake, the 2017 winner for Top Male Artist, is nominated this year and has the chance to tie Bieber for most wins in this category.
TOP FEMALE ARTIST
  • Taylor Swift leads with 3 wins in this category. Taylor is nominated again this year and will become the most decorated Top Female Artist with 4 wins in this category should she take home the award. Cardi B and Halsey are nominated in this category for the second year in a row and could take home their first Top Female Artist trophy should either of them win this year.
TOP DUO OR GROUP
  • One Direction currently holds the record with 3 wins in this category. The group previously won in 2013, 2015 and 2016. With two wins in this category, Imagine Dragons could tie with One Direction if they win the award again this year. BTS, Maroon 5, Panic! At The Disco and Dan + Shay are also nominees this year, and could be first time winners in this category should any of them take home the trophy.
TOP R&B ARTIST
  • R. Kelly has the most wins (4) for Top R&B Artist. He won the category in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2001. Usher follows with 3 wins in 1998, 2004 and most recently in 2011. This year, XXXTENTACION has received a posthumous nomination in this category along with H.E.R., Khalid, Ella Mai and The Weeknd.
TOP RAP ARTIST
  • Drake, Eminem and protégé 50 Cent are tied in this category with 2 wins each. Eminem won Top Rap Artist in 2011 and 2014, while 50 Cent won the award twice, years before his mentor, in 2003 and 2005. Drake took home this award in 2016 and 2017, and is nominated again this year, giving him the chance to surpass Eminem and 50 Cent to become the top winner in this category.
TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
  • Garth Brooks has won this award three times in 1991, 1993 and 1998. Luke Combs and Kane Brown are nominated in this category for the second year in a row and could be first time Top Country Artist winners should either one take home the trophy this year. Florida Georgia Line won this award in 2015 and are nominated again this year along with Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.
TOP ROCK ARTIST
  • twenty one pilots and Imagine Dragons are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 each. They are both nominated again this year and each act has the chance to become the record holder for most wins in this category.
TOP LATIN ARTIST
  • Ozuna took home the award for Top Latin Artist last year, and is nominated again this year alongside Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Romeo Santos. Santos previously won Top Latin Artist back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, and will become the artist with the most wins in this category should he take home the award for the third time.
TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
  • Chris Tomlin leads in this category with wins in 2011 and 2014. Lauren Daigletook home the award in 2017 and MercyMe took home the award last year. Both artists are nominated again this year and could tie for the record if they win.
TOP GOSPEL ARTIST
  • Kirk Franklin leads in this category with 2 wins in 2016 and 2017.  He is nominated again this year and could take home the trophy for the third time.  Other nominees this year are Koryn HawthorneTori KellyTasha Cobbs Leonard and Marvin Sapp.
TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
  • The Chainsmokers hold the record for most wins in this category with 2.  Nominated again this year, the duo could take home their third award and break their own record, while fellow nominee Calvin Harris could take home his second.

TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2018):

1. Taylor Swift – 23 wins total, the most BBMA wins of any artist in history; Top Billboard 200 Artist (2011); Top Country Artist (2011); Top Country Album (2011); Woman of the Year (2012); Top Artist (2013); Top Female Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2013); Top Digital Songs Artist (2013); Top Country Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Album (2013); Top Country Album (2013); Top Country Song (2013); Top Artist (2015); Top Female Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2015); Top Hot 100 Artist (2015); Top Digital Songs Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Album (2015); Top Streaming Song [Video] (2015); Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2015); Top Touring Artist (2016); Top Female Artist (2018); Top Selling Album (2018)

 

2. Justin Bieber – 20 wins total; Top New Artist (2011); Top Social Artist (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2011); Top Digital Artist (2011); Top Pop Album (2011); Top Streaming Song, [Video] (2011); Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award (2011); Top Social Artist (2012); Milestone Award (2013); Top Male Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2014); Top Social Artist (2015); Top Male Artist (2016); Top Social Media Artist (2016); Top Hot 100 Song (2018); Top Streaming Song [Video] (2018); Top Selling Song (2018); Top Collaboration (2018); Top Latin Song (2018)

 

3. Garth Brooks – 19 wins total; #1 Albums Artist (1991); #1 Country Album (1991); #1 Country Singles Artists (1991); #1 Country Artist (1991); #1 Country Albums Artist (1991); # 1 Pop Artist (1992); #1 Country Artist (1993); #1 Pop Artist (1993); #1 Country Singles Artist (1993); #1 Country Albums Artist (1993); Country Album of the Year (1995); Artist Achievement Award (1997); Country Artist of the Year (1998); Country Album of the Year (1998); Male Album of the Year (1998); Male Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Country Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Country Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Male Artist of the Decade (1999)

 

4. Adele – 18 wins total; Top Billboard 200 Album (2012); Top Pop Album (2012); Top Artist (2012); Top Female Artist (2012); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2012); Top Hot 100 Artist (2012); Top Digital Songs Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2012); Top Digital Media Artist (2012); Top Pop Artist (2012); Top Streaming Song [Audio] (2012); Top Alternative Song (2012); Top Pop Album (2013); Top Artist (2016); Top Female Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Album (2016); Top Selling Song (2016)

 

5. Usher – 18 wins total; Artist of the Year (1998); R&B Artist of the Year (1998); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Artist of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Single of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Artist of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Airplay Single of the Year (2004); Rap Song of the Year (2005); Top R&B Artist (2011); Top R&B Song (2011); Top R&B Album (2011)

 

6. Whitney Houston – 16 wins total; #1 R&B Singles Artist (1991); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1991); #1 R&B Artist (1991); #1 R&B Album (1991); #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1993); #1 Hot 100 Single (1993); Single With Most Weeks at #1 (1993); #1 R&B Single (1993); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1993); #1 R&B Album (1993); #1 World Artist (1993); #1 World Single (1993); #1 Album (1993); #1 Soundtrack Album (1993); #1 Album With Most Weeks at No. 1 (1993); Billboard Millennium Award (2012)

 

7. Drake – 15 wins total; Top Rap Artist (2016); Top Artist (2017); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2017); Top Billboard 200 Album (2017); Top Rap Artist (2017); Top Male Artist (2017); Top Rap Album (2017); Top Hot 100 Artist (2017); Top Song Sales Artist (2017); Top Streaming Songs Artist (2017); Top Rap Tour (2017); Top Streaming Song [Audio] (2017); Top R&B Song (2017), Top R&B Collaboration (2017); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2018)

 

8. Mariah Carey – 14 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1991); #1 Album (1991); #1 Adult Contemporary Artist (1991); #1 Pop Artist (1991); #1 Female Artist (1994); Special Hot 100 Singles Award – Most Weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 (1996); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1996); Special Billboard Hot 100 Award for the most No.1s ever by a female artist (1998); Female Artist of the Decade (1999); Hot 100 Song of the Year (2005); Hot 100 Airplay of the Year (2005); Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2005); Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year (2005); Rhythmic Top 40 Title of the Year (2005)

 

9. R. Kelly – 12 wins total; #1 R&B Artist (1994); R&B Artist of the Year (1996); R&B Artist of the Year (1999); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (2001); Hot 100 Producer of the Year (2003); R&B Producer of the Year (2003); Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year (2003); R&B Songwriter of the Year (2003)

 

10. Rihanna – 12 wins total; Female Artist of the Year (2006); Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Pop 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Top Female Artist (2011); Top Radio Songs Artist (2011); Top Rap Song (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2013); Top R&B Artist (2013); Top R&B Album (2013); Top R&B Song (2013); Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2016)

 

11. Beyoncé – 11 wins total; Hot 100 Female Artist of the Year (2003); New R&B Artist of the Year (2003); New Female Artist of the Year (2003); Special Hot 100 Award for Most Weeks at No. 1 (2003); Billboard Millennium Award (2011); Top R&B Album (2012); Top Female Artist (2017);  Top Touring Artist (2017); Top R&B Artist (2017); Top R&B Tour (2017); Top R&B Album (2017)

 

12. Janet Jackson – 11 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Artist (1990); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1990); #1 Dance Club Play Artist (1990); #1 Hot Dance 12-inch Singles Sales Artist (1990); #1 R&B Album (1990); #1 Pop Album (1990); Artist Achievement Award (1995); Artist Achievement Award (2001); ICON Award (2018)

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson returns as host

March 1, 2019

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Kelly Clarkson will return to host NBC’s three-hour live telecast of the “2019 Billboard Music Awards.”

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” will air live Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“I had so much fun hosting the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ last year that I’m back for more,” Clarkson said. “We’re turning it up a notch this year and I can’t wait to celebrate all of my fellow amazing artists for another unforgettable night of live music.”

This telecast marks the second year the “Billboard Music Awards” will air on NBC after its successful debut last May.

Last year’s “Billboard Music Awards” scored a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” Nielsens.

Clarkson, who recently released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album, “Meaning of Life,” is among the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. She is one of pop’s top singles artists, with 17 singles boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the world. Clarkson has released eight studio albums (“Thankful,” “Breakaway,” “My December,” “All I Ever Wanted,” “Stronger,” “Wrapped in Red,” “Piece By Piece,” “Meaning of Life”), one greatest hits album and two children’s books (New York Times Top 10 bestseller “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” and the recent follow up, “River Rose and the Magical Christmas”).

Clarkson has won three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Association Award. She has also shown extremely rare versatility, having topped Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts.

Clarkson currently serves as a coach on the four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series “The Voice” and is slated to make her daytime debut this fall with NBC’s “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

2019 Golden Globe Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Green Book’ win big

January 6, 2019

by Carla Hay

Golden Globes trophy

“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” were the top movie winners at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 6, 2019. NBC had the U.S. telecast of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, which was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh. Dick Clark Productions produced the show. The Golden Globe Awards are voted for by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Eligible movies were those with U.S. release dates in 2018, while eligible TV shows were those that televised new episodes in the U.S. in 2018.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the official biopic of rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury, won the two prizes for which it was nominated:  Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for Rami Malek, who played Mercury). The victories for “Bohemian Rhapsody” no doubt surprised the many pundits who predicted that the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” and its leading actor Bradley Cooper would take those prizes.

Meanwhile, “Green Book,” which told the true story of an unlikely friendship that developed in 1962 between highly educated pianist Don Shirley and blue-collar driver Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, won the most prizes (three) at the 2019 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy; Best Supporting Actor (for Mahershala Ali, who plays Shirley); and Best Screenplay.

Other multiple winners, with two prizes each, were the Spanish-language drama “Roma”; the miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; and the comedy series “The Kominsky Method.” As expected, the Alfonso Cuarón-directed “Roma” won the prizes for Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.

Besides “Bohemian Rhapsody” taking the top movie drama prize, the other big surprise win in the movie categories was Glenn Close of “The Wife,” who won Best Actress in a  Motion Picture – Drama, instead of the widely predicted Lady Gaga of the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born.”  In the end, 2018’s “A Star Is Born” won just one Golden Globe: Best Original Song, for “Shallow,” which was co-written by Lady Gaga. “Vice,” which went into the ceremony with the most nominations (six), ultimately won just one Golden Globe: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, which went to Christian Bale for his portrayal of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Bale had been widely predicted to win the award. Another widely predicted victory was Olivia Colman of “The Favourite,” who won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

In the TV categories, first-time Golden Globe winner Richard Madden of “Bodyguard” was a surprise win for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama, instead of the Matthew Rhys of “The Americans,” who won an Emmy for the show’s final season. However, “The Americans” did win the prize for Best Television Series – Drama, as expected. For the prize of Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, “The Kominsky Method” triumphed over “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the category’s previous Golden Globe winner. However, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan repeated her Golden Globe win from 2018 to take the prize again for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.  Meanwhile, Michael Douglas of “The Kominsky Method” won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. “The Kominsky Method” debuted in the second half of 2018, and will be eligible for the Emmy Awards for the first time in 2019.

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which won several Emmys in 2018, was the leading TV nominee going into the Golden Globes, with four nominations. As expected, the two Golden Globes it won were for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, while Darren Criss (who played serial killer Andrew Cunanan) won for Best Actor in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Golden Globes co-host Oh of “Killing Eve” won the prize for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

In the non-competitive categories, Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement, while Carol Burnett was the first recipient of the Carol Burnett Award, which is given for outstanding contributions to television.

Presenters at the Golden Globe Awards included Halle Berry, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Steve Carell,  Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Bradley Cooper, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Van Dyke, Taron Egerton, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Justin Hartley, Amber Heard, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Lucy Liu, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Mike Myers, Julianne Moore, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons,  Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Lena Waithe, Rachel Weisz and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Here is the complete list of  winners and nominations for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards:

*=winner

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”*
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (“The Wife”)*

Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)*
John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”*
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Vice”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)*
Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)
Charlize Theron (“Tully”)
Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (“Vice”)*

Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)
Robert Redford (“The Old Man and the Gun”)
John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams (“Vice”)
Claire Foy (“First Man”)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)*

Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)*

Timothée Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)
Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

Best Director
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)*
Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)
Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Best Screenplay
Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)
Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)*

Best Animated Film
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”*

Best Foreign Language Film
“Capernaum”
“Girl”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”*
“Shoplifters”

Best Original Score
Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)
Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)
Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)
Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)*
Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Original Song
“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)
“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)
“Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”)
“Revelation” (“Boy Erased”)
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)*

TELEVISION

Best Television Series – Drama
“The Americans”*

“Bodyguard”
“Homecoming”
“Killing Eve”
“Pose”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)*
Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Stephan James (“Homecoming”)
Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)*
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Barry”
“The Good Place”
“Kidding”
“The Kominsky Method”*
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)
Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)
Alison Brie (“GLOW”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)*
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)
Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)*
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”*
“Escape at Dannemora”
“Sharp Objects”
“A Very English Scandal”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)*
Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Daniel Brühl (“The Alienist”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)*
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)*
Penélope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Édgar Ramírez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)*
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

2019 Golden Globe Awards: presenters announced

January 3, 2019

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Halle Berry (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Chadwick BosemanSterling K. Brown (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Jessica Chastain (Golden Globe Award winner and five-time award nominee), Kaley CuocoJamie Lee Curtis (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time award nominee), Dick Van Dyke (three-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Idris Elba (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Harrison Ford (Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee and Cecil B. deMille Award recipient), Johnny Galecki (Golden Globe Award nominee), Justin HartleyTaraji P. Henson (Golden Globe Award winner and one-time award nominee), Felicity Huffman(Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time award nominee), Allison Janney (Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Michael B. JordanWilliam H. Macy (five-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Chrissy Metz (two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Mike MyersLupita Nyong’o (Golden Globe Award nominee), Gary Oldman (Golden Globe Award winner and one-time award nominee), Jim Parsons (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Sam Rockwell (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Saoirse Ronan (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Octavia Spencer (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Ben StillerLena Waithe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (two-time Golden Globe Award nominee) have been announced as presenters by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 76th Annual Golden Globe® Awards.

[UPDATE: These entertainers have been added to the list of presenters at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards: Kristen BellEmily BluntSteve CarellOlivia Colman, Bradley Cooper, Taron EgertonRichard GereDanai GuriraNicole Kidman, Lady GagaLucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Amy PoehlerGina RodriguezMaya RudolphEmma Stone and Rachel Weisz.]

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the high-profile ceremony airing live coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton. Previously announced Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee Jeff Bridges will be the recipient of the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award. Five-time Golden Globe Award winner and sixteen-time Golden Globe Award nominee Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, the Carol Burnett Award. Isan Elba will serve as this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. Meher Tatna is president of the HFPA. Allen Shapiro, Executive Chairman of Dick Clark Productions, Mike Mahan, CEO of Dick Clark Productions, and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at Dick Clark Productions will serve as executive producers.

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association (HFCA) by a group of entertainment journalists representing world media in Hollywood, who realized the need to unite and organize to gain the recognition and access to studios and talent accorded to the domestic press. All qualified journalists were accepted, with the bold goal of “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race.” A year later, the HFCA created the Golden Globe Awards which, to this day, the entire membership selects, votes on and awards every year for outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate more than $33 million to 80 entertainment-related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and DCP. DCP also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. DCP is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

New Year’s Eve specials ringing in 2019 will feature Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Sting and more

December 27, 2018

by Carla Hay

Watching a New Year’s Eve special on TV is a tradition for millions of people around the world. After taking a break from a New Year’s Eve Special in 2017, NBC is back with its star-studded party in New York City’s Times Square. Here’s what is planned for the four biggest New Year’s TV specials in the United States:

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 

Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC)

Celebrating its 47th year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (which is produced by Dick Clark Productions and airs in the U.S. on ABC) is still the most high-profile televised New Year’s Eve event. Mariah Carey headlined the show from New York City’s Times Square in 2018 and 2017. In 2018, another Grammy-winning diva—Christina Aguilera—is taking the headlining spot. Ryan Seacrest will once again host the show, which begins airing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, followed by 11:30 p.m. to 2:13 a.m. ET. Jenny McCarthy will provide on-site reporting. Other performers in Times Square include Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids on the Block. Airing just after midnight Eastern Time, Post Malone will perform from a stop on his current tour in Brooklyn, New York, marking the first television performance of the new year. Meanwhile, the special has partnered with YouTube Music for the first time this year for cross-promotional programming.

Ciara will once again host the Los Angeles segments of the show that will feature performances that were mostly previously recorded. Artists in the show’s Los Angeles segments will include Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Weezer, as well as collaborations from Brown featuring Alaina; Macklemore with Skylar Grey; and The Chainsmokers featuring Ballerini.

Meanwhile, actress Lucy Hale (former star of “Pretty Little Liars”) will host the show’s second annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans. Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris will perform from the Allstate Fan Fest, leading up to the midnight countdown and fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square.  “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019” is produced by Dick Clark Productions with Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square

Steve Harvey (Photo by Brian Bowen Smith/Fox)

After televising its New Year’s Eve show (hosted by Pitbull) in Miami from 2014 to 2016, Fox changed locations and hosts in 2017, with the show now taking place at New York City’s Times Square with comedian/talk-show host Steve Harvey and former E! News personality Maria Menounous. This year, Harvey and Menounous return to co-host the show, which airs on Fox from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed. Performers will include Sting, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Juanes and Why Don’t We. Additionally, the special will include celebrity cameo appearances by comedians Ken Jeong and Kenan Thompson, as well as “Fox NFL Sunday” commentators Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. “Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” is produced by IMG Original Content and Done + Dusted. Guy Carrington, Katy Mullan, Mike Antinoro, Dave Chamberlin and Orly Anderson serve as executive producers; and Eddie Delbridge serves as co-executive producer. IMG also produces Harvey’s self-titled talk show, as well as the Miss Universe Pageant and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” which have been hosted by Harvey over the past several years.

[December 30, 2018 UPDATE: Dierks Bentley has been added to the lineup performing in Times Square.]

NBC’s New Year’s Eve

Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen, Leslie Jones, Keith Urban
(Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal)

Stars from NBC’s “The Voice” are all over “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” special, which begins airing at 10 p.m. ET from New York City’s Times Square. Not only is “The Voice” host Carson Daly hosting the New Year’s Eve show (with Chrissy Teigen and assistance from Leslie Jones), but “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend are also performing on the special. Other performers include Jennifer Lopez, Bebe Rexha, Diana Ross and Andy Grammer.  Keith Urban and  Brett Young will perform at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville. “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt will also appear on stage before the iconic ball drop. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” will be televised from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, followed by the New Year’s countdown segment 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” is executive produced by Daly, Teigen and John Irwin through NBCUniversal Television Studio and Irwin Entertainment. It is co-executive produced by Casey Spira.

New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper (Photo courtesy of CNN)

For the second year in a row, longtime friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. CNN’s 11th annual New Year’s Eve Show, which is telecast live from New York City’s Times Square has a more star-studded lineup this year than in previous years. Gwen Stefani is scheduled to perform from her Las Vegas residency, while Keith Urban (who also appears on NBC’s New Year’s Eve Special), Dave Chappelle, Patti LaBelle and Jack Black also round out the show’s celebrity lineup.  New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will also spotlight Broadway musicals such as “The Band’s Visit,” “Wicked,” “Tootsie” and “Come From Away.” CNN’s New Year’s Eve Show begins at 8 p.m. ET, and will end at approximately 1:05 p.m. ET. CNN anchors Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will host a countdown from New Orleans at 12:30 a.m. ET. In 2017, Cohen replaced Kathy Griffin, who was notoriously fired from the show in May of that year for publicly posting a photo of herself holding up a fake bloody head of President Donald Trump. Griffin and Cooper had co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve Show since 2007, but the Cooper/Cohen duo brought in the show’s highest ratings so far. Cooper and Cohen have an established rapport, since they have done numerous speaking engagements together. has not announced if any other celebrities will be guests on the show, so expect the possibility of surprise guests.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve: Jennifer Lopez, Bebe Rexha added to lineup to ring in 2019

December 19, 2018

Beeb Rexha and Jennifer Lopez at the 2018 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2018/Getty Images for DCP via ABC)

 

The following is a press release from NBC:

“NBC’s New Year’s Eve” will kick off 2019 with the biggest names in music as Jennifer Lopez and Bebe Rexha join the previously announced line-up that includes Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton, as well as Keith Urban and Brett Young, who will perform live from Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville.

In addition to the incredible musical slate, Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen will host live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Lester Holt, from “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC,” will also appear on stage before the iconic ball drop.

Lopez will perform “Limitless,” the anthem from her upcoming comedy feature film, “Second Act,” which arrives in theaters Dec. 21. Rexha will perform “Imagine” in Times Square at midnight.

The special will air Monday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Prior to “NBC’S New Year’s Eve,” Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will ring in the new year with “A Toast to 2018,” a star-studded New Year’s Eve primetime special highlighting the year’s biggest pop culture moments, videos and trends. An all-star cast of celebrities – from Michael Bublé and Ellie Kemper to Kenan Thompson and Busy Philipps – will dish on the most talked-about stories that made for an unforgettable 2018.

The two-hour special airs from 8-10 p.m. and will also feature interviews with Chrissy Metz, Jaimie Alexander, Howie Mandel, Melissa Rivers, Ryan Eggold, Savannah Guthrie, Giuliana Rancic, Jason Kennedy, Wanda Sykes, Johnny Weir, Carson Kressley, Al Roker, Lester Holt, Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, Craig Melvin, Keith Morrison, Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy, Dylan Dreyer, Brad Goreski, Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Loni Love and many more.

About Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, producer, and entertainer who has established herself in both music and film. She is a successful recording and touring artist who has sold over 75 million records and has a cumulative worldwide box-office gross of more than $3 billion. Lopez is one of the most influential female artists in history. As an artist, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, Jennifer Lopez has been named to the TIME 100 list, Forbes magazine’s most powerful celebrity, and People magazine’s first “Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” in addition to receiving the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Without a doubt, Lopez is a global icon and the ultimate multihyphenate. She can next be seen starring in the upcoming comedy feature film, “Second Act.”

About Bebe Rexha

Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 12 million overall single sales, 6 billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10 billion. Her highly anticipated debut album, “Expectations,” was released June 22 on Warner Bros. Records and features her massive single, “I’m a Mess,” as well as her global #1 smash “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, which remained on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 50 straight weeks. Rexha was nominated in two categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Meant to Be.” Rexha, whom Billboard calls “one of the most daring artists of 2017,” burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song “Monster,” which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna and went RIAA 6x-platinum stateside. Since then, Rexha co-wrote and carried the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x-platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. She also hit #1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her platinum-selling smash single, “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her single “I Got You” has more than 265 million views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 253 million views and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In the Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 414 million views. Rexha released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” in 2017 to rave reviews.

About Lester Holt

Lester Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of both “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC.” Holt also leads NBC News’ special reports, breaking news and primetime political coverage. Holt was named to the role of “NBC Nightly News” anchor in June 2015 after eight years as anchor of “NBC Nightly News” weekend editions and 12 years as co-anchor of “Weekend Today.” In addition, Holt has served as principal anchor of “Dateline NBC” since September 2011. Holt joined NBC News in 2000 and is known for his outstanding work in the field, reporting and anchoring from breaking news events across the globe. He traveled to PyeongChang in February to cover his ninth Olympic games after returning home from a trip to North Korea where he reported on the growing tensions between the United States and the totalitarian state. Over the past several years, he has crisscrossed the globe covering the terrorist attacks in Europe, Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, the civil unrest in Egypt during the Arab Spring, and the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti. As a preeminent broadcast journalist, Holt was selected to moderate the first presidential debate of 2016, which was the most-watched debate in American history. Holt’s one-on-one with President Trump in May 2017 stands as the most consequential interview of the Trump presidency after Trump told Holt the firing of former FBI head James Comey was tied to the Russia investigation. As a preeminent broadcast journalist, Holt was selected to moderate the first presidential debate of 2016, which was the most-watched debate in American history.