A big awards show that will be airing on NBC for the first time will be broadcast live coast to coast. The network today took the wraps off plans for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” which will air from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Last year’s ceremony aired on ABC.
Tickets for the three-hour event will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 12, at AXS.com.
“Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound,” NBC noted in its announcement. “The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.”
The ceremony is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.