The 2021 Billboard Music Awards is honoring Drake as Artist of the Decade
Billboard Music Awards start time, channel
Billboard Music Awards 2021 airs Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
All hail the decade of Drake. It’s almost time to watch the Billboard Music Awards 2021 online to see the Canadian singer honored as the Artist of the Decade, plus see the year’s top artists perform and take home trophies.
The nominees for Billboard Music Awards 2021 are led by The Weeknd, righting the wrong committed by the Grammys. Pink is accepting the Icon Award for 2021, joining previous winners like Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.
And the ceremony will see a new face as host: Nick Jonas takes over for Kelly Clarkson, who emceed the last three years.
This year’s Billboard Music Awards will giving out the second annual Change Maker Award to rapper and social activist Trae Tha Truth. He led a march for justice in Houston on behalf of friend George Floyd. His nonprofit Angel By Nature has also provided $1.5 million in basic living supplies to families in need.
The ceremony will feature performances by The Weeknd, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny and Twenty One Pilots, among others. The superstar K-pop group BTS is also debuting their new single “Butter” remotely from Korea.
Here is everything to know about how to watch the Billboard Music Awards 2021 online.
How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 from anywhere on Earth
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How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 in the US
In the U.S., music fans can watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. on NBC, which can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
The BMAs are also streaming live on Peacock.
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You can watch the Billboard Music Awards 2021 for free without cable via Locast. If you live in one of the 26 markets, you can watch broadcast channels free online. The Locast app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Fire TV and Google Chromecast.
To use Locast, you’ll need to enter an address. If you are away from home but still want to access your area Locast, you’ll need ExpressVPN.
How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 in Canada
Up in the Great North, Canadians can tune into the 2021 BMAs at the same time as Americans Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.
How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 in the UK
Bad news for Brits the 2021 BMAs are not airing on any UK channels. But all is not lost! Anyone abroad who wants to use the services they already pay for can still use them with ExpressVPN.
How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2021 in Australia
Aussies are in luck because they can watch the 2021 BMAs via SBS On Demand.
The live show will stream Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. AEST.
Billboard Music Awards 2021 performers and presenters
The performers for the 2021 BMAs include The Weeknd, who will be live at the ceremony. Duran Duran is performing remotely from London, joined by the Jonas Brothers in the U.S. BTS is presenting the television debut of new single “Butter” remotely from Korea.
Other performers include Bad Bunny, Karol G, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled with H.E.R. and Migos, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Sounds of Blackness, AJR, Glass Animals and Twenty One Pilots.
Billboard Music Awards presenters include Lena Waithe, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Henry Golding, Dixie D’Amelio, Lil Rel Howery, Gabrielle Union, Kelsea Ballerini, Chelsea Handler, Kathryn Hahn, Padma Lakshmi, and Swizz Beatz.