The 2020 Billboard Music Awards: How to Watch Online, Performers, Nominees

By Gabriela Vatu / October 14, 2020

The Billboard Music Awards are finally coming after getting postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the show is finally here, we cannot wait to watch it, and we plan to enjoy it online.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will have Kelly Clarkson as host for the third year in a row, and that's very good news because she is both hilarious and extremely talented, so you know you're going to listen to a lot of great covers.

The show was originally planned for April 29th, but since it all got postponed, the nominees were only announced on September 22nd. Garth Brooks is already set to receive the Icon Award. Post Malone has received the most nominations this year, leading the list with 16 of them. Lil Nas X has 13 nominations, while Khalid and Billie Eilish have 12 each.

Other notable nominees are Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, who join the other three for the Top Artist, Lisa is nominated for the Top New Artist, the Billboard Chart - which is fan-voted - has Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lil Nas X, Luke Combs, and Mariah Carey as nominees, and lots more.

Who Is Performing at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

The performers for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards have already been announced, and we can count on Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, En Vogue, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Swae Lee & Khalid, Sia, Saint Jhn, and Post Malone.

When and Where to Watch the 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards is going to take place on October 14th. The event will kick off at 8:00 PM on NBC.

How Can I Live Stream the 2020 Billboard Music Awards?

If you're hoping to watch the Billboard Music Awards online, you are quite lucky because NBC is part of quite a few live TV platforms, making it easy to follow over the internet. One of our favorite live TV platforms to go for, especially when it comes to watching entertainment, is Sling TV.

There are three bundles on Sling TV, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue, and NBC is part of the latter two. The two bundles have different prices and different channel combinations, but most importantly, you get three simultaneous streams with Blue, while the Orange + Blue bundle gets you four simultaneous streams. You can also add loads of extra channel packs and premium networks to your account, so you get more content to have fun with.

Sling TV comes with apps for multiple devices, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and others.

Besides Sling TV, which has an impressive collection of entertainment networks, there are other platforms you might be interested in as well.

fuboTV is a really cool single bundle service that comes with over one hundred channels. You can add a bunch of extra channel packs and premium networks to your account, but you might want to take a look at the premade plans that fuboTV has, as those come with discounts. Start your free trial on fuboTV now!

Another option is Hulu, which has a single bundle of networks. You can add a couple of extra channel packs to your account if you so desire, but NBC is part of that main bundle. You should know that all subscribers of the Hulu Live TV service can also enjoy access to the On-Demand library, which means you have a lot of fun with a lot more content. Start your free trial on Hulu now!


NBC is a channel that broadcasts in select markets only, so if you live in an area where you do not get the channel, you can use a VPN and connect to a server from a different city. Continue reading to figure out how to make the VPN work for you.

How to Watch the Billboard Music Awards From Anywhere?

If you're planning to watch the Billboard Music Awards from another country, for instance, if you're traveling, you can still access the live TV platform you are subscribed to. However, in order to do so, you will need a few extra steps, as all the platforms are geo-blocked.

Basically, as soon as your IP shows that you are in a different country, you will need to get your internet connection routed through a server from back home to watch anything on the services you are subscribed to. A VPN can change your IP address in a matter of seconds, so the sites you are trying to access just think you are there instead.

We recommend ExpressVPN, which is a great tool that has thousands of servers all over the world and some great privacy features. We've tested this tool extensively, and we know it performs great, so it's definitely something you need to try.

You need to subscribe to ExpressVPN (49% OFF), get the apps for your device, and find a server that is located in the United States so you can connect to it. Once the connection is established, load Sling TV and start streaming the Billboard Music Awards like you would at home.

ExpressVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee policy, so if you have any problems whatsoever, you can ask for a refund within the above-mentioned timeframe. Given our experience with this VPN, however, we don't think that's going to be the case.

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