Billboard Music Awards producers, Dick Clark Productions has announced that the 2020 BBMAs has been postponed to a future date due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Released by NBC and Dick Clark Productions in a statement which reads, “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff — we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards. For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Awards has honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts, and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts over the last year. DCP and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”
American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson was booked to host the ceremony, which was set to air live on NBC, Wednesday April 29, from Las Vegas. Clarkson, who also serves as host and executive producer to her own television show ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has suspended productions along with her Las Vegas Residency show which was coming up on April 1.
Prior to BBMAs announcement yesterday, Billboard and Telemundo had already canceled the Billboard Latin Music Awards, initially scheduled for April 23, 2020. The LatinFest+ conference which was also set for April 20-23, at the Venetian also received a postponement outcome all due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reported cases of major events that have been cancelled due to the spread of the virus include; Coachella, Kids’ Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, CinemaCon, ACM Awards, Razzie Awards among others.