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Entertainment Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards

17:41  14 october  2020
17:41  14 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone will celebrate his 16 whopping nominations at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance.

FILE - Post Malone performs during his © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Post Malone performs during his "Runaway Tour" in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020. Malone, who is nominated for 16 2020 Billboard Music Awards, will perform at the awards show airing Wednesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

The hitmaker is one of several acts set to perform during Wednesday night's awards show, which will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Some of the performances will be live, while others were pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show, where Malone is up for honors including top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His 2019 album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — which featured the hits “Circles,” “Wow” and “Goodbyes” — is up for top Billboard 200 album while “Sunflower,” his collaboration with Swae Lee from the Oscar-winning animation “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” is nominated for top rap song, top collaboration and top streaming song.

FILE - This April 14, 2019 photo shows singer and actress Kelly Clarkson posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.   Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This April 14, 2019 photo shows singer and actress Kelly Clarkson posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)

Malone's competition for the show's biggest prize, top artist, include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Jonas Brothers.

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K-pop all-stars BTS — who currently own the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with “Dynamite" and the “Savage Love" remix, with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo — will also perform. Others set to perform Wednesday include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Sia, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, En Vogue, Khalid, Brandy, Ty Dolla $ign, Swae Lee, Demi Lovato and SAINt JHN. Country music icon Garth Brooks will be presented the Icon Award from Cher, and rapper-activist Killer Mike will earn the Change Maker Award.

This combination photo shows Alicia Keys hosting the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019, from left, Post Malone performing in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020, Bad Bunny performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Keys, Malone, Bad Bunny and Combs will the perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14.  (AP Photo) © Provided by Associated Press This combination photo shows Alicia Keys hosting the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019, from left, Post Malone performing in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020, Bad Bunny performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Keys, Malone, Bad Bunny and Combs will the perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14. (AP Photo)

The 2020 Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the pandemic. It’s the reason why some of the nominees in the 55 categories may feel dated.

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This year’s show reflect the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, and, for instance, all five nominees for the main song award, top Hot 100 song, were nominated for Grammys earlier this year in January. Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — which won the Grammy for album of the year — is up against Malone’s record for top Billboard 200 album, where other nominees include Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next,” released in Oct. 2018, and Swift’s “Lover,” not her recent release “Folklore.”

Some of the nominees were even big contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards — held more than year ago — including Lil Nas X’s record-breaking hit “Old Town Road” and Lizzo’s anthemic “Truth Hurts.”

Other nominees at the Billboard Awards include Kanye West, who released two gospel albums last year. He is up for nine prizes, including bids for top gospel artist and top Christian artist, while four of the five songs nominated for top gospel song are from West.

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FILE - Whitney Houston performs during the 21st American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1994. Houston,  who died in 2012, is nominated for a 2020 Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic song for “Higher Love,” her platinum collaboration with Norwegian DJ-producer Kygo. She originally released a cover of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” as a Japan-only bonus track on her 1990 album “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” but Kygo’s dance remix of the song became an international hit after it was released last year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Whitney Houston performs during the 21st American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1994. Houston, who died in 2012, is nominated for a 2020 Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic song for “Higher Love,” her platinum collaboration with Norwegian DJ-producer Kygo. She originally released a cover of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” as a Japan-only bonus track on her 1990 album “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” but Kygo’s dance remix of the song became an international hit after it was released last year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Whitney Houston, who died in 2012, picked up a nomination for top dance/electronic song for “Higher Love,” her platinum-selling collaboration with Norwegian DJ-producer Kygo. Houston originally released a cover of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” as a Japan-only bonus track on her 1990 album “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” but Kygo’s dance remix of the song became an international hit after it was released last year.

FILE - In this May 15, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD performs in concert during his © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this May 15, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD performs in concert during his "Death Race for Love Tour" at The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The rapper, who died in December, is currently dominating the charts and streaming services with his first posthumous album “Legends Never Die." He is nominated for two 2020 Billboard Music Awards for top rap artist and top rap album for his 2019 release “Death Race for Love.” (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Other deceased nominees include rapper Juice WRLD, who died in December and is currently dominating the charts and streaming services with his first posthumous album “Legends Never Die." He picked up nominations for top rap artist and top rap album for his 2019 release “Death Race for Love.” And EDM superstar Avicii is nominated for top dance/electronic artist and top dance/electronic album for “Tim,” the album he started working on before he died in 2018 and was later completed by his producers and family.

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FILE - Killer Mike of Run The Jewels performs at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati on June 2, 2019. The Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the big show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. ET. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Killer Mike of Run The Jewels performs at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati on June 2, 2019. The Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the big show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. ET. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) FILE - Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019. Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019. Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye West celebrates his Billboard Awards success .
The rapper, 43, took to Instagram to 'thank God, fans and all of my Christians,' for his success after the awards on Wednesday, with gongs including Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Album.The rapper, 43, thanked 'God, fans and all of my Christians,' for his success following the awards show on Wednesday, after winning Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Gospel Album.

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