Everything you need to know about the Billboard Music Awards 2023


The 2023 Billboard Music Awards will livestream rather than follow the traditional television format used in previous years.

The Billboard Music Award is scheduled for November 19, 2023. The performances and award celebrations will take place at different locations across the globe and will be live-streamed.

With the expansion of musical genres, the music industry has undergone a notable transformation. This includes Afrobeat artists selling out concerts, introducing new award show categories for K-Pop and Afrobeat, extensive collaborations between local and international musicians, and various other developments.

The Billboard Music Award has added two new categories for Afrobeat and four new categories for K-pop.

Between 2022 & 2023 there has been an incorporation of the Afrobeats genre into prestigious awards. Wizkid became the first-ever recipient of the 'Favorite Afrobeats Artist' award at the American Music Awards in November 2022. Additionally 'Calm Down' by Rema & Selena Gomez made history as the inaugural winner of the 'Best Afrobeats' category at the MTV Video Awards.

Billboard Music Awards 2023 nominations

The BBMAs added two new categories for the Afrobeats genre. The nominees are

Top Afrobeats Song (NEW)

  • Ayra Starr, “Rush”
  • Libianca, “People”
  • Oxlade, “KU LO SA”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • Victony, Rema, & Tempoe ft. Don Toliver, “Soweto”

Top Afrobeats Artist (NEW)

  • Burna Boy
  • Libianca
  • Rema
  • Tems
  • Wizkid

Check out the full List of Nominees here.

What to expect at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards

As November 19, 2023, draws near, many are anticipating who will win this year's inaugural Top Afrobeat Song and Top Afrobeat Artist awards. The biggest winners of this prestigious award have been Drake and Taylor Swift. According to Forbes, Taylor Swift earned between $10 to $13 million during her 2023 Eras tour and it has been predicted she will earn 4.1 billion dollars. It is quite possible she could once again take home the Top 100 Song award for her record-breaking hit Anti-hero. In this category, she is contending with

  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
  • SZA, “Kill Bill”

As of this time, confirmed performances, for the BBMA are David Guetta, Peso Pluma, Bebe Rexha. Korean girl group NewJeans will be making their first-ever BBMA Awards show performance debut.

Performances and awards will roll out across the BBMAs and Billboard social channels, as well as via