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How to stream the 2019 Billboard Music Awards for free

The year's hottest music acts will take center stage.

 

Jaime Carrillo

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Published May 1, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 1:35 pm CDT

If your favorite musicians, bands, and the bops they sing don’t make the charts, do they even exist? The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will celebrate the best music the year had to offer. While the Grammys are decided by a stuffy group of shadowy judges, the Billboard Awards are decided by sheer numbers, including song sales, streaming, radio plays, and social engagement tracked by Nielsen. Kelly Clarkson, the first-ever American Idol and celebrated judge on The Voice, will host the awards, which includes big-name nominees like Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone. It won’t all be speeches and back-patting. K-Pop superstars BTS, the Jonas Brothers, and even Paula Abdul are among the many artists who will be performing live.

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2019 Billboard Music Awards host

The awards show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.

2019 Billboard Music Awards performers

Below are the artists and songs they’ll perform at the awards.

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  • Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco – “ME!”
  • Paula Abdul – Greatest Hits Medley
  • BTS feat. Halsey – “Boy with Luv”
  • Mariah Carey — Medley
  • Ciara – “Thinkin Bout You”
  • Kelly Clarkson — “Broken & Beautiful”
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Dan + Shay & Tori Kelly
  • Halsey – “Without Me”
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”
  • Khalid
  • Madonna & Maluma – “Medellín”
  • Panic! at the Disco — “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”

What channel is the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on?

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC.

What time is the 2019 Billboard Awards on?

The Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm EST.  


How to watch the 2019 Billboard Awards online for free

While there are variations in their coverage areas and other local channels, all of the major live TV streaming service offer NBC. Even better, you can try any of them with a one-week free trial, allowing you to get started with no upfront cost. 

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1) Sling TV

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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll need either Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue to get local channels like NBC, where you’ll stream the Billboard Music Awards. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s our complete guide to Sling TV channels.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.

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3) FuboTV

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FuboTV offers a ton of channels to choose from and caters to every taste, from Hallmark dramas to basketball games. You can also take in great indie films on Sundance and fun sci-fi on Syfy. All the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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4) PlayStation Vue

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If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. You don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

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5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees

Here are the award categories along with the nominees in each category.

Top Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott
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Top New Artist

  • Bazzi
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ella Mai
  • Juice Wrld
  • Lil Baby

Billboard Chart Achievement

  • Dan + Shay
  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • Dua Lipa
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Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott
  • XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Ella Mai
  • Halsey
  • Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • XXXTentacion
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Top Duo/Group

  • BTS
  • Dan + Shay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Panic! at the Disco

Top 200 Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott
  • XXXTentacion
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Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • ? – XXXTentacion
  • Astroworld – Travis Scott
  • Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone
  • Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
  • Scorpion – Drake

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Juice Wrld
  • Post Malone
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Top Social Artist

  • BTS
  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • Ariana Grande
  • Louis Tomlinson

Top Hot 100 Song

  • “Better Now” – Post Malone
  • “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  • “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • “Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld
  • “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
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Top Song Sales Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Lady Gaga
  • Post Malone

Top Touring Artist

  • Taylor Swift
  • The Carters
  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist

  • H.E.R.
  • Khalid
  • Ella Mai
  • The Weeknd
  • XXXTentacion
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Top R&B Male Artist

  • Khalid
  • The Weeknd
  • XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist

  • H.E.R.
  • Ella Mai
  • Queen Naija
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Top Rap Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Juice Wrld
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Cardi B
  • City Girls
  • Nicki Minaj
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Top R&B Tour

  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Carters

Top Rap Tour

  • The Carters
  • Travis Scott
  • Drake
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Top Rock Tour

  • Elton John
  • U2
  • The Rolling Stones

Top Country Artist

  • Kane Brown
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Dan + Shay

Top Country Male Artist

  • Kane Brown
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves

Top Country Tour

  • Shania Twain
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Luke Bryan

Top Country Tour

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Dan + Shay
  • Old Dominion

Top Rock Artist

  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Queen
  • Imagine Dragons
  • lovelytheband
  • twenty one pilots

Top Dance/Electronica Artist

  • Calvin Harris
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Kygo
  • Marshmello
  • ODESZA

Top Latin Artist

  • J Balvin
  • Romeo Santos
  • Anuel AA
  • Ozuna
  • Bad Bunny

Top Gospel Artist

  • Tori Kelly
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Kirk Franklin

Top Christian Artist

  • For King & Country
  • Hillsong Worship
  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Cory Asbury

Top Soundtrack

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Greatest Showman
  • A Star Is Born
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 2

Top R&B Album

  • 17 – XXXTentacion
  • Ella Mai – Ella Mai
  • My Dear Melancholy – The Weeknd
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • American Teen – Khalid

Top Gospel Album

  • Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love – Snoop Dogg & Various Artists
  • Gospel Greats – Aretha Franklin
  • Unstoppable – Koryn Hawthorne
  • Hiding Place – Tori Kelly
  • Make Room – Jonathan McReynolds

Top Country Album

  • Rearview Town – Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown – Kane Brown
  • This One’s For You – Luke Combs
  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
  • Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood

Top Christian Album

  • Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
  • Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
  • Burn the Ships – for KING & COUNTRY
  • There Is More – Hillsong Worship
  • Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

Top Rap Album

  • ? – XXXTentacion
  • Astroworld – Travis Scott
  • Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone
  • Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
  • Scorpion – Drake

Top Rock Album

  • Come Tomorrow – Dave Matthews Band
  • Origins – Imagine Dragons
  • Delta – Mumford & Sons
  • Pray For The Wicked – Panic! at the Disco
  • Trench – twenty one pilots

Top Latin Album

  • Real Hasta la Muerte – Anuel AA
  • X 100pre – Bad Bunny
  • Vibras – J Balvin
  • F.A.M.E. – Maluma
  • Aura – Ozuna

Top Dance/Electronica Album

  • What Is Love? – Clean Bandit
  • 7 – David Guetta
  • Kids in Love – Kygo
  • Major Lazer Essentials – Major Lazer
  • Sick Boy – The Chainsmokers

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

  • “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • “Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld
  • “Better Now” – Post Malone
  • “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
  • “SAD!” – XXXTentacion

Top Streaming Song (Video)

  • “In My Feelings” – Drake
  • “Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld
  • “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  • “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
  • “SAD!” – XXXTentacion

Top Collaboration

  • “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • “Love Lies” – Khalid and Normani
  • “Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  • “Happier” – Marshmello and BΔSTILLE

Top Radio Song

  • “Love Lies” – Khalid and Normani
  • “Better Now” – Post Malone
  • “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  • “Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
  • “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Top Selling Song

  • “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • “In My Feelings” – Drake
  • “Without Me” – Halsey
  • “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

Top Rap Song

  • “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • “In My Feelings” – Drake
  • “Lucid Dreams” – Juice Wrld
  • “Better Now” – Post Malone
  • “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott

Top Christian Song

  • “Reckless Love” – Cory Asbury
  • “You Say” – Lauren Daigle
  • “joy.” – for KING & COUNTRY
  • “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship
  • “Known” – Tauren Wells

Top Gospel Song

  • “Your Great Name” – Todd Dulaney
  • “Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne
  • “Never Alone” – Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin
  • “Forever” – Jason Nelson
  • “A Great Work” – Brian Courtney Wilson

Top R&B Song

  • “No Brainer” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo
  • “Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
  • “Trip” – Ella Mai
  • “Better” – Khalid
  • “Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown

Top Country Song

  • “Heaven” – Kane Brown
  • “She Got the Best of Me” – Luke Combs
  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay
  • “Tequila” – Dan + Shay
  • “Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Top Rock Song

  • “Sit Next to Me” – Foster the People
  • “Natural” – Imagine Dragons
  • “Whatever It Takes” – Imagine Dragons
  • “broken” – lovelytheband
  • “High Hopes” – Panic! at the Disco

Top Rock Song

  • “Sit Next to Me” – Foster the People
  • “Natural” – Imagine Dragons
  • “Whatever It Takes” – Imagine Dragons
  • “broken” – lovelytheband
  • “High Hopes” – Panic! at the Disco

Top Latin Song

  • “Mia” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake
  • “Dura” – Daddy Yankee
  • “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
  • “X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin
  • “Te Boté” – Casper Magico, Nio García and Darell

Top Dance/Electronica Song

  • “Mia” – Bad Bunny featuring Drake
  • “Dura” – Daddy Yankee
  • “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
  • “X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin
  • “Te Boté” – Casper Magico, Nio García and Darell

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*First Published: May 1, 2019, 9:00 am CDT