The finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards are being announced at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on Thursday.
The finalists will be revealed as part of a live stream, dubbed Billboard Music Awards — The List Live, that will be streamed across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (you also can watch the live stream at the end of this post).
Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall and comedian LaLa Milan will host the live stream, which will feature appearances by Anitta, Bretman Rock, Brianne Howey and Antonia Gentry, Chris Sullivan, FINNEAS and Maggie Baird, Jay Pharoah, Jon Batiste, Kandi Burruss, Kyle Richards, Leslie Jordan, Lisa Rinna, Luis Fonsi, the New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, Nick DiGiovanni, Paris Hilton, Rob Gronkowski, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Tanya Rad and Brad Goreski, Tate McRae, Tika the Iggy, Tim Anderson, Wisdom Kaye and more.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards are set to air on NBC and will broadcast in across the country at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 23, from the Microsoft Theater.
The Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2021 through April 3, 2021. Fan-voted categories include Billboard chart achievement award, top social artist and top collaboration.
The show is produced by Dick Clark Productions, a division of MRC, which is a co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter through a joint venture with Penske Media titled P-MRC. Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
Watch the live stream of the finalists announcement below.