The Billboard Music Awards will Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak


LOS ANGELES – The Billboard Music Awards is being postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The annual event was scheduled to air live from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, on NBC with host Kelly Clarkson.

The Centers for Disease Control said on March 15 that it recommended that all gatherings of 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks, while President Donald Trump said the following day that gatherings of more than 10 people should not be held.

In a statement, NBC and show producer Dick Clark Productions, said: "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."

On Tuesday, Telemundo and Billboard announced that they are postponing the Billboard Latin Music Awards, previously scheduled to air live April 23 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Also postponed is The LatinFest+ conference, which was scheduled for April 20-23, at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.

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