Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson is set to return to the Billboard Music Awards stage as host. Clarkson made the announcement during her concert stop in Dallas, Texas, joking with her fans that she must not have sucked her first time out as host since she’s been invited back.
“I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year that I’m back for more,” stated Clarkson. “We’re turning it up a notch this year and I can’t wait to celebrate all of my fellow amazing artists for another unforgettable night of live music.”
2019 marks the show’s second consecutive airing on NBC. Last year more than 7.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the celebration of music. This year’s awards show will be executive produced by Kelly Clarkson, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, and Robert Deaton.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 1st and will air live on NBC beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is expected to run three hours since no awards show can come in at a reasonable two-hour length.
Clarkson’s been keeping busy on tour and as a coach on The Voice alongside John Legend, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. Clarkson, a four-time American Music Awards winner, will be hosting her own show (The Kelly Clarkson Show) on NBC this fall. She recently put out her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, and is the author of two children’s books – River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and River Rose and the Magical Christmas.
Clarkson’s music career was launched on the singing competition series American Idol in 2002. Since winning the first season of American Idol, Clarkson’s sold more than 25 million albums and has 17 singles that have reached multi-platinum, platinum, and gold sales levels.
Details on the Billboard Music Awards, Courtesy of NBC:
“Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.”