How To Watch The Billboard Music Awards 2023 Online And Finalist List

 Mariah Carey performs onstage for "Merry Christmas One And All!" at Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel on November 15, 2023 in Highland, California.
Mariah Carey performs onstage for "Merry Christmas One And All!" at Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel on November 15, 2023 in Highland, California.

How To Watch The Billboard Music Awards Online

Watch Billboard Music Awards 2023: Preview

If all you want for Christmas is pop princesses, rock gods and a seasonal morsel of Mariah, then you're going to want to tune into Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. In a new November slot and moving from TV to exclusively online, we explain below how to watch the Billboard Music Awards 2023 wherever you are.

It truly is Taylor Swift's world and we're just living in it. With 29 career wins to her name already, she leads the way with 20 Billboard Music Award nominations in 2023. You wouldn't bet against the newly announced billionaire to sweep the board and overtake Drake's current tally of 34 – although Champagne Papi is a finalist in 14 categories himself.

R&B singer SZA and country star Morgan Wallen have 17 nominations each, with The Weeknd on 16. And there are finalist spots for staples like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Travis Scott, Foo Fighters and Metallica, too.

But this will be no traditional awards show, with Billboard promising an "entirely new award show concept" to revitalize the usual formula. That means no host, no presenters, no actual ceremony. The awards will be handed out to the winners in different locations around the world and the performances will be pre-recorded, rather than live on stage.

Those performers will include, Bebe Rexha, Karol J, Morgan Wallen, NewJeans, Peso Pluma and Stray Kids. But the pièce de résistance will undoubtedly be a Mariah Carey performance of All I Want for Christmas Is You to mark the pop legend's Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

With the winners selected based on a combination of Billboard chart performance, sales, radio airplay, streaming numbers and social engagement, these really are the awards that recognise the planet's most popular musicians. We explain how to watch Billboard Music Awards 2023 online from anywhere below.

How to watch Billboard Music Awards 2023 online

Billboard Music Awards logo
Billboard Music Awards logo

For the first time, there will be no TV broadcast this year. Instead, you'll have to watch the 2023 Billboard Music Awards online.

You can do this by either tuning into Billboard's social media channels via YouTube, Facebook, X/Twitter, TikTok or Instagram, or by going to its website here.

The awards stream is scheduled to start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Sunday, November 19 (so 1am GMT / midday AEDT on Monday, November 20).

How to watch the Billboard Music Awards 2023 online from overseas

If you're overseas in a country where access to the Billboard website or its social media channels is blocked, you can still watch the Billboard Music Awards just as you would at home.

There's a handy piece of software called a VPN which can change your IP address to make it look like you're accessing streaming services from any country in the world.

For example, Americans abroad can subscribe to a VPN, join a US based server and access the stream from anywhere in the world, just like you would back home.

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Billboard Music Awards 2023 Finalists

Top Artist

  • Drake

  • Luke Combs

  • Morgan Wallen

  • SZA

  • Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

  • Bailey Zimmerman

  • Ice Spice

  • Jelly Roll

  • Peso Pluma

  • Zach Bryan

Top Duo/Group

  • Eslabon Armado

  • Fifty Fifty

  • Fuerza Regida

  • Grupo Frontera

  • Metallica

Top R&B Artist

  • Beyoncé

  • Chris Brown

  • Rihanna

  • SZA

  • The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist

  • 21 Savage

  • Drake

  • Lil Baby

  • Metro Boomin

  • Travis Scott

Top Country Artist

  • Bailey Zimmerman

  • Luke Combs

  • Morgan Wallen

  • Taylor Swift

  • Zach Bryan

Top Rock Duo/Group

  • Arctic Monkeys

  • Foo Fighters

  • Metallica

Head to the official website for the full list of finalists