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Kelly Clarkson starts 2020 Billboard Music Awards hosting gig with a bang as the three-time Grammy winner

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LONDON: The mother-of-two, 38, accessorized with a heavy gold chain around her neck, paired with diamond encrusted diamond earrings. Earlier, on the red carpet, Clarkson had dazzled in a silver, heavily tasseled gown. A deep, plunging neckline made the most of the Since U Been Gone hitmaker’s cleavage. 

Later in the evening, Kelly switched things up again by slipping her curvaceous figure into a black, sequined dress with a collar.The 2020 Billboard Music Awards celebrate the music industry’s favorite chart-toppers live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.  Post Malone managed to get the most nominations, earning 16 nods across 15 categories.

He is followed by Lil Nas X with 13. Billie Eilish and Khalid are tied with 12 nominations a piece.

Kanye West’s foray into gospel Jesus Is King also made an impressive showing, earning nine nominations in Christian categories including top Christian artist, top gospel artist, top Christian album, top gospel album and top Christian song. This year’s Billboard Music Awards will feature three fan-voted categories: Billboard chart achievement award, top social artist and top collaboration.

There will also be several special honors. The first ever Billboard Change Maker Award is set to go to Run The Jewels rapper and social justice activist Killer Mike, who is set to receive his honor from Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms.Garth Brooks will receive the ICON Award, making him one of only nine artists who have received the trophy. He will also perform. 

Additional performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy feat. Ty Dolla $ign, BTS, Kane Brown feat. Swae Lee and Khalid, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, En Vogue, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone feat. Tyla Yahweh, and SAINt JHN.

Presenters include Addison Rae, Cher, Garcelle Beauvais, Jane Lynch, Jay Ellis, Jharrel Jerome, Julia Michaels, Lilly Singh, Nicole Richie, Spencer X, Taraji P. Henson, TwinsthenewTrend and tWitch. The show is welcoming back host Kelly Clarkson for the third year in a row.

‘I’m thrilled to be back with my Billboard family,’ Clarkson previously shared in a statement.’I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This a night of music that you won’t want to miss!’ The 2020 Billboard Music Awards – which are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020 – were originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The show is welcoming back host Kelly Clarkson for the third year in a row. ‘I’m thrilled to be back with my Billboard family,’ Clarkson previously shared in a statement.

‘I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This a night of music that you won’t want to miss!’

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards – which are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020 – were originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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 MRC Data/Nielsen Music.  

Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the most trusted way to rank the commercial popularity of artists, songs and albums. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 14th at 8pm EST on NBC.  

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