2020 Billboard Music Awards Postponed

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

Another award show is being rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which were scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, have been postponed. According to Billboard, a new date has yet to be announced.

“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,” organizers said in a joint statement from Dick Clark Productions and NBC. “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.”

Nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were not yet revealed, however, it was previously announced the Garth Brooks would be receiving the coveted Icon Award during the show.

Brooks, a 19-time Billboard Music Award winner, is one of only nine artists to ever receive the prestigious award, following Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Kelly Clarkson was scheduled to host the telecast.