“2023 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” TEAMS UP WITH SPOTIFY AND REVEALS A REIMAGINED AWARD SHOW DEDICATED TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST ARTISTS AND FANS. Catch the “2023 Billboard Music Awards” on Sunday, November 19, 2023.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2023) – Today, Dick Clark Productions and Billboard revealed plans for a reimagined “2023 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) and first-of-its-kind collaboration with Spotify ‘Fans First’ to bring fans up close and personal with their favorite artists. The BBMAs will deliver a fresh award show concept that will entertain fans with hours of music and exclusive content, including winner celebrations, behind-the-scenes moments, and performances created by the world’s biggest chart-topping artists.
The BBMAs will roll out performances and awards across BBMAs and Billboard social channels, as well as via BBMAs.watch on Sunday, November 19. Performances and award celebrations will take place in global locations, in the midst of sold-out tours, and in custom venues – all with bespoke creative BBMAs.
In addition, the BBMAs and Spotify have teamed up to identify fans who have consumed the most hours of music over the past year and helped drive their favorite artists to the top spots on the Billboard charts. These fans will receive a “golden ticket” granting them access to attend a once-in-a-lifetime performance curated by their favorite artists, expressly for the “2023 Billboard Music Awards.” Fans First is Spotify’s program that offers exclusive rewards and privileges like one-of-a-kind concerts; personal artist experiences; merch drops; and first-in-line presales to an artist’s most devoted Spotify listeners.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear, and we’re excited to meet them where they are, and everywhere they want to consume music and content,” said Maddy Mesevage, SVP, Marketing. “This year’s show is an epic celebration of the fans who propelled their favorite artists to the top of the Billboard charts. To thank them, we are thrilled to work with Spotify and the artists themselves to offer their most loyal fans an experience they’ll never forget.”
For nearly 30 years, the “Billboard Music Awards” has showcased spectacular performances, unexpected collaborations, and buzzworthy pop culture moments. Unique among music award shows, winners are determined by year-end performance metrics on the Billboard charts, the music industry’s ultimate authority and data-driven measure of success. The eligibility dates for this year’s awards are aligned with Billboard’s Year-End Charts tracking period, which measures music consumption from the charts dated November 19, 2022 through October 21, 2023.
Finalists and performers will be revealed in the coming weeks. The “2023 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Follow the BBMAs on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, Threads and YouTube, join the conversation with #BBMAs and get the latest news and updates at BillboardMusicAwards.com and billboard.com/bbma. Partners of the “2023 Billboard Music Awards” are Lexus and Marriott Bonvoy.
About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming including the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment and DCP, and “Streamy Awards.” Dick Clark Productions owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic specials, performances, and legendary programming. Dick Clark Productions is a Penske Media company. For more information, please visit www.DickClark.com.
Billboard is the ultimate barometer of success in music. Through its iconic charts, breaking news, thought leadership, multi-platform storytelling and world class events, Billboard tracks the world’s top musicians and the business that powers them. Since its origin in 1894, music leaders and fans across the world look to Billboard as the most trusted source for music information, spanning 15 countries and published in 10 languages. The prestigious Billboard Music Awards are the only premium awards ceremony that recognize musicians for their undeniable achievements on the Billboard charts, using pure data to determine the winners, rather than relying on opaque committees or undisclosed voters to select the honorees giving fans maximum impact at each year’s ceremony, as Billboard’s chart data measures fans’ engagement with their favorite music. Billboard’s other premium experiences range from the Billboard Power 100 to Billboard Women in Music, Billboard Latin Music Week, and Billboard Live, which connects the most impactful artists and industry leaders with fans from all cultures and corners of the globe.
Spotify’s mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Spotify’s platform revolutionized music listening forever when we launched it in 2008. Our move into podcasting brought innovation and a new generation of listeners to the medium, and in 2022 we entered the next audio market primed for growth with the addition of audiobooks. Today, more listeners than ever can discover, manage and enjoy over 100 million tracks, 5 million podcasts titles, and 350,000 audiobooks on Spotify. We are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with more than 551 million users, including 220 million subscribers in 184 markets.