Your next awards shows: Academy of Country Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards
EntertainmentInternationalLifestyleSpecials Apr 6, 2019 Sarah Larke
By Sarah Larke and Katia Sist
Dates and locations of this year’s awards shows
Awards show season is far from over. Here’s a full list of all the upcoming ceremonies this year:
Academy of Country Music Awards: The country awards show is coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7.
Billboard Music Awards: Tune in May 1 for the 26th Billboard Music Awards. NBC will air the show, which Kelly Clarkson will host at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Daytime Emmy Awards: The 46th Emmy Awards show will honour the top daytime TV programs May 5 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California.
Tony Awards: See who Broadway’s best are on June 9 at the 73rd annual show, coming from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Primetime Emmy Awards: The 71st annual show is set for Sept. 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
As for the shows with undetermined dates, here’s when they took place last year:
MTV Movie & TV Awards: June 18, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica
BET Awards: June 24, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Teen Choice Awards: Aug. 12, The Forum, California
MTV Video Music Awards: Aug. 20, Radio City Music Hall, New York City
American Music Awards: Oct. 9, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
People’s Choice Awards: Nov. 11, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica
Academy of Country Music Awards nominees
The top awards for this annual show are song, album, male artist, and female artist of the year. Here are the top award nominees for the 2019 ACMs:
Entertainer of the Year:
Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan
Song of the Year:
Cole Swindell: Break up in the end, Chris Stapleton: Broken Halos, Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line: Meant to be, Kacey Musgraves: Space Cowboy, Dan + Shay: Tequila, Russell Dickerson: Yours
Album of the Year
Dan + Shay: Dan + Shay, Eric Church: Desperate Man, Chris Stapleton: From A Room Volume: 2, Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour, Dierks Bentley: The Mountain
Male Artist of the Year:
Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett
Female Artist of the Year:
Ashley McBryde, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert
Billboard Music Awards nominees come out
The nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards were released this morning. Here are some of the biggest awards and their potential winners:
Top Artist: Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, Post Malone, Travis Scott
Top Female Artist: Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Ella Mai, Taylor Swift, Halsey
Top Male Artist: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Travis Scott, XXXTentacion
Top Duo/Group: BTS, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Panic! at the Disco, Dan + Shay
Drake leads the pack with a total of 13 nominations, while Post Malone is close behind with 12. Ariana Grande and Cardi B both hold 10 nominations. Last year’s top female and male artists Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran have both been re-nominated for the prize.
While Taylor Swift was the only female nominee for top artist last year, that number has increased to three this year, outweighing the male nominees.
Country music world still dominated by men
The Academy of Country Music Awards is the next upcoming awards show and it’s time to look a little closer at its history of nominees and winners.
Entertainer, album, and song of the year are the biggest awards that aren’t separated by gender.
Last year’s entertainer of the year Jason Aldean has been re-nominated for his fourth consecutive award in the category. 2018 nominees Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Chris Stapleton are also up for the prize again. The only difference in the category this year is Kenny Chesney replacing Garth Brooks as a new nominee. All of them are men.
The last female to be nominated for this award was Carrie Underwood in 2017, and the last female winner was Taylor Swift in 2012. Since Swift’s win, there have only been seven total female nominations in this category, all shared between Swift, Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
Kacey Musgraves is the only female to be nominated for album of the year in 2019. Miranda Lambert was the last woman to take home the award in 2017.
As for song of the year, Kacey Musgraves is again the only solo female artist up for the win, with Bebe Rexha also looking to take home the award for her track with Florida Georgia Line. Miranda Lambert won last year as the only female nominee.
Who to watch out for at this year’s ACMs and Billboard Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
Jason Aldean is nominated for his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year award.
Kacey Musgraves won four Grammy Awards this year and is nominated for three awards at the ACMs.
Dan + Shay has six nominations this year.
Chris Stapleton is also up for six awards.
Miranda Lambert has the most ACM awards and has two nominations this year.
Billboard Music Awards
Drake is up for 13 awards at the Billboards this year.
Post Malone is facing 12 nominations this year.
Ariana Grande has had a hugely successful year and could take home up to 10 awards
Cardi B is also up for 10 awards at the show.