From Host Kelly Clarkson to the Top Nominees: 2018 Billboard Music Awards by the Numbers - NBC Chicago
2018 Billboard Music Awards

2018 Billboard Music Awards

The biggest names in music gather for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

From Host Kelly Clarkson to the Top Nominees: 2018 Billboard Music Awards by the Numbers

The ceremony's host is 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Clarkson



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    Singer Kelly Clarkson performs during halftime during a game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on November 22, 2007 in Irving, Texas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are just days away, so it's time to learn the stats on this year's show.

    The ceremony's host will be none other than 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Clarkson. While the star is not nominated this year, she will be pulling double duty as host and performer alongside John Legend. To top things off, Clarkson has said she has 20 costume changes planned for the telecast. Good luck, Kelly!

    When cameras aren't on the "American Idol" alum, they'll be on this year's winners. With 15 nominations, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are leading the pack of nomineesand are expected to leave the show with some new hardware for their trophy cabinets. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift currently holds the title of top winner in BBMA history with 21 statues under her belt. Plus, she's up again this year in five more categories, including Top Artist.

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    In addition to Clarkson and a slate of other star-studded performances, BTS is scheduled to give their first performance at the award show--and become the first K-pop group to do so--with the world television premiere of their new single.

    Meanwhile, 10-time Billboard Music Award winner and triple threat Janet Jackson will be honored with the coveted Icon Award this year and will also give her first televised performance in nine years. And it will be all for you--the

    Tune in on Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC for the live broadcast from Las Vegas.