The two-hour pre-show will be live from the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT.
The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices via @BBMAs. Produced by dick clark productions, the stream will be available exclusively on Twitter, where fans can watch and participate in the live red carpet experience. Featuring exclusive interviews and a star-studded lineup of nominees, performers and presenters, fans will be able to engage in real-time conversation on the platform as some of the biggest moments of the night unfold.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.
An icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of MTV, Sway Calloway has been a staple within music-news for almost two decades. Already a vanguard radio personality, record producer and hip-hop artist,
Sway joined the MTV News team in 2000 and has been front and center for some of music’s biggest moments. Sway has been a key correspondent for MTV’s Choose or Lose and Power of ’12 campaign for
the channel. Since his involvement, he has interviewed various political leaders like Bill Clinton,
Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul, John McCain and Mitch Romney. He’s also sat down with President Barak Obama six times. Sway’s other MTV News endeavors
have included the TRL, “All Eyes” series which featured top artists like Kanye West and 50 Cent, “MTV News Now: Jay-Z vs. Nas: Beats, Battles & Beef,” “MTV News Presents: After the Storm,” RapFix Live, The Hottest MC’s list and TRL-AM. Sway serves as an MTV Executive Producer and brings new programming ideas to the station. His work continues throughout the nation and community where he has been a part of various panels and discussions hosting and moderating on important issues like Hate Crimes, Racism and Education. He also plays a major role with the Viacom’s Get Schooled program that touches students across the country to encourage them to stay and graduate from school. Sway is the host of SiriusXM Shade 45 daily morning show, SWAY IN THE MORNING from 8am to 12pm EST.