DISH Live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

DISH Live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

This Sunday, May 20th the past year’s most popular artists across all genres will all be together for one night of celebration. See the best in Rock, Country, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin, Dance, Gospel and Christian music compete for awards in several categories. Categories include: Top Artist, Top Song, Top Album and Top Tour for each genre. There are also special awards that are given throughout the night, including the Billboard Icon Award that recognizes a musician for inspiring others and contributions to the industry. This year’s Billboard Icon Award winner is Janet Jackson and she’ll be performing live.

Aside from the awards, there will be star-studded performances by Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, BTS, Shawn Mendes and more. Kelly Clarkson will also be performing, in addition to being the official host of the awards.


How to Watch on DISH

Before all the 2018 Billboard Music Awards action starts live on NBC at 8pm ET/5pm PT, you can get a behind the scenes look and exclusive live updates from your favorite artists on the red carpet by following DISH’s Instagram and Facebook. To see these red carpet updates from DISH, be sure to follow DISH on Instagram (@dishnetwork) on your phone! Follow us on Facebook, ( to see DISH’s Facebook Stories from the red carpet.

When the 2018 Billboard Music Awards start, here’s what you need to know if you’re following along on your Hopper:

  • Use DISH’s Voice Remote to cue up the show when it’s time to watch at 8pm ET: Just say “NBC” into your DISH Voice Remote and the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on your TV will pull up on your TV
  • Want to hear and see the songs nominated to win this year? Just pull up the nominated artists or videos on YouTube directly on your Hopper to kill time before the show
  • We’ve got two days until the show, meaning numerous hours to listen to your favorite artists this weekend on DISH’s SiriusXM music channels (99)
  • Hands full? With DISH you can use Amazon Alexa with your DISH Hopper, so you can ask Alexa to change the channel to NBC when it’s go-time.

We hope you enjoy the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with all the ways to watch with DISH.