Karol G will perform at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, taking place Sunday, Nov. 19. The Colombian hitmaker — who’s had a massive year, scoring her first Billboard 200 leader with Mañana Será Bonito — is set to perform a trio of songs.
The global star is up for five Billboard Music Awards, including top Latin artist, top Latin female artist, top Latin touring artist, top Latin album (Mañana Será Bonito) and top Latin song (“TQG” with Shakira). Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito, released in February, made history as the first all Spanish-language album by a female artist to top the Billboard 200. The set includes her unprecedented collaboration with Shakira, “TQG,” which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. This year, Karol also went on her first-ever U.S. stadium tour, which included stops in major markets such as Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Earlier this week, Peso Pluma — also up for top Latin artist — was announced as a performer for the 2023 BBMAs. The Mexican star will perform “Rubicón” with a special guest appearance by boxing legend Mike Tyson. NewJeans and Bebe Rexha & David Guetta have also been announced as performers.
With nods in 20 categories, Taylor Swift is the top finalist at the 2023 BBMAs. Morgan Wallen and SZA are runners-up, with 17 entries each. They are followed by The Weeknd (16); Drake and Zach Bryan (14); Luke Combs (10); 21 Savage, Metro Boomin and Miley Cyrus (nine each); Beyoncé and Rema (seven each); Bad Bunny and Peso Pluma (six each); and Ariana Grande, David Guetta, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, NewJeans and Selena Gomez (five each). See the complete list of finalists here.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards Presented by Marriott Bonvoy — which will be produced by dick clark productions — will have a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Spotify “Fans First,” which will bring fans up close and personal with their favorite artists. Performances and awards will roll out across the BBMAs and Billboard social channels, as well as via BBMAs.watch on Sunday, Nov. 19. Billboard Music Awards performers will be revealed daily on BBMAs social channels.
One special BBMAs performance and two exclusive acceptance speeches will be hosted at hotel brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. Additionally, Marriott Bonvoy will be providing a select group of fans access to attend five BBMAs performances via Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Other sponsors include Lexus, who will be surprising one lucky fan with VIP treatment with a private ride in a luxury Lexus vehicle to the one-of-a-kind performance.