Morgan Wallen was shunned by the Grammy Awards this week yet again. In 2021, he was caught on tape yelling the “n” word.
But the Billboard Music Awards is okay with it. They’re welcoming him on Sunday to their show. The BMAs are owned by Todd Boehly, owner of the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, who also owns Dick Clark Productions. I guess all is forgiven.
The Billboard Music Awards have taken the place of the American Music Awards, which DCP and Boehly, et al retired to rebrand for Billboard Magazine. The awards show will be streamed. The firm’s next big awards show, the Golden Globes, will likely be streamed as well in January.
There’s just 6️⃣ days until you get to see a special Billboard Music Awards performance from @MorganWallen 🎸
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) November 13, 2023