Stray Kids will make their Billboard Music Awards debut with an action-packed performance featuring two of their hits, “S-Class” and “LALALALA.” This will mark the first time “LALALALA” has been performed on an awards show.
Stray Kids is one of two K-pop groups that will be featured on this year’s BBMAs, along with NewJeans. Other previously announced performers are David Guetta and Bebe Rexha, KAROL G, Peso Pluma and Morgan Wallen.
Stray Kids is up for two awards: top global K-pop artist and top K-pop album for 5-Star.
Stray Kids has had three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 – Stray Kids Mini Album: Oddinary (EP) in April 2022, Maxident in October 2022 and 5-Star in June 2023. Stray Kids was just the third K-pop act to top the all-genre tally, following BTS and SuperM.
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The band has also had three No. 1 albums on the World Albums chart. The group has had five hits on the Billboard Global 200 chart, including “S-Class,” which spent five weeks on the charts.
The eight-member boy band consists of Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N.
Taylor Swift is the top finalist at the 2023 BBMAs with nods in 20 categories. 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, Guetta, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, NewJeans and Selena Gomez (five each).
The 2023 BBMAs will honor the year’s hottest names in music determined by year-end performance metrics on the Billboard charts. The program, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions, will deliver a reimagined award show concept that will entertain fans with music and exclusive content. Performances and award celebrations will take place in global locations, in the midst of sold-out tours, and in custom venues.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the BBMAs and Spotify Fans First have teamed up to identify fans who have consumed the most hours of music over the past year and helped drive their favorite artists to the top spots on the Billboard charts. These fans will receive a “golden ticket” granting them access to attend a performance curated by their favorite artists, expressly for the 2023 BBMAs.
The 2023 BBMAs is presented by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s travel program and marketplace. One special BBMAs performance and two exclusive acceptance speeches will be hosted at hotel brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. Additionally, Marriott Bonvoy will provide a select group of fans access to attend five BBMAs performances via Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Other sponsors include Lexus, who will surprise one lucky fan with VIP treatment with a private ride in a luxury Lexus vehicle to the one-of-a-kind performance.