These Must-See Artists are Performing at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Zach Bryan, and SZA are among the many beloved musical acts competing for special honors at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards. The unique ceremony will be streamed live at 8 p.m. ET, celebrating works from a range of genres, from K-pop to country.

Videos by American Songwriter

[RELATED: 47 Records That Could Be Broken by Taylor Swift, Drake, and More at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards]

Along with unveiling the winner of each competitive category, viewers will be treated to a series of unique performances from some of today’s biggest stars. Keep reading to find out more about the artists set to perform at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.

Mariah Carey

Photo courtesy of Live Nation / VIsion PR

Pop star Mariah Carey will help ring in the holiday season during this year’s ceremony. For the first time, she’ll perform her festive hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” during an awards ceremony. The appearance will offer viewers a tease of her ongoing Merry Christmas One and All! Tour, which continues across the U.S. through mid-December.

Morgan Wallen

This year’s Billboard Music Awards will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, offering the perfect setting for Morgan Wallen‘s performance. He’ll take the stage for a rendition of “98 Braves,” a track from his 2023 chart-topping album, One Thing at a Time. Wallen is up for 16 Billboard Music Awards this year, including Top Artist.

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha

Celebrated DJ David Guetta and cross-genre vocalist Bebe Rexha will take the stage together for a special performance at this year’s awards. The pair, who are nominated for Top Collaboration, will join forces again for a rendition of their hypnotic dance-pop track “I’m Good (Blue).”

Karol G

Photo by Pablo Escudero, Courtesy of Interscope Records

Still riding high from the success of her latest record, Mañana Será Bonito, global hitmaker Karol G will close out the year with a fiery performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Little details have been shared of what to expect from her time onstage, but the 5-time nominee is sure to impress.

Tate McRae

Photo by Beth Saravo/Courtesy of RCA Records

One of pop music’s most talked-about new artists, Tate McRae will take the stage to perform her playful hit “greedy.” The charismatic hitmaker is nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Song at this year’s event. Her Billboard Music Awards appearance comes just weeks before the arrival of her sophomore album, THINK LATER.


It’s been a huge year of international success for K-POP bands, including first-time Billboard Music Award nominees NewJeans. The captivating group will perform their infectious tracks “Super Shy” and “OMG,” which became viral hits earlier this year.

Peso Pluma

24-year-old singer/songwriter Peso Pluma has evolved from a regional hitmaker in Mexico to an international sensation. Fresh off his talked-about performance with Eslabon Armado at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards, Pluma’s moment in the Billboard Music Awards spotlight shouldn’t be missed.

Photo of Peso Plume courtesy of Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis for Billboard Music Awards

Leave a Reply

Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe Soars Into a New Era with New Single “Over Everything”