Metallicadidn't emerge as the heroes of the day at the2020 Billboard Music Awardson Wednesday (Oct. 14). Out of the two nominations the veteran metal band received, each ultimately went to a different artist.
The categories for which Metallica found themselves nominated were Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour. After all, when the band hits the road, Metallica treks are often ranked among thehighest-selling rock tours.
But that didn't seem to matter come award time at theKelly Clarkson-hosted Billboard Music Awards this year. Metallica lost out to bothElton JohnandPink.