|Billboard Music Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding chart performance|
|First awarded||December 10, 1990|
|Network|| Fox (1990–2006)|
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given out annually by Billboard , a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1990 and the event was formerly held in Decemberuntil it went dormant in 2006. The awards returned in 2011 and are now held annually in May as the last of the Big Three major music awards (after the American Music Awards in the Fall, and the Grammy Awards in the Winter).
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts. There are also Year End charts. The charts may be dedicated to specific genre such as R&B, country or rock, or they may cover all genres. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot 100 song chart, all three pools of data are used to compile the charts. For the Billboard 200 album chart, streams and track sales are included in addition to album sales.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
Unlike other awards, such as the Grammy Award, which determine nominations as a result of the highest votes received by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The 2018 awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.Awards are given for the top album, artist and single in a number of different music genres.
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett in 1991. SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Sunday and every Monday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. The Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.
Next Big Sound (NBS) is a New York-based company which provides analytics for online music. The company analyses the popularity of musicians in social networks, streaming services, and radio. The company was acquired by Pandora Radio in May 2015.
|#||Year||TV||Top Artist||Top Male Artist||Top Female Artist||Top New Artist||Top Duo/Group||Top Hot 100 Song||Top Billboard 200 Album||Multiple wins||Host(s)||Venue||Ref.|
|1||1990||Fox||not awarded||Phil Collins||Janet Jackson||"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips||not awarded|| Janet Jackson |
| Paul Shaffer & Morris Day |
|Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California|
|2||1991||Mariah Carey||"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams|| Mariah Carey |
| Garth Brooks |
C+C Music Factory 5 wins
|3||1992||Kris Kross||"End of the Road" |
by Boyz II Men
|not awarded|| Michael Jackson |
|Phil Collins|| Universal Amphitheater, |
|4||1993||Whitney Houston*||Whitney Houston||"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston|| The Bodyguard Soundtrack |
| Whitney Houston |
|5||1994||not awarded||Snoop Dogg||Mariah Carey||Ace of Base||"The Sign" by Ace of Base||not awarded|| Ace of Base |
|Dennis Miller and Heather Locklear|
|6||1995||TLC||Real McCoy||"Gangsta's Paradise" |
| Cracked Rear View |
Hootie & the Blowfish
| TLC |
|Jon Stewart|| Coliseum, |
New York City
|7||1996||Alanis Morissette||Alanis Morissette||Tony Rich||"Macarena" by Los del Río||not awarded|| Mariah Carey |
|Chris Rock||Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas|
|8||1997||LeAnn Rimes||LeAnn Rimes||Spice Girls||"Candle in the Wind 1997" |
by Elton John
| Spice |
| Elton John |
|David Spade||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|9||1998||Usher||Shania Twain||Next||Next||"Too Close" by Next|| Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture |
| Next |
| Kathy Griffin and |
|10||1999||Backstreet Boys||Ricky Martin||Britney Spears||Backstreet Boys||"Believe" by Cher|| Millennium |
| Backstreet Boys |
| Kathy Griffin and |
|11||2000||Destiny's Child||Sisqó||Christina Aguilera||Sisqó||Destiny's Child||"Breathe" by Faith Hill|| No Strings Attached |
| Sisqó |
| Kathy Griffin and |
|12||2001||Shaggy||Destiny's Child||Lifehouse||Destiny's Child||"Hanging by a Moment" |
| 1 |
| R. Kelly and |
|13||2002||Nelly||Nelly||Ashanti||Ashanti||Creed||"How You Remind Me" |
| The Eminem Show |
| Ashanti |
|Cedric the Entertainer|
|14||2003||50 Cent||not awarded|| Get Rich or Die Tryin' |
| R. Kelly |
|Ryan Seacrest with Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson|
|15||2004||Usher||Usher||Alicia Keys||Outkast||"Yeah!" by Usher |
(feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris)
| Confessions |
| Usher |
|16||2005||50 Cent||Gwen Stefani||"We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey|| The Massacre |
| 50 Cent and |
|LL Cool J|
|17||2006||Chris Brown||Chris Brown||Rihanna||Chris Brown||Nickelback||"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter|| Some Hearts |
| Mary J. Blige |
|2007–2010 not held|
|18||2011||ABC||Eminem||Eminem||Rihanna||Justin Bieber||The Black Eyed Peas||"Dynamite" by Taio Cruz|| Recovery |
| Eminem |
|Ken Jeong||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|19||2012||Adele||Lil Wayne||Adele||Wiz Khalifa||LMFAO||"Party Rock Anthem" |
(feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
| 21 |
| Adele |
| Julie Bowen and |
|20||2013||Taylor Swift||Justin Bieber||Taylor Swift||One Direction||One Direction||"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)|| Red |
| Taylor Swift |
|21||2014||Justin Timberlake||Justin Timberlake||Katy Perry||Lorde||Imagine Dragons||"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)|| The 20/20 Experience |
| Justin Timberlake |
|22||2015||Taylor Swift||Sam Smith||Taylor Swift||Sam Smith||One Direction||"All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor|| 1989 |
| Taylor Swift |
| Ludacris and |
|23||2016||Adele||Justin Bieber||Adele||Fetty Wap||"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth)|| 25 |
| The Weeknd |
|Ludacris and Ciara||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|24||2017||Drake||Drake||Beyoncé||Zayn Malik||Twenty One Pilots||"Closer" by The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)|| Views |
| Drake |
| Ludacris and |
|25||2018||NBC||Ed Sheeran||Ed Sheeran||Taylor Swift||Khalid||Imagine Dragons||"Despacito"|
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)
| DAMN |
| Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar |
|Kelly Clarkson||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|26||2019||Drake||Drake||Ariana Grande||Juice Wrld||BTS||"Girls Like You" |
Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
|Scorpion - Drake|| Drake |
From 1989 to 2006, the show had the same categories and category names every year. In 2011, for the first time, all of the awards were renamed to "Top [award title]". The "of the year" portion of each category title no longer exists, and many of the awards have been further renamed. Other awards, including both "crossover" awards (No. 1 Classical Crossover Artist and No. 1 Classical Crossover Album) were discontinued. As of 2017, there are two fan-voted categories.
The general categories are Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Hot 100 Song and Top New Artist. These categories highlighted in each award and other categories are divided by genre.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the Billboard Music Award for Top Artist. The award was first given in 1993, entitled #1 World Artist. It was retired during the 1994 ceremony but returned again the following year under the title Artist of the Year. It was later renamed to its current title in 2011. Only six artists have won the award twice: 50 Cent, Adele, Destiny's Child, Taylor Swift, Usher and Drake.
This page lists the winners and nominees for the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist.
The Billboard Music Award winners for Top Male Artist. Justin Bieber and Drake have both won this award twice.
The Billboard Music Award winners for Top Rap Artist:. Distinguished people that have won the award include Drake, Kanye West, Mase, Eminem, T.I., and Lil Wayne. the category was retired in 2018 and was split into top Male and Female rap artists.
Artist Achievement Award
Sir Roderick David Stewart, is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
In 1988, Michael Jackson was honored with Billboard's first Spotlight Award for being the first artist in history to have five consecutive number ones singles on Billboard Hot 100 from one album. In 2012, Katy Perry was honored with Billboard's second Spotlight award for being the second and first female artist in history to have five consecutive number ones singles on Billboard Hot 100 from one album.
The record for most Billboard Music Awards won is held by by legendary entertainer, singer, and producer Janet Jackson, with 32 wins.
|Artist||Number of awards|
|Mary J. Blige|
Since its inception (created by Rick Garson, Paul Flattery & Jim Yukich), the BMAs had been telecast on the Fox network; however due to contractual expirations and other unforeseen circumstances, the awards were cancelled for 2007. Plans for a new version of the awards in 2008 (in association with AEG Live) fell through, and the BMAs were not held until 2011.
On February 17, 2011, Billboard announced that it would bring the BMAs back to television, moving from its original home on Fox to its new network, ABC, on May 22, 2011.A new award statuette was created by New York firm Society Awards. Dick Clark Productions, which is co-owned with Billboard, began producing the ceremony in 2014. On November 28, 2017, it was announced that the Billboard Music Awards would be moving from ABC to NBC beginning in 2018 under a multi-year contract.
|Year||Day||Date||Network||Household rating||18–49 rating||Viewers|
|2007–2010 not held|
The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, generally held in the Fall, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. It is the first of the Big Three music award shows held annually. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. The award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.
Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries. Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.
Carrie Marie Fisher is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut single, "Inside Your Heaven", is the only country song to debut at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history and the best-selling country album of the last 16 years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards Critics' Choice award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified eight times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008, boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known professionally as Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say".
Lauren Alaina is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. She was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released on October 11, 2011. Her second album, Road Less Traveled was released January 27, 2017. Alaina later achieved her first number one on the Country Airplay chart with the album's title track. Her second number one came later that year when she simultaneously topped five Billboard charts with her friend and former classmate Kane Brown on their duet "What Ifs". Alaina currently has over 100,000,000 spins on Spotify.
Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. The band was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted in 2012. Their music incorporates genres like pop, hip-hop, and R&B, alongside electronic dance music genres like house, trap, and synth-pop. Exo releases and performs music in Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. The band ranked as one of the top five most influential celebrities on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list each year from 2014 to 2018, and have been named "the biggest boy band in the world" and the "kings of K-pop" by media outlets.
Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American singer and songwriter. She has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. Musgraves self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. In 2008, she recorded two singles for Triple Pop in Austin, Texas.
Lauren Ashley Daigle is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. After being signed to the label Centricity Music, she released her debut album, How Can It Be, in 2015. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and produced three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart.
DNCE was an American pop band. The group consisted of vocalist Joe Jonas, drummer Jack Lawless, bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle, and guitarist JinJoo Lee. The group signed with Republic Records, who released their debut single, "Cake by the Ocean", in September 2015. The song reached the top 10 in several charts, including on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 9. Their debut extended play, Swaay, was released the same year. They also were nominated for Favorite New Artist for the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards and Best Song to Lip Sync and Best Anthem for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. The group performed at the 2017 Fashion Meets Music Festival. Following the reunion of the Jonas Brothers in 2019, of which Joe Jonas is lead singer, the group has since ceased performing.
Kane Allen Brown is an American country singer and songwriter who first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015 and followed it with a new single, "Used to Love You Sober", in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP Chapter 1, released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown, on December 2, 2016. The single "What Ifs" came from this album, and in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main Billboard country charts. Brown released his second album, Experiment, in November 2018.
Maren Larae Morris is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.
Luke Albert Combs is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs has released one album for Columbia Nashville, which has produced five singles: "Hurricane", "When It Rains It Pours", "One Number Away", "She Got the Best of Me" and "Beautiful Crazy" all five of which have reached the number one position on Billboard's Country Airplay, which made Combs the first artist to have five number ones on the chart with his first five single releases.
Khalid Donnel Robinson is an American singer and songwriter. He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016 and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His debut studio album, American Teen, was released on March 3, 2017. Since then he has achieved several top 10 hits, a number one album and five Grammy nominations.
Ella Mai Howell is an English singer and songwriter. She signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records in 2014.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, she became an Internet celebrity after several of her posts and videos went viral on Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York to follow her music aspirations, and released two mixtapes—Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Morgan John Evans is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He released a self-titled debut studio album in March 2014, which peaked at number 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart. His 2017 single "Kiss Somebody" peaked at number 3 on the US Country Airplay chart.