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Billboard Music Award
Billboard Music Awards
2019 Billboard Music Awards
Billboard-music-awards-logo.png
Awarded forOutstanding chart performance
CountryUnited States
Presented byBillboard
First awardedDecember 10, 1990; 28 years ago (1990-12-10)
Websitebillboardmusicawards.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFox (1990-2006)
ABC (2011-2017)
NBC (2018-present)
Most recent Billboard Music Award winners
← 2018 May 1, 2019 2020 →

Previous Top Artist

Ed Sheeran

Top Artist

Drake

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 December[1] until 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).

Awards process

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.[2] Awards are given for the top album, artist and single in a number of different music genres.

Awards

# Year TV Top Artist[3] 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
(8 wins
Paul Shaffer & Morris Day
w/Jerome Benton
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California [4]
2 1991 Mariah Carey "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Garth Brooks
C+C Music Factory 5 wins
Paul Shaffer [5]
3 1992 Kris Kross "End of the Road"
by Boyz II Men
not awarded Michael Jackson
(3 awards)
Phil Collins Universal Amphitheater,
Los Angeles
[6]
4 1993 Whitney Houston* Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Soundtrack
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(11 awards)
[7]
5 1994 not awarded Snoop Dogg Mariah Carey Ace of Base "The Sign" by Ace of Base not awarded Ace of Base
(2 awards)
Dennis Miller and Heather Locklear [8]
6 1995 TLC Real McCoy "Gangsta's Paradise"
by Coolio
Cracked Rear View
Hootie & the Blowfish
TLC
(3 awards)
Jon Stewart Coliseum,
New York City
[9]
7 1996 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette Tony Rich "Macarena" by Los del Río not awarded Mariah Carey
(2 awards)
Chris Rock Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas [10]
8 1997 LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes Spice Girls "Candle in the Wind 1997"
by Elton John
Spice
Spice Girls
Elton John
(4 awards)
David Spade MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada [11]
9 1998 Usher Shania Twain Next Next "Too Close" by Next Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture
Celine Dion
Next
(8 awards)
Kathy Griffin and
Andy Dick
[12]
10 1999 Backstreet Boys Ricky Martin Britney Spears Backstreet Boys "Believe" by Cher Millennium
Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
(4 awards)
Kathy Griffin and
Adam Carolla
[13]
11 2000 Destiny's Child Sisqó Christina Aguilera Sisqó Destiny's Child "Breathe" by Faith Hill No Strings Attached
NSYNC
Sisqó
(6 awards)
Kathy Griffin and
NSYNC
[14]
12 2001 Shaggy Destiny's Child Lifehouse Destiny's Child "Hanging by a Moment"
by Lifehouse
1
The Beatles
R. Kelly and
Tim McGraw
(5 awards)
Bernie Mac [15]
13 2002 Nelly Nelly Ashanti Ashanti Creed "How You Remind Me"
by Nickelback
The Eminem Show
Eminem
Ashanti
(8 awards)
Cedric the Entertainer [16]
14 2003 50 Cent not awarded Get Rich or Die Tryin'
50 Cent
R. Kelly
(4 awards)
Ryan Seacrest with Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson [17]
15 2004 Usher Usher Alicia Keys Outkast "Yeah!" by Usher
(feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris)
Confessions
Usher
Usher
(11 awards)
Ryan Seacrest [18]
16 2005 50 Cent Gwen Stefani "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey The Massacre
50 Cent
50 Cent and
Green Day
(6 awards)
LL Cool J [19]
17 2006 Chris Brown Chris Brown Rihanna Chris Brown Nickelback "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood
Mary J. Blige
(9 awards)
No Host [20]
2007-2010 not held
18 2011 ABC Eminem Eminem Rihanna Justin Bieber The Black Eyed Peas "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz Recovery
Eminem
Eminem
(6 awards)
Ken Jeong MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada [21]
19 2012 Adele Lil Wayne Adele Wiz Khalifa LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
by LMFAO
(feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
21
Adele
Adele
(12 awards)
Julie Bowen and
Ty Burrell
[22]
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
Taylor Swift
(8 awards)
Tracy Morgan [23]
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
Justin Timberlake
(7 awards)
Ludacris [24]
22 2015 Taylor Swift Sam Smith Taylor Swift Sam Smith One Direction "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor 1989
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(8 awards)
Ludacris and
Chrissy Teigen
[25]
23 2016 Adele Justin Bieber Adele Fetty Wap "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) 25
Adele
The Weeknd
(8 awards)
Ludacris and Ciara T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada [26]
24 2017 Drake Drake Beyoncé Zayn Malik Twenty One Pilots "Closer" by The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey) Views
Drake
Drake
13 wins
Ludacris and
Vanessa Hudgens
[27]
25 2018 NBC Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Taylor Swift Khalid Imagine Dragons "Despacito"
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)
DAMN
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar
(6 awards)
Kelly Clarkson MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada [28]
26 2019 Drake Drake Ariana Grande Juice Wrld BTS "Girls Like You"
Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
Scorpion - Drake Drake
(12 awards)
[29]
  • Whitney Houston won the award for "#1 World Artist".[7] This field shows winners of "Artist of the Year" (awarded from 1995 to 2006), and "Top Artist" (awarded since 2011).

Best Gypsy Song

Categories

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.

Current 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.

Retired categories (1990-2017)

  • Top Alternative Album
  • Top Alternative Artist
  • Top Alternative Song
  • Top Classical Crossover Artist
  • Top Classical Crossover Album
  • Top Country Collaboration (2017)
  • Top Dance Artist (until 2013)
  • Top Dance Album (until 2013)
  • Top Dance Song (until 2013)
  • Top Digital Media Artist (until 2012)
  • Top Digital Songs Artist (until 2015)
  • Top Digital Song (until 2015)
  • Top EDM Artist (until 2013)
  • Top EDM Album (until 2013)
  • Top EDM Song (until 2013)
  • Top Independent Artists
  • Top Independent Album
  • Top Modern Rock Artist
  • Top Modern Rock Track
  • Top New Male Artist
  • Top New Female Artist
  • Top New Group/Band
  • Top New Song
  • Top Pop Song (until 2013)
  • Top Pop Album (until 2013)
  • Top Pop Artist (until 2013)
  • Top Pop Punk Artist
  • Top Rap Artist (until 2017)
  • Top R&B Collaboration (2017)
  • Top Rap Collaboration (2017)
  • Top Rhythmic Top 40 Title
  • Top Selling Single
  • Top Soundtrack Single of the Year
  • Milestone Award (2013, 2014)

Special awards

Icon Award

Spotlight Award

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.

Other special awards

Most wins

The record for most Billboard Music Awards won is held by Drake with 27.

Broadcast

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.[50] 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.[51] 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.[52]

Ratings

Year Day Date Network Household rating 18-49 rating Viewers
(in millions)
Ref.
Rating Share Rating Share
1990 Monday December 10 Fox 8.9 14 14.50 [53]
1991 December 9 7.5 11 11.60 [54]
1992 Wednesday December 9 9.4 14 15.00 [55]
1993 December 8 9.2 14 14.00 [56]
1994 December 7 7.3 12 11.10 [57]
1995 December 6 8.3 13 12.10 [58]
1996 December 4 8.2 13 11.60 [59]
1997 Monday December 8 8.6 13 12.80 [60]
1998 December 7 7.6 [61]
1999 Wednesday December 8 8.1 [61]
2000 Tuesday December 5 7.3 11 11.40 [61]
2001 December 4 6.9 11 5.6 15 11.70 [61][62]
2002 Monday December 9 5.6 9 4.3 11 9.40 [61][62]
2003 Wednesday December 10 6.2 10 4.6 12 9.81 [61][62]
2004 December 8 4.5 7 3.1 8 6.87 [61][62]
2005 Tuesday December 6 4.0 6 3.1 8 6.38 [61][62]
2006 Monday December 4 4.0 6 2.7 7 6.09 [61][62]
2007-2010 not held
2011 Sunday May 22 ABC 4.6 7 3.0 8 7.88 [61][63]
2012 May 20 4.5 7 2.7 7 7.40 [61][64]
2013 May 19 5.6 9 3.5 10 9.48 [61][65]
2014 May 18 6.3 11 3.5 10 10.50 [61][66]
2015 May 17 6.5 11 3.8 12 11.18 [61][67]
2016 May 22 6.1 10 3.2 10 9.76 [68][69]
2017 May 21 5.4 9 2.6 9 8.70 [70][69]
2018 May 20 NBC 4.6 2.4 9 7.87 [71][72]
2019 Wednesday May 1 4.9 10 2.1 10 8.01 [73]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Includes 6 wins as part of East Side Boyz

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