The Billboard Music Awards are awarded yearly as a manner of recognising the most well-liked musical artists on the earth. The awards are handed out by Billboard, the well-known music journal and media model that gives business charts for the best-performing songs within the trade. The award present has been held yearly since 1990, nevertheless, it was retired quickly in 2006, earlier than once more returning in 2011. They’re held in Could of yearly.
What makes Billboard totally different
The Billboard Music Awards differ barely from the Grammys. Whereas Grammy nominations are decided through votes from the Nationwide Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Billboard Music Awards are given based mostly on album and digital track gross sales, together with streaming numbers, radio airplay stats and social engagement.
Who’ve been probably the most profitable artists?
At present, Canadian rapper, Drake, is probably the most profitable artist with 27 wins. Actually, 25 of Drake’s 27 award wins got here in 2017 and 2019, the place he received 13 awards and 12 awards respectively. His 13 wins stays a document for many in a single ceremony. Taylor Swift is probably the most profitable feminine artist with 23 wins (and sits in second place behind Drake). Future’s Little one, an American girl-group that featured Beyoncé Knowles, is among the most profitable music teams in accordance with Billboard’s numbers. Justin Bieber rounds out the highest three with 20 wins, whereas Garth Brooks and Michael Jackson comply with intently behind with 19 wins every. Adele and Usher are tied 5th with 18 wins every.
The place is it broadcast?
Since its creation, the Billboard Music Awards had been broadcast on the Fox Community. Nonetheless, when the awards have been phased out in 2007, contractual obligations with Fox expired and so when the present returned, the rights for the present have been up for grabs. ABC managed to select up the rights in 2011. For the 2014 ceremony and onwards, a brand new statuette was designed for winners. In late 2017, the Billboard Music Awards have been formally moved from ABC to their present televising dwelling, NBC.
A number of the most controversial Billboard moments
There have been some extremely controversial moments at Billboard Award ceremonies. In 2019, Taylor Swift was extensively criticised for incorporating a marching band into her efficiency on the ceremony, which was strongly harking back to Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella efficiency.
BTS, a South Korean boy band, have been the primary Okay-Pop group to be nominated for and win a Billboard Music Award. Whereas the award was praised for its growth in racial variety, some commentators discovered the award was tokenistic and that BTS have been undeserving of the award, particularly when in comparison with Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
Criticism of the Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards have been criticised for a lot of causes. One motive is that the awards recognise songs which might be the most well-liked and commercially profitable, versus the standard of the music. Likewise, some commentators have argued that lots of the hottest songs
are those that lack musical integrity and that rewarding these songs sends the unsuitable message.
Like different award ceremonies, the Billboard Music Awards even have particular awards designed to recognise particular person, long-standing contributions.
The Billboard Icon Award
Launched in 2011, the Billboard Icon Award is awarded to music singers and their contribution to the trade. The primary recipient of the award was Neil Diamond, in recognition of his world hits “Candy Carolina” and “America”. Stevie Marvel received it the next yr for songs like “Increased Floor” and “Superstition”. There was no award in 2015. The latest winner of the award is Garth Brooks, who is among the most profitable American singers of all time. He has been extensively regarded for mixing parts of pop and rock into his nation music, which has seen him emerge because the best-selling solo albums artist of all time within the US, second solely to The Beatles by way of complete albums bought.
The Highlight Award
The Highlight Award is certainly one of Billboard’s most prestigious and unique particular awards. It was first awarded to Michael Jackson in 1988 after he grew to become the primary artist to have 5 consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard Scorching 100 (from the identical album). In 2012, Katy Perry repeated the identical feat by having 5 consecutive #1 hits from the identical album and, in doing so, grew to become the primary feminine artist to take action.
The Century Award
The Century Award is one other particular award supplied sporadically by Billboard. George Harrison, a former member of the Beatles, was the primary individual to obtain the award (in 1992). Billy Joel received the award two years and Randy Newman received the award in 2000. Annie Lennox, who received an Academy Award for Finest Unique Music for “Into the West”, which was featured in “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, additionally received the award in 2002. The latest winner of the award was Tony Bennett, who was the recipient in 2006.
Different particular awards
Billboard have included different random particular awards all through their historical past, which they’ve largely reserved for particular musical achievements. For instance, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “Candle within the Wind 1997” stays one of many best-selling singles of all time, and consequently, acquired a particular award in 1997.
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Males acquired a particular award in 1996 for his or her track “One Candy Day” after it remained at the #1 spot on the Billboard Scorching 100 for 16 consecutive weeks.
In 1992, Michael Jackson acquired a particular award in commemoration of it being 10 years since Thriller had been launched. In 2002, Thriller was once more recognised with one other award as a result of it had spent probably the most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s High 200 Albums checklist (37 weeks).