Billboard Music Award

Billboard Music Awards
2018 Billboard Music Awards
Awarded forOutstanding chart performance
CountryUnited States
Presented bybillboardmusicawards.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFox (1990–2006)
ABC (2011–2017)
NBC (2018–present)
Most recent Billboard Music Award winners
← 2017May 20, 20182019 →
 Ed Sheeran 2013.jpgKhalid-MTV smiling.jpg
AwardTop ArtistTop New Artist
WinnerEd SheeranKhalid
 Pulitzer2018-portraits-kendrick-lamar.jpgLuis Fonsi 2015 (cropped).JPG
AwardTop Billboard 200 AlbumTop Hot 100 Song
WinnerKendrick Lamar
(Damn)
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
("Despacito")

Previous Top Artist

Drake

Top Artist

Ed Sheeran

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. The 2018 Billboard Music Awards aired live on NBC on May 20.

Award 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.

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