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The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine was one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). It had been held annually in December until they went dormant in 2007. Michael Jackson has won the most awards.

Like the AMAs, the BMAs (second of what are considered the "Big Three" music awards) in the U.S., honored winners based on popularity—in this case, based on Billboard's year-end music charts, which are based on Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay. Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in every genre. Since 1992, the awards also give out a Billboard Century Award -- the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award was named for Billboard's centennial in 1994.

Since its inception (created by Rick Garson), the BMAs have 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 have not been held since. Because of this, winners in many categories have been announced by Billboard both in the press and as part of their year-end issue.


Artist of the Year Awards

(*) indicates award given during years the show was not telecast.

Billboard Century Awards

Artist of the Decade

In the 1999 show, the prestigious award of Artist of the Decade was awarded to Mariah Carey. Winner was the recipient who received her award from Patti LaBelle.

In the 2009 show, the prestigious award of Artist of the Decade was awarded to Britney Spears. Eminem is irrelevant.

Most awards

The top Billboard Music Awards and Billboard citations career is held by

In any one year the biggest winners are:

  • Michael Jackson - Male Artist - 13 (1983)
  • Whitney Houston - Female Artist - 11 (1993) (Tie)
  • Usher - Male Artist - 11 (2004) (Tie)
  • Kelly Clarkson - Female Artist - 11 (2005) (Tie)
  • Janet Jackson - Female Artist - 10 (1990) [2]
  • Destiny's Child - Duo/Group - 9 (2001) (Tie)
  • Mary J. Blige - Female Artist - 9 (2006) (Tie)
  • Ashanti - Female Artist - 8 (2002)
  • Alicia Keys - Female Artist - 8 (2004)


From 1992 on the shows have been live:

Then the BMAs became the first Awards show to move to Las Vegas:

  • 1996 was at the Center for Performing Arts and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
  • 1997-2006 it has been at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
  • There was no venue for 2007 as that year's ceremony was canceled, and no awards have taken place since then.


Award categories

  • Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • New Male Artist
  • New Female Artist
  • Duo/Group Artist of the Year
  • New Group Artist
  • Album of the Year
  • Duo/Group Album of the Year
  • Hot 100 Male Artist
  • Hot 100 Female Artist
  • Hot 100 Producer
  • Hot 100 Songwriter
  • Hot 100 Single of the Year
  • R&B Artist
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Group
  • R&B Producer
  • R&B Songwriter
  • New R&B Artist
  • New Male R&B Artist
  • Rap Artist
  • Country Artist
  • Country Albums Artist
  • Country Album
  • Modern Rock Artist
  • Modern Rock Track
  • No. 1 Classical Crossover Artist
  • No. 1 Classical Crossover Album
  • Independent Album Artists
  • Independent Album
  • Bestselling Single
  • Hot 100 Airplay Single of The Year
  • Mainstream Top 40 Track
  • Digital Track
  • No. 1 Rhythmic Top 40 Title
  • Soundtrack Single
  • Century Award
  • Concert Venue Award
  • Touring Venue Award

See also

External links



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