NBC AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS JOIN FORCES TO AIR THE ‘BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’ BEGINNING IN 2018

 

NBC AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS JOIN FORCES TO AIR THE ‘BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’ BEGINNING IN 2018

One of the Music Industry’s Biggest and Most Buzzed About Annual Events Moves to NBC with New Multi-Year Deal

NBC and dick clark productions have announced that the network has acquired the rights to broadcast the immensely popular “Billboard Music Awards” in a new multi-year deal set to begin in 2018.

The 2018 telecast, with a date to be announced in the near future, will showcase the hottest musical acts, biggest performances, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have the world talking.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ and dick clark productions to bring our mutual love of music and live programming together to showcase spectacular performances with the biggest names in music,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “The Billboard charts have long been the industry standard of greatness, making this show the #1 destination for music artists. We couldn’t imagine better partners than dcp, who we have teamed with on our Golden Globe telecasts for many years.”

“Bringing together the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ and NBC is a perfect partnership,” said Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions. “We believe that pairing NBC’s enormous music and TV platform with the authority and legacy of the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ will be an extraordinarily powerful combination. We couldn’t be more excited.”

“Billboard Music Awards” finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12-month reporting period. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

For the latest “Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

The “Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 

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THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
 
The Weeknd Leads This Year with Nods in 16 Categories,
Justin Bieber follows as a Finalist in 11 Categories,
while Drake and Fetty Wap Tie with Nods in 10 Categories Each
 
2016 Top Artist Finalists include Adele, Justin Bieber,
Drake, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd
 
Ludacris & Ciara to Host the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” Live from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC

 

With help from the show hosts hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, dick clark productions and ABC announced the finalists for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 43 categories.  The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC. This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.  The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.
 
Hosts Ludacris and Ciara appeared in the 8:00 a.m. ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, to announce the finalists in six categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were exclusively announced live via Billboard Music Award’s Facebook and Periscope, followed by a live stream on ABC News of the remaining categories.
 
The Weeknd leads the finalist pack with nods in 16 categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Song. Justin Bieber follows as a finalist in 11 categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Fetty Wap and Drake are tied with nods in 10 categories each, including Top Male Artist contenders for both musicians. Drake will compete against himself for Top Rap Album for “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and his collaboration with Future on “What A Time To Be Alive.” Leading the ladies, Adele and Taylor Swift are tied with eight nods each including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album, all of which Swift won last year. Other returning winners from 2015, who are also finalists this year, include One Direction, Romeo Santos, Coldplay, DJ Snake and Carrie Underwood.
 
This year, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth are finalists in six categories respectively. They received five each for their hit single “See You Again,” while Wiz Khalifa is also up for Top Rap Artist and Charlie is up for Top New Artist. The late David Bowie is honored posthumously as a finalist for Top Rock Album for “Blackstar.”
 
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2016 TOP FINALIST CHART FACTS:
  • Adele is a finalist in eight categories and is a contender to earn the most BBMA wins of any artist in history, a record currently held by Taylor Swift, with 20 wins. Adele has previously won 13 BBMAs. Swift herself is a finalist in eight 2016 BBMA categories.
 
  • Justin Bieber is a finalist in 11 categories and could surpass Garth Brooks, who currently is the highest winning male with 19 wins, if he takes home six or more BBMA trophies. If Bieber takes home more than eight trophies, he has the chance of beating Taylor Swift’s current all-time leading record of 20, pending other results.
 
  • Drake is a finalist in 10 categories. If he wins, he will take home his first BBMA trophy. He has previously been a finalist in 21 categories.
 
  • First time finalist Fetty Wap is a contender in 10 categories, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artists, Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Rap Song.
 
  • Hillsong UNITED is a finalist in three categories including Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album.
 
  • Sam Hunt is a finalist in three categories – the most of any country artist this year — including Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. If he wins, he will take home his first BBMA trophy.
  • First time finalist Silentó is a contender for Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Video).
  • This year could prove to be historic, in that Taylor Swift could beat her own all-time record for the most BBMA wins (she has 20), while Justin Bieber and Adele are also vying to surpass Swift’s record. Swift is a finalist in eight categories this year, and thus could extend her own record, or can be caught or surpassed by Bieber (an 11 times finalist this year with 13 prior BBMA trophies) or Adele (a finalist in 8 categories this year and also with 13 all-time BBMAs to her name).
  • The Weeknd is a first-time Billboard Music Award finalist and leads all artists with nods in 16 categories (including multiple songs competing in the Top Hot 100 Song and Top R&B Song categories). If he wins, he will take home his first Billboard Music Award trophy. With a near sweep of his 16 categories, The Weeknd could set the record for taking home the most trophies in one night. That single-night mark is held by Adele with 12 trophies in 2012.
  • Thanks to their smash collaboration “See You Again,” Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa are finalists in six categories each, including Top New Artist for Puth, a category won by Khalifa in 2012.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.ABC’s three-hour telecast of the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” scored an across-the-board victory, ranking No. 1 in its 8:00-11:00 p.m. time slot in Total Viewers, all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17.  Delivering its third-straight year of Total Viewer growth (+5% – 11.2 million vs. 10.7 million) and gaining Adults 18-49 (+9% – 3.8/12 vs. 3.5/10), the “Billboard Music Awards” generated its most watched telecast in 14 years and earned a 12-year high in young adults – since 2001 and 2003, respectively. In addition, the annual show was up for the third year with Teens 12-17 (+3%) to post its highest rating since 2003.

For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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The complete list of finalists for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well- respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 7.5 million engaged actions in Q4 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard topped Shareablee’s list of U.S. publishers by engagement on Twitter in Q4, ahead of brands including Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

About “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FINALISTS:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Silentó
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots
WALK THE MOON
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Zedd

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele “25”
Justin Bieber “Purpose”
Ed Sheeran “x”
Taylor Swift “1989”
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”

Top Soundtrack:
“Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1”
“Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Furious 7”
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1”
“Pitch Perfect 2”

Top R&B Album:
Chris Brown “Royalty”
Rihanna “Anti”
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”
Tyrese “Black Rose”
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”

Top Rap Album:
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
Dr. Dre “Compton”
Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly”
Meek Mill “Dreams Worth More Than Money”

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton “Traveller”
Luke Bryan “Kill The Lights”
Sam Hunt “Montevallo”
Zac Brown Band “Jekyll + Hyde”
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color”
David Bowie “Blackstar”
Coldplay “A Head Full Of Dreams”
Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind”
twenty one pilots “Blurryface”

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel “Los Dúo”
Juan Gabriel “Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario”
Maná “Cama Incendiada”
Gerardo Ortiz “Hoy Mas Fuerte”
Romeo Santos “Formula, Vol. 2”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta “Listen”
Major Lazer “Peace Is The Mission”
ODESZA “In Return”
Skrillex & Diplo “Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack U”
Zedd “True Colors”

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle “How Can It Be”
Hillsong UNITED “Empires”
Joey + Rory “Hymns That Are Important To Us”
TobyMac “This Is Not A Test”
Chris Tomlin “Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship”

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Everyday Jesus”
Tasha Cobbs “One Place Live”
Kirk Franklin “Losing My Religion”
Jonathan McReynolds “Life Music: Stage Two”
Marvin Sapp “You Shall Live”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele “Hello”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
OMI “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten “Fight Song”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd “The Hills”
Drake “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó “Watch Me”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:
Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko “Post To Be”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap “679” feat. Remy Boyz
Silentó “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman”
Elle King “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance”
X Ambassadors “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon”
Maluma “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are Ü Now” With Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:
Hillsong UNITED “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
Hillsong UNITED “Touch The Sky”
MercyMe “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw “Brother”
Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy “Worth”
Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson “Worth Fighting For”

NOMINATIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

Adele: (8) Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (25), Top Hot 100 Song (“Hello”), Top Selling Song (“Hello”), Top Radio Song (“Hello”)

Afrojack: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Hey Mama” with David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Bebe Rexha)

Alabama Shakes: (1) Top Rock Album (Sound & Color)

Alessia Cara: (1) Top R&B Song (“Here”)

AlunaGeorge: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“You Know You Like It”)

Anthony Brown & group therAPy: (3) Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album (Everyday Jesus), Top Gospel Song (“Worth”)

Ariana Grande: (2) Top Female Artist, Top Social Media Artist

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho: (2) Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Song (“Te Metiste”)

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga: (1) Top Latin Artist

Bebe Rexha: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Hey Mama” with David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack)

Big Shizz: (1) Top Gospel Song (“I Luh God” with Erica Campbell)

Brian Courtney Wilson: (1) Top Gospel Song (“Worth Fighting For”)

Bruno Mars: (2) Top Radio Song (“Uptown Funk!” with Mark Ronson), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Uptown Funk!” with Mark Ronson)

Bryson Tiller: (3) Top R&B Album (T R A P S O U L), Top New Artist, Top R&B Artist

Carrie Underwood: (2) Top Country Album (Storyteller), Top Country Artist

Casting Crowns: (1) Top Christian Artist

Charlie Puth: (6) Top Hot 100 Song (“See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa), Top Radio Song (“See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa), Top Rap Song (“See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa), Top Selling Song (“See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa), Top New Artist

Chris Brown: (3) Top R&B Album (Royalty), Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Song (“Post To Be” with Omarion & Jhené Aiko)

Chris Stapleton: (2) Top Country Album (Traveller), Top Country Artist

Chris Tomlin: (3) Top Christian Album (Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship), Top Christian Song (“Good Good Father”), Top Christian Artist

Chris Young: (1) Top Country Song (“I’m Comin’ Over”)

Coldplay: (1) Top Rock Album (A Head Full Of Dreams)

David Bowie: (1) Top Rock Album (Blackstar)

David Guetta: (3) Top Dance/Electronic Album (Listen), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Hey Mama” ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack), Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Demi Lovato: (1) Top Social Media Artist

Diplo: (2) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Skrillex), Top Dance/Electronic Album (Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U)

DJ Snake: (3) Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“You Know You Like It” with AlunaGeorge), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Lean On” ft. MØ)

Dr. Dre: (1) Top Rap Album (Compton)

Drake: (11) Top Rap Album (What A Time To Be Alive), Top Rap Album (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Top Rap Song (“Hotline Bling”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Hotline Bling”), Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist

Ed Sheeran: (3) Top Billboard 200 Album (X), Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist

Elle King: (2) Top Rock Song (“Ex’s & Oh’s”), Top Rock Artist

Ellie Goulding: (1) Top Radio Songs Artist

“Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1”: (1) Top Soundtrack

Enrique Iglesias: (1) Top Latin Song (“El Perdon”)

Erica Campbell: (1) Top Gospel Song (“I Luh God” ft. Big Shizz)

Fall Out Boy: (2) Top Rock Song (“Uma Thurman”), Top Rock Artist

Fetty Wap: (11) Top Hot 100 Song (“Trap Queen”), Top Rap Song (“Trap Queen”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Trap Queen”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Trap Queen”), Top Rap Song (“679” ft. Remy Boyz), Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: (1) Top Soundtrack

“Furious 7”: (1) Top Soundtrack

Future: (2) Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (What A Time To Be Alive)

Gavin DeGraw: (1) Top Christian Song (“Brother” with NEEDTOBREATHE)

Gerardo Ortiz: (1) Top Latin Album (Hoy Mas Fuerte)

 “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1”: (1) Top Soundtrack

Hillsong UNITED: (4) Top Christian Album (Empires), Top Christian Song (“Oceans [Where Feet May Fail]”), Top Christian Song (“Touch The Sky”), Top Christian Artist

J Balvin: (1) Top Latin Song (“Ginza”)

Jeremih: (1) Top R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko: (1) Top R&B Song (“Post To Be” with Omarion & Chris Brown)

Joey + Rory: (1) Top Christian Album (Hymns That Are Important To Us)

Jonathan McReynolds: (1) Top Gospel Album (Life Music: Stage Two)

Juan Gabriel: (3) Top Latin Album (Los Dúo), Top Latin Album (Mis Número 1… 40 Aniversario), Top Latin Artist

Justin Bieber: (12) Top Billboard 200 Album (Purpose), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Sorry”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“What Do You Mean”), Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Media Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Where Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex)

Kendrick Lamar: (1) Top Rap Album (To Pimp A Butterfly)

Kirk Franklin: (3) Top Gospel Album (Losing My Religion), Top Gospel Song (“Wanna Be Happy?”), Top Gospel Artist

Lauren Daigle: (2) Top Christian Album (How Can It Be), Top Christian Artist

Little Big Town: (1) Top Country Song (“Girl Crush”)

Luke Bryan: (2) Top Country Album (Kill The Lights), Top Country Artist

Madonna: (1) Top Touring Artist

Major Lazer: (3) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Lean On” with Major Lazer and MØ), Top Dance/Electronic Album (Peace Is The Mission), Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Maluma: (1) Top Latin Song (“Borro Cassette”)

Maná: (1) Top Latin Album (Cama Incendiada)

Mark Ronson: (2) Top Radio Song (“Uptown Funk!” with Bruno Mars), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Uptown Funk!” with Bruno Mars)

Maroon 5: (1) Top Duo/Group

Marvin Sapp: (2) Top Gospel Album (You Shall Live), Top Gospel Artist

Meek Mill: (1) Top Rap Album (Dreams Worth More Than Money)

MercyMe: (2) Top Christian Song (“Flawless”), Top Christian Artist

: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Lean On” with Major Lazer and DJ Snake)

Mumford & Sons: (1) Top Rock Album (Wilder Mind)

NEEDTOBREATHE: (1) Top Christian Song (“Brother” ft. Gavin DeGraw)

Nicki Minaj: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Hey Mama” with David Guetta ft. Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)

Nicky Jam: (2) Top Latin Song (“El Perdon” with Enrique Iglesias), Top Latin Artist

ODESZA: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Album (In Return)

Omarion: (1) Top R&B Song (“Post To Be” ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko)

OMI: (2) Top Selling Song (“Cheerleader”), Top New Artist

One Direction: (2) Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist

“Pitch Perfect 2”: (1) Top Soundtrack

Rachel Platten: (1) Top Selling Song (“Fight Song”)

Remy Boyz: (1) Top Rap Song (“679” with Fetty Wap)

Rihanna: (3) Top R&B Album (Anti), Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist

Romeo Santos: (3) Top Latin Album (Formula Vol. 2), Top Latin Song (“Propuesta Indecente”), Top Latin Artist

ROZES: (1) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Roses” with The Chainsmokers)

Sam Hunt: (4) Top Country Song (“Break Up In A Small Town”), Top Country Song (“Take Your Time”), Top Country Album (Montevallo), Top Country Artist

Selena Gomez: (2) Top Female Artist, Top Social Media Artist

Silentó: (5) Top Rap Song (“Watch Me”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Watch Me”), Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist

Skrillex: (2) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Diplo), Top Dance/Electronic Album (Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U)

Tasha Cobbs: (2) Top Gospel Album (One Place Live), Top Gospel Artist

Taylor Swift: (8) Top Billboard 200 Album (1989), Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Media Artist, Top Touring Artist

The Chainsmokers: (2) Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Roses” ft. ROZES), Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Rolling Stones: (2) Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist

The Weeknd: (19) Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (Beauty Behind The Madness), Top R&B Album (Beauty Behind The Madness), Top Hot 100 Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top Hot 100 Song (“The Hills”), Top Selling Song (“The Hills”), Top Radio Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“The Hills”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“The Hills”), Top R&B Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top R&B Song (“Earned It [Fifty Shades of Grey]”), Top R&B Song (“The Hills”)

Thomas Rhett: (1) Top Country Song (“Die A Happy Man”)

TobyMac: (1) Top Christian Album (This Is Not A Test)

Travis Greene: (2) Top Gospel Song (“Intentional”), Top Gospel Artist

twenty one pilots: (4) Top Rock Album (Blurryface), Top Rock Song (“Stressed Out”), Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist

Tyrese: (1) Top R&B Album (Black Rose)

U2: (2) Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist

WALK THE MOON: (3) Top Radio Song (“Shut Up And Dance”), Top Rock Song (“Shut Up And Dance”), Top Rock Artist

Wiz Khalifa: (6) Top Hot 100 Song (“See You Again” with Charlie Puth), Top Radio Song (“See You Again” with Charlie Puth), Top Rap Song (“See You Again” with Charlie Puth), Top Selling Song (“See You Again” with Charlie Puth), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“See You Again” with Charlie Puth), Top Rap Artist

X Ambassadors: (2) Top Rock Song (“Renegades”), Top Rock Artist

Zac Brown Band: (2) Top Country Album (Jekyll + Hyde), Top Country Artist

Zedd: (2) Top Dance/Electronic Album (True Colors), Top Dance/Electronic Artist

 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD FINALIST STATISTICS

 

  • 2016 TOP FINALIST CHART FACTS
  • RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY
  • TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990 – 2015)

2016 TOP FINALIST CHART FACTS:

  • Adele, a 13-time Billboard Music Award winner, stormed Billboard‘s charts in late 2015 with her blockbuster third studio album, 25, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S., the largest sales week for an album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. The album has already sold more than 8 million copies in America, and is the largest-selling release since Adele’s own previous set, 21. The new album’s lead single, “Hello,” spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first song to sell more than 1 million downloads in a week.

 

  • Despite his monster success since his 2009 career launch, 13-time Billboard Music Award winner Justin Bieber soared even higher with the release of his album Purpose in 2015. His sixth No. 1 set on the Billboard 200 generated his first three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “What Do You Mean?” (which debuted on top), “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” Like The Weeknd, Bieber replaced himself atop the Hot 100 with the latter two songs. Bieber also broke a vaunted Hot 100 record, placing 17 songs on the Dec. 5, 2015 chart, passing the Beatles and Drake for the most titles on the list by an artist in one week.

 

  • Drake not only earned his fifth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with What a Time to Be Alive (with Future), but also claimed two chart-toppers in less than a year’s time, as it arrived nearly eight months after his previous No. 1, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Drake has placed more than 100 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 (one of only four acts to reach that milestone) and scored 15 No. 1s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including “Hotline Bling,” “Summer Sixteen,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “The Motto.”

 

  • Fetty Wap blasted onto Billboard‘s charts in 2015 with three consecutive career-opening top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Trap Queen,” “My Way” and “679”), making him just the third hip-hop act to earn that triple honor since 1990 (joining Chingy and M.C. Hammer). Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent its first six months lodged in the list’s top 40.

 

  • Charlie Puth made his Billboard Hot 100 bow in 2015 as the featured vocalist on Wiz Khalifa’s 12-week No. 1 smash “See You Again.” He followed with two more top 25 hits: “Marvin Gaye,” ft. Meghan Trainor, and “One Call Away,” both from his top 10 Billboard 200 debut album, Nine Track Mind.

 

  • Eighteen-year-old rapper Silentó broke through in 2015 with his viral sensation “Watch Me,” which ruled the Hot Rap Songs chart for nine weeks and the Streaming Songs chart for 10 weeks. The track sold more than 2.3 million downloads and generated 650 million on-demand streams in the U.S.

 

  • The winner of a record 20 Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift has debuted her last four studio albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with the last three all selling in excess of 1 million copies each in their first weeks. Combined, they have spent 35 weeks at No. 1. The country-turned-pop superstar has charted more than 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, including 19 top 10s, with four of those reaching No. 1.

 

  • WALK THE MOON rocketed to a record with its crossover smash “Shut Up and Dance,” leading the Hot Rock Songs chart for 27 weeks. It also reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in a more-than year-long stay on the chart.

 

  • When Wiz Khalifa‘s Furious 7 soundtrack hit, “See You Again,” ft. Charlie Puth, spent its 12th (and final) week atop the Billboard Hot 100, it tied a historic mark, matching the most weeks a rap song has ever led the list. The song became the rapper’s second leader, while he’s run up a resume of 30 chart entries since his 2011 arrival with the No. 1 “Black and Yellow.”

ARTIST CATEGORY RECORD HOLDERS:

TOP ARTIST

  • 50 Cent, Garth Brooks, Destiny’s Child, Taylor Swift and Usher are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 wins. Swift is a 2016 finalist in this category and if she wins, she will become the artist with the most TROPHIES in this category

TOP MALE ARTIST

  • No one has won this award more than once. If Justin Bieber wins in this category, he will be the first artist to take home the award twice. He previously won the category in 2013.

TOP FEMALE ARTIST

  • Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead with 2 wins in this category. Swift, is a finalist in 2016 and a victory will give her the most all-time wins in this category.

TOP DUO OR GROUP

  • Destiny’s Child and One Direction are tied with two wins each in this category. Destiny’s Child won in 2000 and 2001, while One Direction won in 2013 and 2015.

TOP R&B ARTIST

  • R. Kelly has the most wins for Top R&B Artist. He won the category in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2001. Usher follows with three wins from 1998, 2004 and most recently in 2011. Chris Brown and Rihanna are the two finalists this year who have previously won this category, in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

TOP RAP ARTIST

  • LL Cool J, along with Eminem and protégé 50 Cent are tied in this category with two wins each. LL Cool J won Top Rap Artist in 1991 and 1996, Eminem won in 2011 and 2014, while 50 Cent actually won years before his mentor, in 2003 and 2005.

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST

  • Garth Brooks has won this award three times (in 1991, 1993 and 1998). Luke Bryan is the only finalist this year to have won before (in 2014).

TOP ROCK ARTIST

  • No artist has ever won this award more than once and all of this year’s finalists have never won this category before.

TOP LATIN ARTIST

  • Romeo Santos has the chance to tie Shakira for most wins in this category, should he win this year. He previously won Top Latin Artist last year, while Shakira won this category back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST

  • Chris Tomlin has won this award twice (2001 and 2014) and is a finalist again this year.

TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2015):

  1. Taylor Swift – 20 wins total, the most BBMA wins of any artist in history; Top Billboard 200 Artist (2011); Top Country Artist (2011); Top Country Album (2011); Woman of the Year (2012); Top Artist (2013); Top Female Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2013); Top Digital Songs Artist (2013); Top Country Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Album (2013); Top Country Album (2013); Top Country Song (2013); Top Artist (2015); Top Female Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2015); Top Hot 100 Artist (2015); Top Digital Songs Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Album (2015); Top Streaming Song (2015); Chart Achievement Award (2015)

 

  1. Garth Brooks – 19 wins total; #1 Albums Artist (1991); #1 Country Album (1991); #1 Country Singles Artists (1991); #1 Country Artist (1991); #1 Country Albums Artist (1991); No. 1 Pop Artist (1992); #1 Country Artist (1993); #1 Pop Artist (1993); #1 Country Singles Artist (1993); #1 Country Albums Artist (1993); Country Album of the Year (1995); Artist Achievement Award (1997); Country Artist of the Year (1998); Country Album of the Year (1998); Male Album of the Year (1998); Male Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Country Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Country Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Male Artist of the Decade (1999)

 

  1. Usher – 18 wins total; Artist of the Year (1998); R&B Artist of the Year (1998); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Artist of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Single of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Artist of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Airplay Single of the Year (2004); Rap Song of the Year (2005); Top R&B Artist (2011); Top R&B Song (2011); Top R&B Album (2011)

 

  1. Whitney Houston – 16 wins total; #1 R&B Singles Artist (1991); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1991); #1 R&B Artist (1991); #1 R&B Album (1991); #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1993); #1 Hot 100 Single (1993); Single With Most Weeks at #1 (1993); #1 R&B Single (1993); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1993); #1 R&B Album (1993); #1 World Artist (1993); #1 World Single (1993); #1 Album (1993); #1 Soundtrack Album (1993); #1 Album With Most Weeks at No. 1 (1993); Billboard Millennium Award (2012)

 

  1. Mariah Carey – 14 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1991); #1 Album (1991); #1 Adult Contemporary Artist (1991); #1 Pop Artist (1991); #1 Female Artist (1994); Special Hot 100 Singles Award – Most Weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 (1996); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1996); Special Billboard Hot 100 Award for the most No.1s ever by a female artist (1998); Female Artist of the Decade (1999); Hot 100 Song of the Year (2005); Hot 100 Airplay Song of the Year (2005); Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2005); Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year (2005); Rhythmic Top 40 Title of the Year (2005)

 

  1. Justin Bieber – 13 wins total; Top New Artist (2011); Top Social Artist (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2011); Top Digital Artist (2011); Top Pop Album (2011); Top Streaming Song, [Video] (2011); Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award (2011); Top Social Artist (2012); Milestone Award (2013); Top Male Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2014); Top Social Artist (2015)

 

  1. Adele – 13 wins total; Top Billboard 200 Album (2012); Top Pop Album (2012); Top Artist (2012); Top Female Artist (2012); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2012); Top Hot 100 Artist (2012); Top Digital Songs Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2012); Top Digital Media Artist (2012); Top Pop Artist (2012); Top Streaming Song (2012); Top Alternative Song (2012); Top Pop Album (2013)

 

  1. R. Kelly – 12 wins total; #1 R&B Artist (1994); R&B Artist of the Year (1996); R&B Artist of the Year (1999); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (2001); Hot 100 Producer of the Year (2003); R&B Producer of the Year (2003); Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year (2003); R&B Songwriter of the Year (2003)

 

  1. Rihanna – 11 wins total; Female Artist of the Year (2006); Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Pop 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Top Female Artist (2011); Top Radio Songs Artist (2011); Top Rap Song (Eminem Featuring Rihanna) (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2013); Top R&B Artist (2013); Top R&B Album (2013); Top R&B Song (2013)

 

  1. Lil Jon – 11 wins total; This count includes 6 Billboard Music Awards he won with the East Side Boyz; R&B/Hip Hop Group of the Year (2003); Independent Album Artist of the Year (2003); Independent Album of the Year (2003); Hot 100 Producer (2004); Hot 100 Single of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Airplay Single of the Year (2004); Independent Albums Artist of the Year (2004); Independent Album of the Year (2004); Rap Song of the Year (2005); Top Dance/Electronic Song (2015)

 

  1. Mary J. Blige – 10 wins total; R&B Album of the Year (1995); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2006); Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2006); Hot 100 Airplay Song of the Year (2006); R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artist of the Year (2006); R&B Albums Artist of the Year (2006); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2006); R&B/Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2006); R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Song of the Year (2006); Videoclip of the Year (2006)

 

  1. Janet Jackson – 10 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Artist (1990); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1990); #1 Dance Club Play Artist (1990); #1 Hot Dance 12-inch Singles Sales Artist (1990); #1 R&B Album (1990); #1 Pop Album (1990); Artist Achievement Award (1995); Artist Achievement Award (2001)

 

  1. Eminem – 10 wins total; Album of the Year (2002); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2002); Top Artist (2011); Top Male Artist (2011); Top Billboard 200 Album (2011); Top Rap Artist (2011); Top Rap Song (2011); Top Rap Album (2011); Top Rap Artist (2014); Top Rap Album (2014)

 

  1. Destiny’s Child – 10 wins total; Artist of the Year (2000); Duo/Group of the Year (2000); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (2000); Hot 100 Singles Duo or Group of the Year (2000); Artist of the Year (2001); Artist of the Year – Duo/Group (2001); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (2001); Soundtrack Single of the Year (2001); Artist Achievement Award (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Group of the Year (2005)

 

  1. Carrie Underwood – 10 wins total; Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year (2005); Country Single Sales Artist of the Year (2005); Top-Selling Country Single of the Year (2005); Album of the Year (2006); Country Album of the Year (2006); Female Billboard 200 Albums Artist of the Year (2006); Female Country Artist of the Year (2006); New Country Artist of the Year (2006); Milestone Award (2014); Top Christian Song (2015)

 

  1. 50 Cent – 10 wins total; Artist of the Year (2003); R&B Artist of the Year (2003); Rap Artist of the Year (2003); Ringtone of the Year (2004); Artist of the Year (2005); Album of the Year (2005); Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2005); Ringtone of the Year (2205); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2005); Rap Artist of the Year (2005)

Hozier, Nick Jonas, and Sam SmithTo Perform On The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” 

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Hozier, Nick Jonas, and Sam Smith
To Perform On The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” Returns to ABC Sunday, May 17th at 8pm ET Live From The MGM Grand Garden Arena  

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Hozier, Nick Jonas, and Sam Smith will all perform on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.”  These stars join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, along with event hosts Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Fun performer facts include:

  • Hozier’s smash single “Take Me To Church” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs.
  • Nick Jonas came into his own in 2014 with his successful self-titled album. The set debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with “Jealous” and top 20 follow-up “Chains.”
  • Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has spun off three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.   Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
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#bbma

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

Finalists Include Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Sam Smith,
Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Pharrell Williams

The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” Returns to ABC Sunday, May 17th at 8pm ET Live From The MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

With help from hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz, and “Empire” recording artist Jussie Smollett, dick clark productions and Billboard announced the finalists for the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 41 categories.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.  This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

Ludacris and Wentz appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, to announce five of the 41 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Wentz also announced Fall Out Boy’s participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. They will be performing “Uma Thurman” with Wiz Khalifa.

The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalists’ announcement then went bicoastal, with Teigen and Smollett announcing the remaining categories at a press conference in the Twitter offices in Santa Monica, CA. The press conference was live tweeted from the official Billboard Music Awards handle (@OfficialBBMAs). Following the press conference, Teigen and Smollett participated in a live Twitter Q&A, moderated by Billboard’s Keith Caulfield. Visit @OfficialBBMAs to see their responses.

In addition to the 40 chart specific categories, fans can vote for the special “Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung” on Billboard.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com and on Twitter. Finalists for this category include Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor. Voting opens on April 28.

Taylor Swift is top among all finalists with 14 entries in 13 categories, while Sam Smith is a finalist in an equal 13 categories with 13 entries. The two go head-to-head for eight of the show’s biggest awards including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. Swift is a two-time finalist for Top Streaming Song (Video) for her Billboard chart toppers “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.”

Iggy Azalea is a finalist in 11 categories with 12 entries, competing against herself for Top Rap Song for her hits “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX and “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora. Newcomer Meghan Trainor is the artist with the fourth-most finalist categories, competing against Azalea for the title of Top New Artist, in addition to eight other categories.

Fun finalist facts include:

  • 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Taylor Swift has seen her last four albums all debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the last three all selling more than a million copies in their first week.
  • In the past year, Iggy Azalea became the first act since The Beatles to chart at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their first two hits.
  • In less than a year’s time, Ariana Grande saw her first two albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — Yours Truly and My Everything.
  • Four-time Billboard Music Award winner Pharrell Williams has produced 38 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including six No. 1s.
  • Latin superstar and 2012 Billboard Music Award-winner Romeo Santos saw his last album, Formula: Vol. 2, earn the largest debut for a Spanish-language album in over eight years, when it launched at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has spun off three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.”
  • A chart veteran for more than a decade, John Legend leapt to new heights in the past year, notching his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with love ballad “All of Me.”
  • Ed Sheeran scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past year with the soul-and-funk-infused “x.” The album brought Sheeran his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, “Don’t,” and his highest-peaking Hot 100 hit, ballad “Thinking Out Loud,” which spent a lengthy two months at No. 2.
  • Hozier’s smash single “Take Me To Church” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs.
  • With a mix of retro-doo-wop influences and a penchant for positivity, Meghan Trainor roared in with her debut hit, “All About That Bass.” The song spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the longest leading No. 1 ever on the historic Epic Records, surpassing two Michael Jackson classics: “Billie Jean” and “Black Or White.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.Tickets go on sale at 12:30 p.m. PT today on Ticketmaster.com  Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Twitter: @OfficialBBMAs
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Snapchat: thebbmas
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The complete list of finalists for the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

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THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FINALISTS:

Top Artist:
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Duo/Group:
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Radio Songs Artist:
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
Lady Gaga
One Direction
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top R&B Artist:
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams

Top Rap Artist:
Iggy Azalea
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

Top Rock Artist:
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Lorde

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Calvin Harris
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Maroon 5 “V”
Pentatonix “That’s Christmas to Me”
Ed Sheeran “x”
Sam Smith “In the Lonely Hour”
Taylor Swift “1989”

Top Soundtrack:
“The Fault in Our Stars”
“Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Frozen”
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1”
“Into the Woods”

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé”
Chris Brown “X”
Michael Jackson “Xscape”
John Legend “Love in the Future”
Pharrell Williams “G I R L”

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”
Iggy Azalea “The New Classic”
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”
Garth Brooks “Man Against Machine”
Luke Bryan “Crash My Party”
Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”
Miranda Lambert “Platinum”

Top Rock Album:
AC/DC “Rock or Bust”
The Black Keys “Turn Blue”
Coldplay “Ghost Stories”
Hozier “Hozier”
Lorde “Pure Heroine”

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel “Los Dúo”
Enrique Iglesias “Sex and Love”
Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 2”
Santana “Corazon”
Marc Anthony “3.0”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “True”
Disclosure “Settle”
Calvin Harris “Motion”
Skrillex “Recess”
Lindsey Stirling “Shatter Me”

Top Christian Album:
Lecrae “Anomaly”
Casting Crowns “Thrive”
MercyMe “Welcome to the New”
NEEDTOBREATHE “Rivers in the Wasteland”
Chris Tomlin “Love Ran Red”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”
John Legend “All of Me”
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

Top Digital Song:
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”

Top Radio Song:
John Legend “All of Me”
MAGIC! “Rude”
Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”
Hozier “Take Me to Church”
John Legend “All of Me”
Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Tove Lo “Habits (Stay High)”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Idina Menzel “Let It Go”
Bobby Shmurda “Hot Boy”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga “Loyal”
Jason Derulo Feat. 2 Chainz “Talk Dirty”
Jeremih Featuring YG “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
John Legend “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”

Top Rap Song:
Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”
Iggy Azalea Feat. Rita Ora “Black Widow”
Big Sean Featuring E-40 “I Don’t F**k With You”
Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”
Bobby Shmurda “Hot Boy”

Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down”
Luke Bryan “Play It Again”
Sam Hunt “Leave the Night On”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan “This Is How We Roll”
Florida Georgia Line “Dirt”

Top Rock Song:
Bastille “Pompeii”
Coldplay “A Sky Full of Stars”
Fall Out Boy “Centuries”
Hozier “Take Me to Church”
Paramore “Ain’t It Fun”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin Featuring Farruko “6 AM”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona “Bailando”
Romeo Santos “Eres Mía”
Romeo Santos Featuring Drake “Odio”
Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne “Rather Be”
Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith “Latch”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon “Turn Down For What”
Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd “Break Free”
Calvin Harris “Summer”

Top Christian Song:
Francesca Battistelli “He Knows My Name”
Hillsong United “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
MercyMe “Greater”
Newsboys “We Believe”
Carrie Underwood “Something In The Water”

FAN VOTED AWARD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung:
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

ARTIST BY CATEGORY:

2 Chainz: Top R&B Song (“Talk Dirty” Featuring Jason Derulo)

5 Seconds of Summer: Top New Artist, Top Duo/Group

AC/DC: Top Rock Album (“Rock or Bust”)

Ariana Grande: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Break Free” with Zedd)

Avicii: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“True”)

Bastille: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song (“Pompeii”)

Beyoncé: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Beyoncé”)

Big Sean: Top Rap Song (“I Don’t F**k With You” Featuring E-40)

Blake Shelton: Top Country Artist

Bobby Shmurda: Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Hot Boy”), Top Rap Song (“Hot Boy”)

Brantley Gilbert: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Just As I Am”)

Bruno Mars: Top Digital Song (“Uptown Funk!” Featuring Mark Ronson)

Calvin Harris: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Motion”), Top
Dance/Electronic Song (“Summer”)

Carrie Underwood: Top Christian Song (“Something In The Water”)

Casting Crowns: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Thrive”)

Charli XCX: Top Hot 100 Song (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea), Top Rap Song (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea)

Chris Brown: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“X”), Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

Chris Tomlin: Top Christian Album (“Love Ran Red”)

Clean Bandit: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Rather Be” Featuring Jess Glynne)

Coldplay: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Ghost Stories”), Top Rock Song (“A Sky Full of Stars”)

Descemer Bueno: Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Enrique Iglesias & Gente de Zona)

Disclosure: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Settle”), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Latch” Featuring Sam Smith)

DJ Snake: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Turn Down For What” with Lil Jon)

Drake: Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”), Top Latin Song (“Odio” Featuring Romeo Santos)

E-40: Top Rap Song (“I Don’t F**k With You” Featuring Big Sean)

Ed Sheeran: Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“x”)

Eminem: Top Rap Album (“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”)

Enrique Iglesias: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Sex and Love”), Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona)

Fall Out Boy: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song (“Centuries”)

Farruko: Top Latin Song (“6 AM” Featuring J Balvin)

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: Top Soundtrack

Florida Georgia Line: Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Song (“Dirt”), Top Country Song (“This Is How We Roll” Featuring Luke Bryan)

Francesca Battistelli: Top Christian Song (“He Knows My Name”)

French Montana: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

“Frozen”: Top Soundtrack

Garth Brooks: Top Country Album (“Man Against Machine”)

Gente de Zona: Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Enrique Iglesias & Descemer Bueno)

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1”: Top Soundtrack

Hillsong United: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“Oceans [Where Feet May Fail]”)

Hozier: Top New Artist, Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Take Me to Church”), Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Hozier”), Top Rock Song (“Take Me to Church”)

Idina Menzel: Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Let It Go”)

Iggy Azalea: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“The New Classic”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Rap Song (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Rap Song (“Black Widow” Feat. Rita Ora), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

“Into the Woods”: Top Soundtrack

J Balvin: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Song (“6 AM” Featuring Farruko)

J. Cole: Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“2014 Forest Hills Drive”)

Jason Aldean: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Old Boots, New Dirt”), Top Country Song (“Burnin’ It Down”)

Jason Derulo: Top R&B Song (“Talk Dirty” Feat. 2 Chainz)

Jeremih: Top R&B Song (“Don’t Tell ‘Em” Featuring YG)

Jess Glynne: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Rather Be” Featuring Clean Bandit)

John Legend: Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Love in the Future”), Top Hot 100 Song (“All of Me”), Top Radio Song (“All of Me”), Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“All of Me”), Top R&B Song (“All of Me”)

Juan Gabriel: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Los Dúo”)

Justin Bieber: Top Social Artist

Justin Timberlake: Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist

Katy Perry: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist

Lady Gaga: Top Touring Artist

Lecrae: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Anomaly”)

Lil Jon: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Turn Down For What” with DJ Snake)

Lil Wayne: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

Lindsey Stirling: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Shatter Me”)

Lorde: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Pure Heroine”)

Luke Bryan: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Crash My Party”), Top Country Song (“Play It Again”), Top Country Song (“This Is How We Roll” Featuring Florida Georgia Line)

MAGIC!: Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Song (“Rude”)

Marc Anthony: Top Latin Album (“3.0”)

Mark Ronson: Top Digital Song (“Uptown Funk!” Featuring Bruno Mars)

Maroon 5: Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“V”)

Meghan Trainor: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Hot 100 Song (“All About That Bass”), Top Digital Song (“All About That Bass”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“All About That Bass”), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

MercyMe: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Welcome to the New”), Top Christian Song (“Greater”)

Michael Jackson: Top R&B Album (“Xscape”)

Miley Cyrus: Top Social Artist

Miranda Lambert: Top Country Album (“Platinum”)

NEEDTOBREATHE: Top Christian Album (“Rivers in the Wasteland”)

Newsboys: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“We Believe”)

Nicki Minaj: Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Album (“The Pinkprint”), Top Rap Song (“Anaconda”)

Nico & Vinz: Top Radio Song (“Am I Wrong”)

One Direction: Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Touring Artist

Paramore: Top Rock Song (“Ain’t It Fun”)

Pentatonix: Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“That’s Christmas to Me”)

Pharrell Williams: Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“G I R L”), Top Digital Song (“Happy”), Top Radio Song (“Happy”), Top R&B Song (“Happy”)

Prince Royce: Top Latin Artist

Rae Sremmurd: Top Rap Artist

Rita Ora: Top Rap Song (“Black Widow” with Iggy Azalea)

Romeo Santos: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Formula: Vol. 2”), Top Latin Song (“Eres Mía”), Top Latin Song (“Propuesta Indecente”), Top Latin Song (“Odio” Featuring Drake)

Sam Hunt: Top Country Song (“Leave the Night On”)

Sam Smith: Top Artist, Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“In the Lonely Hour”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Stay With Me”), Top Digital Song (“Stay With Me”), Top Radio Song (“Stay With Me”),Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Stay With Me”), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Latch” Featuring Disclosure)

Santana: Top Latin Album (“Corazon”)

Selena Gomez: Top Social Artist

Skrillex: Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Recess”)

Taylor Swift: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“1989”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Shake It Off”), Top Digital Song (“Shake It Off”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Blank Space”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Shake It Off”), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

The Black Keys: Top Rock Album (“Turn Blue”)

“The Fault in Our Stars”: Top Soundtrack

The Rolling Stones: Top Touring Artist

Too $hort: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana & Tyga)

Tove Lo: Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Habits [Stay High]”)

Trey Songz: Top R&B Artist

Tyga: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, & Too $hort)

YG: Top R&B Song (“Don’t Tell ‘Em” Featuring Jeremih)

Zedd: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Break Free” with Ariana Grande)

ARTISTS BY NUMBERS:

Taylor Swift: 14

Sam Smith: 13

Iggy Azalea: 12

Meghan Trainor: 9

John Legend: 7

Ariana Grande: 6

Pharrell Williams: 6

Ed Sheeran: 5

Hozier: 5

Romeo Santos: 5

Drake: 4

Nicki Minaj: 4

One Direction: 4

Florida Georgia Line: 4

Luke Bryan: 4

Calvin Harris: 3

Charli XCX: 3

Chris Brown: 3

Coldplay: 3

Disclosure: 3

Enrique Iglesias: 3

Jason Aldean: 3

Katy Perry: 3

Maroon 5: 3

MercyMe: 3

5 Seconds of Summer: 2

Avicii: 2

Bastille: 2

Beyoncé: 2

Bobby Shmurda: 2

Brantley Gilbert: 2

Casting Crowns: 2

Clean Bandit: 2

Fall Out Boy: 2

Hillsong United: 2

J Balvin: 2

J. Cole: 2

Juan Gabriel: 2

Justin Timberlake: 2

Lecrae: 2

Lindsey Stirling: 2

Lorde: 2

MAGIC!: 2

Newsboys: 2

Pentatonix: 2

2 Chainz: 1

AC/DC: 1

Big Sean: 1

Blake Shelton: 1

Bruno Mars: 1

Carrie Underwood: 1

Chris Tomlin: 1

Descemer Bueno: 1

DJ Snake: 1

E-40: 1

Eminem: 1

Farruko: 1

Francesca Battistelli: 1

French Montana: 1

Garth Brooks: 1

Gente De Zona: 1

Idina Menzel: 1

Jason DeRulo: 1

Jeremih: 1

Jess Glynne: 1

Justin Bieber: 1

Lady Gaga: 1

Lil Jon: 1

Lil Wayne: 1

Marc Anthony: 1

Mark Ronson: 1

Michael Jackson: 1

Miley Cyrus: 1

Miranda Lambert: 1

NEEDTOBREATHE: 1

Nico & Vinz: 1

Paramore: 1

Prince Royce: 1

Rae Sremmurd: 1

Rita Ora: 1

Sam Hunt: 1

Santana: 1

Selena Gomez: 1

Skrillex: 1

The Black Keys: 1

The Rolling Stones: 1

Too $hort: 1

Tove Lo: 1

Trey Songz: 1

Tyga: 1

YG: 1

Zedd: 1

 

MUSIC SUPERSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT TO HEADLINE AMERICA’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015

 

MUSIC SUPERSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT TO HEADLINE AMERICA’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015″ Begins Live at 8pm ET/PT on ABC Live from New York’s Times Square

 

 

Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will culminate another record-breaking year with a performance of her hit songs for over 1 million fans in Times Square live on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015.” Swift will join a stellar line-up of the year’s top music artists in celebrating the New Year during the biggest live music celebration in show history with over 38 performances and 5½ hours of music. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” will air on Wednesday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network.

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 9 years.

“Each year New Year’s Rockin’ Eve continues its iconic legacy by delivering incredible performances from the year’s hottest artists, and this year is no exception. We already have secured an unprecedented number of music acts, culminating with a Times Square performance by Taylor, the biggest superstar in music today,” said host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest.

Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor’s album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010’s Speak Now and 2012’s RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. “Shake It Off” is the first single off her critically-acclaimed fifth studio album 1989 (Big Machine Records). The single has topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S., and has peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco as co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

MARK BRACCO NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

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MARK BRACCO NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Veteran television executive Mark Bracco has been named Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  In the newly created role, Bracco will oversee programming and development for the company that includes such perennial hits as the “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and a variety of other projects at various stages of production.  He will be based in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.“Mark has a phenomenal breadth of experience working with a variety of alternative and special programming, as well as extensive experience with dick clark properties,” said Mahan.  “As dick clark productions expands our television footprint, Mark will play a significant leadership role within the company.”

“It is an honor to work for such a historic company as dick clark productions, under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan who are responsible for some of the biggest television events in the world,” said Bracco.  “My first love is live television and dcp is the preeminent producer of live events on television. This is a dream come true.”

Most recently, Mr. Bracco served as Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment where he oversaw specials and worked on various series for the network including the “Oscars,” “CMA Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, “Shark Tank,” “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,”Supernanny,” and “The Mole.”

Mr. Bracco began his career in 1993 at TV Guide magazine. In September 1996, he accepted a position as a segment producer on the launch team for the entertainment newsmagazine “Access Hollywood.” In December 2001, he moved over to ABC News’ “Good Morning America” as entertainment producer, where he was responsible for overseeing all entertainment-related segments and events on the morning program.

In August 2006, Mr. Bracco relocated from New York to Los Angeles with his wife, Jamie, and their three children, Kyle, Mary and Erin.  Mr. Bracco has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hofstra University.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.