Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards took place on May 21, 2017. There were various performances at the show that are mentioned on the Billboard website. These performances included Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, and more. There were several nominations for both Drake and The Chainsmokers, who were tied with 22 nominations each. Twenty One Pilots had 17 nominations, while many other artists were nominated such as The Weeknd and Beyoncé. The full list of nominees can be found here.

Drake was the main winner of the awards. He won 13 awards in these categories:

  • Top Artist
  • Top Male Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Top Song Sales Artist
  • Top Streaming Songs Artist
  • Top Rap Artist
  • Top Rap Tour
  • Top Billboard 200 Album
  • Top Rap Album
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio)
  • Top R&B Song
  • Top R&B Collaboration

Zayn won for top new artist while Beyoncé won top female artist, top touring artist, top R&B tour, top R&B artist, and top R&B album. Twenty One Pilots won awards for top duo/group, top radio songs artist, top rock artist, top rock song, and finally the Billboard Chart Achievement Award.  The Chainsmokers took several awards for top dance/electronic artist, top hot 100 song, top collaboration, and top dance/electronic song. Other winners include BTS, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Juan Gabriel, Lauren Daigel, Kirk Franklin, Metallica, and more. The complete winner’s list can be found here.

Music is a major part of our everyday lives. Everyone has a favorite artist or song that they listen to. It brings thousands and sometimes even millions of people together through their favorite genres, artists, albums, etc. The purpose of this blog is to discuss what is happening in the music world today. This can include new music, updates on artists, and even music award shows (which was already mentioned previously). There is always new music being created and released as well as new artists joining the industry. This blog was also created for our digital marketing class, instructed by Professor Pepe, who also runs his own blog on marketing that is called Professor Pepe’s Marketing.