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4/10/17

Will History Be Made at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards?

 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE STATISTICS 

 

  • 2017 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS
  • ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY
  • TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2016)

 

2017 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS  

“WILL THIS BE THE BIGGEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS FOR DRAKE OR THE CHAINSMOKERS?”

  • With an impressive 22 nominations, Drake and The Chainsmokers have tied the all-time record of most nominations in a single year.

“THE RECORD CURRENTLY HELD BY ADELE FOR MOST BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD WINS IN A SINGLE SHOW COULD BE BROKEN” 

  • Frontrunners Drake (22 noms), The Chainsmokers (22 noms), Twenty One Pilots (17 noms) or Rihanna (14 noms) could surpass Adele and take the title of artist with the most wins in a single night should they win more than 12 awards on Sunday, May 21st.

WILL THERE BE A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDER FOR MOST WINS EVER?”

  • With 12 all-time wins, Rihanna, the year’s most nominated female artist with 14 nominations, could surpass Taylor Swift for the most BBMA wins (21) if she takes home 10 or more awards.
  • 15-time Billboard Music Award winner, Justin Bieber, could tie Taylor Swift’s previous all-time record of most BBMA wins (21), if he wins in all 6 of his categories.  Bieber is nominated twice in the Top Dance/Electronic Song category.

“WHICH TOP DUO/GROUP NOMINEE WILL WIN BIG AT THE ‘2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’?”

  • If first-time Billboard Music Award nominee, The Chainsmokers, win 11 trophies in a single night, they will pass the current record of most BBMA wins by any Duo/Group, currently held by Destiny’s Child with 10 wins.
  • 2-time Billboard Music Award winner and 2017 Top Duo/Group nominee, Florida Georgia Line is nominated for 6 awards in 5 categories – the most of any country artist this year.
  • With 16 nominations this year, 2017 Top Duo/Group nominee Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations, including an impressive 3 nods in the Top Rock Song category.

 

ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY:

TOP ARTIST

  • 50 Cent, Adele, Garth Brooks, Destiny’s Child, Taylor Swift and Usher are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 wins. Adele is a 2017 nominee in this category and if she wins, she will become the artist with the most Top Artist awards.

TOP MALE ARTIST

  • Justin Bieber is the artist with the most wins (2) in this category, having taken home the trophy in 2013 and 2016. He is nominated again this year.

TOP FEMALE ARTIST

  • Adele, Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead with 2 wins each in this category. Both Adele and Rihanna are nominated this year and have the chance to become the most decorated Top Female Artist with 3 wins.

TOP DUO OR GROUP

  • One Direction currently holds the record with 3 wins in this category. The group previously won in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

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 3 wins in 1998, 2004 and most recently in 2011. The Weeknd won this award in 2016 and is nominated again at the 2017 show.

TOP RAP ARTIST

  • LL Cool J, along with Eminem and protégé 50 Cent are tied in this category with 2 wins each. LL Cool J won Top Rap Artist in 1991 and 1996, Eminem won in 2011 and 2014, while 50 Cent actually won the award twice, years before his mentor, in 2003 and 2005. Drake took home this award in 2016, and is nominated again this year, giving him the chance to join LL Cool J, Eminem and 50 Cent as all-time winners in this category. 

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST

  • Garth Brooks has won this award three times in 1991, 1993 and 1998. Florida Georgia Line is the only nominee this year to have won the award previously (in 2015).

TOP ROCK ARTIST

  • No artist has ever won this award more than once. Twenty One Pilots took home the award in 2016 and is nominated again this year.  If they win at the 2017 show, they will take the title of most all-time wins and be the first artist to win this award in back-to-back years.

TOP LATIN ARTIST

  • Romeo Santos and Shakira are tied for most wins in this category. He previously won Top Latin Artist back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, while Shakira won this category back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. 

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST

  • Chris Tomlin won this award in 2001 and 2014 and is a nominee again this year.

 

TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2016):

  1. Taylor Swift – 21 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); Top Touring Artist (2016)
  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. Adele – 18 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); Top Artist (2016); Top Female Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Album (2016); Top Selling Song (2016)
  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. Justin Bieber – 15 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); Top Male Artist (2016); Top Social Media Artist (2016)
  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. 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 – 12 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); Chart Achievement Award (2016)
  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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Check out the full list of 2017 winners here.

 

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