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5/2/17

Voting Is Now Open for the 2017 BBMAs Fan-Voted Categories

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY XFINITY AND TOP SOCIAL ARTIST AWARD

Fans Can Vote Online and On Twitter Until One-Hour into the Live Telecast

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

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SANTA MONICA, CA (May 2, 2017) – Voting for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is now open. The winners for each award will be announced at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” which will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

The Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist are the only fan-voted categories at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” Fans can vote for their favorite nominee in two ways:

(1)   Visiting the voting site: https://www.billboardmusicawards.com/vote

(2)   Voting on Twitter (by tweeting out a nominee’s corresponding hashtag)

The nominees for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity are:

  • Luke Bryan (#LukeBBMAs)
  • The Chainsmokers (#TheChainsmokersBBMAs)
  • Nicki Minaj (#NickiBBMAs)
  • Twenty One Pilots (#TOPBBMAs)
  • The Weeknd (#TheWeekndBBMAs)

The nominees for Top Social Artist are:

  • Justin Bieber (#JustinBBMAs)
  • BTS (#BTSBBMAs)
  • Selena Gomez (#SelenaBBMAs)
  • Ariana Grande (#ArianaBBMAs)
  • Shawn Mendes (#ShawnBBMAs)

Fans can vote up to 100 times a day per award, per platform. Voting for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity and Top Social Artist closes May 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PT (one hour into the live broadcast of the BBMAs).

The Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity will be given to an artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year. Below are the nominees and their respective chart achievements:

  • Luke Bryan: The country superstar became the first artist to earn six No. 1s from an album on Billboard’sCountry Airplay chart when “Fast” – from his Kill The Lights album – hit the top.
  • The Chainsmokers: The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, set the record for the most time in the top five (27 weeks) of any song in the Billboard Hot 100’s 59-year history.
  • Nicki Minaj: The rapper/singer set the mark for most chart appearances by a female artist in Billboard Hot 100 history with her 74th chart hit, surpassing Aretha Franklin who had previously held the record for nearly 40 years.
  • Twenty One Pilots: The duo’s “Heathens” set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart when it spent its 28thweek atop the list.
  • The Weeknd: The R&B/pop star simultaneously charted all 18 songs from his latest album Starboyon the Billboard Hot 100, making him only the second artist in history to place that many songs on the Hot 100 in a single week.

Nominees for Top Social Artist perennially occupy the top slots on Billboard’s weekly Social 50 chart. Whether on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia or Tumblr, they are artists the fans engage with the most on social media.

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. 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 success in music.

ABC’s three-hour telecast of the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” drew an average audience of 9.8 million viewers and a 3.2/10 in Adults 18-49 to rank as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program. In addition, the awards show was Sunday’s most social program with 1.8 million tweets.

Tickets are now on sale for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com or www.t-mobilearena.com.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out 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 media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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Cheat Tweet: Fan voting is OPEN for Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by @XFINITY and Top Social Artist at the @BBMAs: bbmas.news/fanvoting

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include Comcast, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

SHOW MEDIA CREDENTIALS

To apply for media credentials to cover the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” please go to https://www.dickclark.com/shows/billboard-awards/bbma-credential-form/ and fill out the online form. Credential application process closes Friday, May 5, 2017.

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 has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

About “2017 Billboard Music Awards”

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. The “2017 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 Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “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 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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