The Billboard Music Awards are honors given out annually by Billboard, a publication covering the music business and a music popularity chart. The Billboard Music Awards show has been held annually since 1990, with the exception of the years 2007 through 2010. The event was formerly staged in December but since returning in 2011, it has been held in May.
Unlike other awards, such as the Grammy Award, which determine nominations as a result of the highest votes received by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement.
So The Billboard Music Awards has celebrated music’s greatest achievements for more than 30 years now. This year’s shindig will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas but, despite the many rumours, K-pop idols BTS won’t be attending.
This year’s Billboard Music Awards was all about confusion, thanks to the random performances and antics stuffed into a show that sometimes felt disheveled. Sure, there were standout moments, as there always are (especially when Megan Thee Stallion is in the building). But just as often, the ceremony left us with more questions — starting at the top, thanks to host Diddy.