It’s time for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and we’ve got all the dirty details right here at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com! Please allow a moment for the page to load as we have a LOT of content to cover for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Click on any category below to jump straight to the part that interests you! 2016 Billboard Music Awards Basics 2016 Billboard Music Awards Performances 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees 2016 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet 2016 Billboard Music Awards Winners 2016 Billboard Music Awards LiveTweets 2016 Billboard Music Awards Basics The 2016 24th Annual Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live for the first time, will air live coast to coast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. on May 22nd. 2016 Billboard Music Awards Performances The 2016 #BBMAs will include performances by Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign, Troye Sivan, Meghan Trainor, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Nick Jonas featuring Tove Lo, Rihanna and Demi Lovato, as well as the debut of Adele’s music video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and special showcases featuring Britney Spears, Pink, Celine Dion and Madonna. Britney Spears is expected to kick off the show with a medley of her greatest hits in celebration of the Billboard Millennium Award she is being presented with this year. Meanwhile legendary shapeshifter Madonna has been tapped to provide a touching tribute to the Paisley Palace royal himself, Prince. Celine Dion is set to make a thunderous comeback after a very tragic time with her first performance since the loss of her brother and her husband. She will be giving love to the 1991 Queen hit aptly titled “The Show Must Go On“. Celine will also be presented with the Billboard Icon Award. And to top it all off in big top fashion, Pink is said to be combining the gravity-defying acrobatics as well as crowd-inspiring theatrics she’s become known for in an all-around incredible live performance of her latest single “Just Like Fire”. 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees 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 Continue reading
Colt Ford Congratulates His Friend Jason Aldean On Winning Award! Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford was proud as could be as news broke of his buddy Jason Aldean and his smash hit “Dirty Road Anthem” being named “Top Country Song” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Ford co-wrote the multi-platinum single for Jason Aldean in 2011. “I am still amazed by how big this song really is. I don’t think anyone could be more proud of Jason than I am. He deserves every award they have to offer. I wrote this song with my buddy Brantley and now I have seen my friend Jason take it to one of the biggest songs in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that.” -Colt Ford Fans of Dirt Road Anthem can bid to win their chance to sing the award-winning song with Colt Ford on stage at the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party, Tuesday, June 5 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. Bidding is currently online at www.charitybuzz.com with proceeds to benefit Musicians On Call.
Taylor Swift Honored at 2012 Billboard Music Awards! Taylor Swift was granted one of the top honors at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards by winning the Woman of the Year Award. This particular achievement is given to “a trailblazing female artist” and “acknowledges her overall success in the music business and her leadership in embracing the changing industry.” With her position as a cross-over artist who garners support and acclaim from not only the country music genre, but other genres as well, it is not surprising that she would be considered for this category. Taylor is just 22 years old, and is the youngest woman to ever win this award! Notably, Swift looked stunning in a gorgeous red Elie Saab gown!
Country Wins 2011 Billboard Music Awards! The 2011 Billboard Music Awards took ABC by storm Sunday night, and the country nominees were on the scene to represent! Beyond multiple award nominations and wins for country artists the show featured country performances including Keith Urban‘s “Long Hot Summer“. Taylor Swift dominated in the country only categories winning Top Country Album for “Speak Now“, and Top Country Artist. Additionally, Taylor beat out artists in other genres including Eminem, Susan Boyle, and Justin Bieber winning the Top 200 Album Artist of the Year. Taylor had also been nominated for both Top Artist and Top Female Artist. Lady Antebellum received recognition for their hit single “Need You Now” winning Top Country Song. The group was also nominated for Top Duo/Group and Top Streaming Song but were beat out by The Black Eyed Peas and Nelly respectively. Many other country artists were acknowledged for their talents as well including Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, and Kenny Chesney being nominated in various categories. The forty-six award categories were based on measures provided by Billboard’s data partners including sales data from Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.
Country Nominees Announced for 2011 Billboard Music Awards! The 2011 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been announced, and country music is well represented in multiple categories! Check it out below! Nominees are determined by chart performance as well as social and streaming activity as compiled by Billboard between February 28, 2010 and March 1, 2011. The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will be televised on ABC on Sunday, May 22nd at 8pm ET. Top Country Artist Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum Taylor Swift Zac Brown Band Top Country Album Jason Aldean My Kinda Party Lady Antebellum Need You Now Sugarland The Incredible Machine Taylor Swift Speak Now Zac Brown Band The Foundation Top Country Song The Band Perry If I Die Young Lady Antebellum Need You Now Miranda Lambert The House That Built Me Sugarland Stuck Like Glue Taylor Swift Mine Top Artist Taylor Swift Justin Bieber Lady Gaga Eminem Rihanna Top Billboard 200 Album Taylor Swift Speak Now Lady Antebellum Need You Now Eminem Recovery Susan Boyle The Gift Justin Bieber My World 2.0 Top Duo/Group Lady Antebellum U2 Linkin Park Bon Jovi Black Eyed Peas Top Streaming Song (Audio) Lady Antebellum Need You Now Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are Nelly Just A Dream Eminem feat. Rihanna Love The Way You Lie Taio Cruz Dynamite Top Billboard 200 Artist Taylor Swift Lady Antebellum Eminem Susan Boyle Justin Bieber Top Female Artist Taylor Swift Rihanna Katy Perry Lady Gaga Ke$sha