2017 BBMAs return to ABC May 21st

Nominations will be announced early next year

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8 pm ET. The show will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, big performances and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12 month reporting period ending in March of 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program on Sunday, May 22nd and drew its third-largest audience ever for the show on ABC with an average of 9.8 million viewers and a 3.2/10 in Adults 18-49. In addition, the three hour telecast was that day’s most social program with 1.8 million tweets.

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.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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