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 21st at 8 pm ET/5 pm 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.
(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 21st at 6 pm 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.
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 via axs.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.