Billboard Music Awards Background

Billboard is taken into account the creator of probably the most dependable music charts on the earth, combining its charts every week from gross sales information collected by Nielsen Soundscan and airplay information collected by Nielsen Broadcast Knowledge Programs.

From 1990-2006, Billboard Journal sponsored the Billboard Awards annually in December to honor the previous 12 months's successes throughout the music trade, primarily based on its year-end music charts, and due to this fact, on recognition. From the outset, awards included High Album, High Artist, and High Single in each style. A Billboard Century Award was added in 1992, to honor the artist with probably the most distinctive inventive contributions to the music trade. Throughout its seventeen years, the Billboard Awards present was broadcast on the Fox community; however in 2007, circumstances together with the expiration of contacts led to the cancellation of the awards ceremony that 12 months, and it has not resumed since since efforts to revive this system. As an alternative, within the absence of the ceremony, Billboard has continued saying the winners in every class as part of annually's last Billboard Journal concern. Though the American Billboard Awards have pale, Billboard Latin America nonetheless presents its ceremony annually to honor the best of the previous 12 months's Latin Music artists.

Janet Jackson holds the document for recipient of probably the most Billboard Awards within the present's historical past, with thirty-three awards. In 1999, Mariah Carey was honored as Billboard's Artist of the Decade. In 2009, Eminem acquired the respect. Whitney Houston follows carefully with 30, Michael Jackson ranks third with 29, and Mariah Carey trains proper behind him with 28.

The primary hosts have been Paul Shaffer and Morris Day, together with Jerome Benton. Later hosts have included Phil Collins, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, and Ryan Seacrest. Kathy Griffin is probably the most frequent host at thrice, in 1998 with Andy Dick, in 1999 with Adam Corolla, and in 2000 with N Sync.

The ceremonies in 1990 and 1991, the primary two, have been aired after taping. Since then they’ve aired reside from 1992-2006 and have taken place within the Los Angeles space, New York, and Las Vegas. Crystal awards introduced honor achievements within the genres of R & B, Rap, Nation, Trendy Rock, Classical, and shed the highlight on Impartial artists & albums as nicely. Classes embrace Artist of the 12 months, Greatest New Artist, Duo / Group Album of the 12 months, Sizzling 100 Producer, Sizzling 100 Songwriter, Sizzling 100 Single of the 12 months, Greatest Touring Venue, Greatest Live performance Venue, Greatest Soundtrack Single, Greatest Digital Observe, Bestselling Single, and the Century Award and Artist of the Decade Award when applicable.

Artist of the 12 months winners have included MC Hammer (the primary 12 months's winner), TLC, Alanis Morissette, Mariah Carey, Future's Baby, Chris Brown, LeAnn Rimes, and most lately Taylor Swift. Garth Brooks, Future's Baby, Usher, 50 Cent, and Chris Brown have all acquired the respect twice. Century Award winners have included George Harrison, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Sting, Stevie Surprise, John Mellencamp, Annie Lennox, and Tony Bennett

Billboard's Latin Music Awards have additionally been introduced annually since 1990 in recognition of the Latin music trade's prime performers, albums, and songs primarily based on their efficiency on the previous 12 months's Invoice board charts reflecting airplay and gross sales. Its awards embrace the normal musical classes, together with the Spirit of Hope Award (in honor of humanitarian contributions) and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards ceremony has been broadcast on the Telemundo tv community since 1999, reaching the very best scores of any of the community's music specials.

Supply by Andy McCarthy

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