Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards honors the hottest names in music today based on key fan interactions with their music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.
These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The 2016 awards were based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.
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 a musician’s success.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards took place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 LIVE on ABC television from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in different genres. 2016 award recipients included Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, One Direction, Taylor Swift, twenty one pilots and The Weeknd.