2011 Billboard Music Awards
Along with other music awards, such as the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards is a highly sought after accolade in the music industry. The event is sponsored by Billboard magazine, and it was recently announced that this year the event will be broadcast again on ABC. In the year 1992, the magazine inaugurated a new award for creative achievement which is viewed as one of the highest honors to receive, namely the Billboard Century Award. Between 2007 and 2010 the awards evenings did not take place and the winners were only released in the press. This year the Billboard Music Awards is back in full swing!
The Billboard Music Awards is divided into a variety of categories such as New Group Artist, Artist of the Year, R&B Songwriter, Rap Artist, Country Artist, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and so many more covering a variety of music genres. The venue for this year’s event will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be hosted on 22 May 2011.
Richard D. Beckman, Prometheus Global Media CEO, commented on the show by saying: “This show marks the first of several broadcast platforms we plan to build around the Billboard franchise. We have an incredible network partner and with Don Mischer, one of the finest producers in the world. We look forward to entertaining music fans with Billboard’s own rendition of a televised celebration of music.”
The awards period selection process works from the 28th of February 2010 to 1 March 2011, where chart hits are looked at, along with streaming, digital sales, touring, albums and even the interaction artists have with their fans. After a lengthy process of elimination and selection, the award winners are chosen and invited to receive their awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The artist who holds the record for the most Billboard Music Awards is Janet Jackson, with a staggering thirty-three.
The evening is also filled with entertainment and excitement. Numerous top artists are expected to attend this wonderful evening dedicated to paying tribute to the members of the music industry as they contribute in their own unique way.