Billboard Music Awards - Annual ceremony
created in 1989, the BMA honor entertainers in the music industry -
based on Billboard's year-end music charts. Held since 1990, the ceremony is held in
the month of December on the Fox Network.
Awards presented on the program include Artist of the Year, New
Female Artist, Duo/Group , New Group Artist, Hot 100 Female Artist,
Hot 100 Producer, Hot 100 Songwriter, Hot 100 Award for Most Weeks at
No. 1, R&B Artist, R&B/Hip-Hop Group, R&B Producer,
R&B Songwriter, New R&B Artist, New Male R&B Artist, Rap Artist,
Country Artist, Country Albums Artist, Country Album, Modern Rock
Artist, Modern Rock Track, No. 1 Classical Crossover Artist,
No. 1 Classical Crossover Album, Independent Album Artists,
Independent Album, Bestselling Single, Mainstream Top 40 Track,
Digital Track, No. 1 Rhythmic Top 40 Title, Soundtrack Single and since 1992, Billboard Century Award which
pays tribute to some of the classic artists in each decade.
The BMA is one of four awards ceremonies (American Music Awards, Grammy
Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony) that honor entertainers
in the music industry.
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