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The Billboard Music Awards

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

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Billboard Music Awards, Morgan Wallen


It's that time of year when we get to cheer for our faves at the Super Bowl of the music industry, The Billboard Music Awards! It's an annual ceremony that celebrates the best of the best in the music world.

The #BBMA as it is affectionately abbreviated is one of the top three industry awards along with the American Music Awards, and The Grammys.


The purpose of the Billboard Music Awards is to recognize and honor the artists, songs, and albums that dominated the charts in the past year. The event first graced T.V. screens in 1990, and was created to acknowledge the artists who ruled the charts based on actual chart performance and sales data. It's all about the numbers.


Over the years, the Billboard Music Awards has undergone various changes to keep up with the ever-evolving music scene. They've introduced new award categories like this year's top Hot 100 songwriter, Top Hot 100 producer, and Top Rock Duo/Group.

They've also tweaked the nomination process, and added more performances. The criteria for determining the winners is a combination of chart data, sales, streams, radio airplay, and social media engagement.


It's like a scientific formula, but with more musical notes and fewer lab coats. Winning a Billboard Music Award can often lead to a surge in album sales, song downloads, and streams. The most nominated male artist this year is Morgan Wallen with 17 nominations, and Taylor Swift leads overall nominations with 20.


One of the things that make the Billboard Music Awards unforgettable are the acceptance speeches from our favorite artists. Whether it's a heartfelt thank you or a motivational speech that leaves you feeling inspired, these moments stick with us long after the show is over.

Who can forget Taylor Swift's iconic acceptance speech back in 2013 where she thanked her fans for being the longest relationship she's ever had.. It's moments like these that remind us why we love our favorite artists and why their recognition at the Billboard Music Awards is so important.



This year history may be made as Taylor has a strong chance of surpassing Drake who holds the record for most Billboard Music Award wins with 34. Throughout the years The Billboard Music Awards has also given us some of the most incredible performances

This year's lineup promises to be memorable and include Morgan Wallen, Mariah, BeBe, among many others. Additionally, Jelly Roll, and Bailey Zimmerman are first time nominees.



This year the show will not be broadcasted on T.V, and it will not have a host. What follows are all the details on where and how to watch and a list of country and gospel nominees. Some of our artists have nominations in categories other than country, and we've included it below. This year's nominees are stellar. Winners will be highlighted in blue. Good luck everybody!


What: The Billboard Music Awards

When: Sunday (Nov 19) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Live tweet during the show with #BBMAs


Top Artist

Drake Luke Combs Morgan Wallen SZA Taylor Swift


Top New Artist

Bailey Zimmerman Ice Spice Jelly Roll Peso Pluma Zach Bryan


Top Male Artist

Drake Luke Combs Morgan Wallen The Weeknd Zach Bryan


Top Female Artist

Beyoncé Miley Cyrus Olivia Rodrigo SZA Taylor Swift


Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake Luke Combs Morgan Wallen SZA Taylor Swift


Top Hot 100 Artist

Drake Luke Combs Morgan Wallen SZA Taylor Swift


Top Hot 100 Songwriter

Ashley Gorley Jack Antonoff SZA Taylor Swift Zach Bryan


Top Hot 100 Producer

Jack Antonoff Joey Moi Metro Boomin Taylor Swift Zach Bryan


Top Streaming Songs Artist

Drake Morgan Wallen SZA Taylor Swift Zach Bryan


Top Radio Songs Artist

Miley Cyrus Morgan Wallen SZA Taylor Swift The Weeknd


Top Song Sales Artist

Jason Aldean Miley Cyrus Morgan Wallen Oliver Anthony Music Taylor Swift


Top Country Artist

Bailey Zimmerman Luke Combs Morgan Wallen Taylor Swift Zach Bryan


Top Country Male Artist

Luke Combs Morgan Wallen Zach Bryan


Top Country Female Artist

Lainey Wilson Megan Moroney Taylor Swift


Top Country Duo/Group

Old Dominion Parmalee Zac Brown Band


Top Country Touring Artist

George Strait Luke Combs Morgan Wallen


Top Rock Artist

Jelly Roll Noah Kahan Stephen Sanchez Steve Lacy Zach Bryan


Top Christian Artist

Brandon Lake Elevation Worship for KING & COUNTRY Lauren Daigle Phil Wickham


Top Gospel Artist

CeCe Winans Elevation Worship Kanye West Kirk Franklin Maverick City Music


ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album

Drake & 21 Savage - Her Loss Metro Boomin - HEROES & VILLAINS Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time SZA - SOS Taylor Swift - Midnights


Top Country Album

Luke Combs - Gettin' Old Luke Combs - Growin' Up Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Zach Bryan - American Heartbreak


Top Rock Album

HARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW

Jelly Roll - Whitsitt Chapel

Noah Kahan - Stick Season

Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights

Zach Bryan - American Heartbreak


Top Christian Album

Anne Wilson - My Jesus Brandon Lake - House of Miracles CAIN - Rise Up Elevation Worship - LION Lauren Daigle - Lauren Daigle


Top Gospel Album

Jonathan McReynolds - My Truth Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin - Kingdom Book One Tye Tribbett - All Things New Whitney Houston - I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston Zacardi Cortez - Imprint (Live in Memphis)


Top Hot 100 Song

Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage - "Creepin'" Miley Cyrus - "Flowers" Morgan Wallen - "Last Night" SZA - "Kill Bill" Taylor Swift - "Anti-Hero"


Top Streaming Song

Miley Cyrus - "Flowers" Morgan Wallen - "Last Night" SZA - "Kill Bill" Taylor Swift - "Anti-Hero" Zach Bryan - "Something in the Orange"


Top Selling Song

Jason Aldean - "Try That in a Small Town" Jimin - "Like Crazy" Miley Cyrus - "Flowers" Oliver Anthony Music - "Rich Men North of Richmond" Taylor Swift - "Anti-Hero"


Top Country Song

Bailey Zimmerman - "Rock and a Hard Place" Luke Combs - "Fast Car" Morgan Wallen - "Last Night" Morgan Wallen - "You Proof" Zach Bryan - "Something in the Orange"


Top Rock Song

Jelly Roll - "Need A Favor"

Stephen Sanchez - "Until I Found You"

Steve Lacy - "Bad Habit"

Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves - "I Remember Everything"

Zach Bryan - "Something in the Orange"


Top Christian Song

Brandon Lake - "Gratitude" Chris Tomlin - "Holy Forever" for KING & COUNTRY with Jordin Sparks - "Love Me Like I Am" Lauren Daigle - "Thank God I Do" Phil Wickham - "This Is Our God"


Top Gospel Song

CeCe Winans - "Goodness of God"

Crowder & Dante Bowe ft. Maverick City Music - "God Really Loves Us"

Elevation Worship ft. Chandler Moore & Tiffany Hudson - "More Than Able"

Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin ft. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore - "Fear is Not My Future"

Zacardi Cortez - "Lord Do It For Me (Live in Memphis)"

 

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