2016 Billboard Music Awards

2016 Billboard Music Awards

May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016
Las Vegas
Las Vegas


The 2016 Billboard Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 22, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first nationally televised event to originate from that venue. It aired live on ABC with hosts Ludacris and Ciara.

The nominees were announced on April 11, 2016, with The Weeknd earning the most nominations with twenty.[1] Britney Spears received the Billboard Millennium Award.[2] Celine Dion received the Billboard Icon Award in recognition of her career spanning over three decades.[3] Madonna made an appearance to pay tribute to Prince.[4] Adele premiered the music video for her single "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" at the ceremony.[5] The Weeknd won the most awards on the night with eight, followed by Adele with five, who won Top Artist.[6]

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The Weeknd
Canadian musician
bornFebruary 16, 1990
Scarbrough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
British singer-songwriter
bornMay 5, 1988
Tottenham, north London, England, United Kingdom
Justin Bieber
Canadian singer
bornMarch 1, 1994
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Luke Bryan
American country music singer-songwriter
bornJuly 17, 1976
Leesburg, Georgia, United States

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Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges (born September 11, 1977),[1] better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards during his career. Along with fellow Atlanta based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential Dirty South artists to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s.

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta, Georgia at age nine, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album Incognegro in 1999 followed by Back for the First Time in 2000, which contained the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy". In 2001, he released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in 2003 and The Red Light District in 2004. He took a more serious approach with his next two albums, Release Therapy (2006), and Theater of the Mind (2008). His next record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the tone of his previous albums. Ludaversal was released on March 31, 2015. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011), but is best known for playing Tej Parker in the The Fast and the Furious film series.


Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985), known mononymously as Ciara (pronounced /sˈɛrə/, see-ERR),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay (not to be confused with the British group Hear'Say); however, the group disbanded after having differences. It was at this time Ciara was noticed for her songwriting. In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha. With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records.

In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned three hit singles: "Goodies", "1, 2 Step", and "Oh". The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and earned her four nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. She released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles "Get Up", "Promise", and "Like a Boy". The album reached number one in the U.S. and was certified platinum.

Her third studio album, Fantasy Ride, released in 2009, was considerably less successful than Ciara's first two albums. However, it produced the worldwide top-ten hit "Love Sex Magic" featuring Justin Timberlake, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which was met with low sales and continued a downward trend in her commercial success. In 2011, she signed a new record deal with Epic Records, and released her self-titled fifth studio album, Ciara, in 2013 which was preceded by the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop top-ten hit "Body Party". In 2015, Ciara released her sixth album Jackie, which included the singles "I Bet" and "Dance Like We're Making Love". The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and sold 19,000 copies, which made it her lowest first-week album sales to date.

Ciara has also transitioned into acting in 2006 she made her film debut it All You've Got, followed by Mama, I Want to Sing! (2012) and That's My Boy (2012). In 2013, Ciara had a recurring role in the US TV series, The Game. Since making her musical debut in 2004, Ciara has attained eight Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, including a number one. She has also earned numerous awards and accolades, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award. To date, Ciara has sold over 23 million records worldwide.[2]

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Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.[1] In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed.[2] The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO.

In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land, which was supported by the singles "Kiss Land" and "Live For". His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200, included the top-five single "Earned It" and produced the number-one singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face". The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.[3] The Weeknd has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award.[4]


Top Artist Nominees5

Top New Artist Nominees5

Top Albums by Top New Artist Nominees4

Top Songs by Top New Artist Nominees6

Top Male Artist Nominees5

Top Female Artist Nominees5

Top Duo/Group Nominees5

Top Touring Artist Nominees5

Top Billboard 200 Artist Nominees5

Top Billboard 200 Album Nominees5

Top Hot 100 Artist Nominees5

Top Hot 100 Song Nominees5

Top Radio Artist Nominees5

Top Radio Song Nominees5

Top Sales Artist Nominees5

Top Selling Song Nominees5

Top Social Artist Nominees5

Top Streaming Artist Nominees5

Top Streaming Song (Audio) Nominees5

Top Streaming Song (Video) Nominees5

Top Christian Artist Nominees5

Top Christian Song Nominees2

Top Christian Album Nominees5

Top Gospel Artist Nominees5

Top Gospel Song Nominees1

Top Gospel Album Nominees4

Top Country Artist Nominees5

Top Country Song Nominees5

Top Country Album Nominees5

Top Dance/Electronic Artist Nominees5

Top Dance/Electronic Song Nominees5

Top Dance/Electronic Album Nominees4

Top Latin Artist Nominees4

Top Latin Song Nominees4

Top Latin Album Nominees4

Top R&B Artist Nominees5

Top R&B Song Nominees5

Top R&B Album Nominees5

Top Rap Artist Nominees5

Top Rap Song Nominees5

Top Rap Album Nominees5

Top Rock Artist Nominees5

Top Rock Song Nominees5

Top Rock Album Nominees5

Top Soundtrack Nominees4

Specialty Award Winners2

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-voted) Nominees5



Songs Performed22

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Notable Attendees93


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles96


Spotify - Featured Tracks58


News Articles11

Billboard Music Awards 2016: Priyanka Chopra on red carpet to Madonna's Prince tribute
Firstpost  –  May 23, 2016
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, held on the night of 22 May in Las Vegas, provided an evening of glamour and entertainment to all music lovers. From the performances that were talked about most, to the red carpet appearances and the artistes who won big ...
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani perform duet at Billboard Music Awards
Reality TV World  –  May 23, 2016
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani brought their romance to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The 39-year-old country star and 46-year-old singer gave an intimate performance of their duet, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," at the annual awards ceremony.
Britney Spears Performs at The 2016 Billboard Music Awards and 2000 Video Music Awards
The Hollywood Gossip  –  May 23, 2016
I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.
Billboard Music Awards 2016: Adele, The Weeknd & Justin Bieber Big Winners In 2016
Uinterview  –  May 23, 2016
Adele, who returned from a long hiatus with her new album 25, took hope the night’s biggest honor, Top Artist. She also won four more trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album ...
Billboard Awards 2016
cbslocal.com  –  May 23, 2016
2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Co-hosts Ciara (L) and Ludacris speak onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 2016 Billboard ...
Billboard Music Awards 2016: 20 Best and Worst Moments
Yahoo News  –  May 23, 2016
Sunday's Billboard Music Awards broadcast often seemed like a battle for pop music's very soul, as fake smiles and cheesy promo tie-ins vied with serious vocal prowess and displays of genuine emotion for three long, eventful hours. Rising stars like Shawn ...
2016 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Complete Winners List Here!
Gossip & Gab  –  May 23, 2016
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards are officially behind us, as we had a night of some decent performances with the Billboard Music Awards 2016 winners being announced throughout the night. Ciara and Ludacris hosted the Billboard Music Awards 2016 and it ...
Britney Spears a shadow of her old self in 2016 Billboard Music Awards performance
laineygossip.com  –  May 23, 2016
I received an email last night from a very enthusiastic Britney Spears fan. (Hi M!) She’s 27 years old. She grew up on Britney. And she and 12 of her friends got together last night to watch Britney’s Millennium Award performance at the Billboards.
Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Weeknd Cleans Up, While Emotions Steal The Show
Forbes  –  May 23, 2016
The Billboard Music Awards just ended a short time ago, and they while the telecast may have been somewhat light on the actual presenting of awards, it was still a memorable night. The Weeknd was the big winner of the night, taking home eight trophies ...
Billboard Music Awards 2016: Priyanka Chopra looks STUNNING as she hits the red carpet – watch video!
Bollywood Life  –  May 23, 2016
Priyanka Chopra and her Baywatch team just wrapped up their shoot a few days back, but it seems that her busy schedule ain’t going to end anytime soon. She dazzled us with a fabulous tribute performance at the recent ABC Upfronts and now she has STUNNED ...
Billboard Music Awards 2016: What you missed
CNN  –  May 23, 2016
(CNN)The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it was non-stop star power and performances. This being Vegas, it seems only right that Spears should open the show. After all, Spear's "Piece of Me ...

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