May 17, 2013


Billboard, MMVA, Grammy, VMA, BRIT & AMA Awards: What's the Difference?

#1Billboard Music Awards

Dazzling distinguishing differences:

  • Artists earn awards based on record sales for the past year.
  • The BBMAs are slightly different than Billboard's year-end tallies as they count from March of the previous year to the current year to make the May award show more relevant.
  • Not voted on by a committee but solely by record sales, airplay and/or streaming info.
  • Recently began awarding for social stats including Top Social Artist of the Year, Top Streaming Song and Top Streaming Artist.
  • Went dormant from 2007 to 2010 until returning in 2011.
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