#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.