Billboard Music Awards 2017

Billboard Music Awards 2017

May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017
Las Vegas
Las Vegas


The 2017 Billboard Music Awards was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 21, 2017.[1] The list of nominees was announced on April 10, 2017.[2] Non-televised awards were announced on Billboard website the same day as the main ceremony. [3]

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Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges (born September 11, 1977),[2] better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. Alongside his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Throughout his career, Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", as he earned $ 8 million. [3]Next year, he could again make it to their list by earning the same amount. [4]

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a disc jockey (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.


Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series.[1] Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. She had her feature film debut in the 2003 film Thirteen, a teenage drama in which Hudgens had a supporting role. She had mainstream success following the release of the High School Musical trilogy, and her relationship with co-star Zac Efron was heavily publicized. Her appearance in the series helped make her a household name. Songs from the films also charted worldwide, with the song "Breaking Free" peaking inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. This led to Hudgens releasing her debut album, V, on September 26, 2006 which entered the Billboard 200 at number 24, and was later certified gold. Her second album, Identified, was released on July 1, 2008 in the United States.

Since the release of her albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly (2011), Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). She has also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi in 2015, and the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live in 2016.


Top Artist Nominees10

Top New Artist Nominees5

Top Albums by Top New Artist Nominees9

Top Songs by Top New Artist Nominees10

Top Female Artist Nominees5

Top Male Artist Nominees5

Top Duo/Group Nominees5

Billboard Chart Achievement Nominees5

Top Billboard 200 Artist Nominees5

Top Billboard 200 Album Nominees5

Top Hot 100 Artist Nominees5

Top Hot 100 Song Nominees5

Top Song Sales Artist Nominees5

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Top Collaboration Nominees5

Top Streaming Artist Nominees5

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Top Streaming Song (Video) Nomnees5

Top Touring Artist Nominees5

Top Social Artist Nominees5

Top Christian Artist Nominees4

Top Christian Song Nominees2

Top Christian Album Nominees4

Top Gospel Artist Nominees5

Top Gospel Album Nominees2

Top Country Artist Nominees5

Top Country Song Nominees5

Top Country Album Nominees5

Top Country Collaboration Nominees5

Top Country Tour Nominees3

Top Dance/Electronic Artist Nominees5

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Top Latin Artist Nominees5

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Top Latin Album Nominees3

Top R&B Artist Nominees5

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Top Rap Artist Nominees5

Top Rap Song Nominees5

Top Rap Album Nominees5

Top Rap Collaboration Nominees5

Top Rap Tour Nominees3

Top Rock Artist Nominees5

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Top Rock Tour Nominees3

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album Nominees5

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T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a multi-use indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Opened on April 6, 2016, the arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena will be the home of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League that will begin play in 2017.

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News Articles27

Twitter Is Obsessed and Confused Over Cher’s Right Breast at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 22, 2017
Something was missing. Cher killed it during her epic performance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21, at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Though she shut the house down with an energetic performance of her hits “Believe” and “If I Could ...
Here are the 19 best — and worst — looks from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 22, 2017
7 Reasons I Wish I Hadn't Taken My Husband's Last Name Celebrities gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. The annual awards celebrating chart-topping musicians opened with a fiery performance from Nicki Minaj ...
Chrissy Teigen Confirms She Skipped Billboard Music Awards to Go See 'Magic Mike Live': 'It Was Dope'
  –  May 22, 2017
While the supermodel and her supersinger husband, John Legend, are normally our absolute favorite red carpet couple, Teigen was uncharacteristically absent from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, where Legend was performing a ...
2017 Billboard Music Awards: The 5 Biggest Jaw-Droppers
  –  May 22, 2017
Bondage Babe: Nicki Minaj raised more than a few eyebrows with her 9-minute long opener that was chock full of BDSM imagery. From the face mask to the grinding and sexual costumes, the rapper wanted to make a statement with her performance—and she did.
The Chainsmokers Perform Acoustic Version of 'Young' at 2017 Billboard Music Awards | Billboard News
  –  May 22, 2017
The Chainsmokers delivered an acoustic performance of "Young," the second-to-last song off their debut album 'Memories... Do Not Open,' at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
2017 Billboard Music Awards: Camila Cabello's Stunning Live Solo Debut
  –  May 22, 2017
Camila Cabello made her live solo TV debut with an impassioned performance of the first two tracks she's released off her upcoming album, The Hurting The Healing The Loving. Cabello first sang a chilling verse from "I Have Questions" before diving into ...
Miley Cyrus Had Liam Hemsworth's Support Backstage at Billboard Music Awards 2017!
  –  May 22, 2017
Miley Cyrus is joined by her fiance Liam Hemsworth while walking around backstage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 21) in Las Vegas. The 24-year-old entertainer gave the first television performance of her new single ...
Billboard Music Awards 2017: Best and worst red carpet looks
  –  May 22, 2017
Hollywood's hottest stars hit the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens in Las Vegas on May 21, 2017.
The Most Outrageous And Amazing Fashion At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 22, 2017
Much like the Grammys, the Billboard Music Awards are a place for celebrities to wear pretty much whatever they want on the red carpet.
Here’s What You Didn’t See at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 22, 2017
You could argue that K-pop group BTS got fans the most excited. An estimated 1,000 people waited for the group to arrive at the Las Vegas airport on Friday. On Sunday, tween girls began lining up at the magenta carpet at 5 a.m. to see the group. They were ...
Billboard Music Awards 2017: Nicki Minaj to set the stage on fire with opening performance
  –  May 19, 2017
Nicki Minaj will set the stage on fire with her stunning opening act at Billboard Music Awards 2017 on Sunday night. Nicki Minaj will bring with her Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason Derulo for an epic 9-minute opening act. Billboard revealed about the ...
Presenters Announced for the "2017 Billboard Music Awards"
  –  May 19, 2017
PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE '2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS' The '2017 Billboard Music Awards' Will broadcast LIVE on BOTH COASTS From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21, at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT on ABC dick clark productions and ABC today ...
2017 Billboard Music Awards this weekend
  –  May 19, 2017
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be live from Las Vegas this weekend. Ludacris is back to host, along with Vanessa Hudgens from "High School Musical." Performers include Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus and John Legend. ABC7 Mornings' Alexis Smith talked to ...
Wizkid Nominated For 7 Awards In The 2017 Billboard Music Awards (See Full List)
  –  May 17, 2017
Nigerian music sensation, Wizkid, has been nominated for seven awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards scheduled to hold at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday. Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year ...
Wizkid Bags 7 Nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 17, 2017
Superstar Ibrahim Balogun better known as Wizkid is at it again as he has been nominated for 7 awards at the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards scheduled for the 21st of May. All the nominations are for his hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on “One ...
Noah Cyrus On Her Billboard Music Awards Nomination: I'm 'So Grateful'
  –  May 17, 2017
On the red carpet at 2017 Billboard Music Awards & ELLE Present Women in Music at YouTube Space LA, Noah Cyrus talks with Access Hollywood about being nominated for a Billboard Music Award. Plus, she reacts to Katy Perry being announced as the first judge ...
Selena Gomez Could Perform ‘Bad Liar’ At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 16, 2017
Selena Gomez is allegedly planning a surprise performance of her new single “Bad Liar” at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 22. According to reports, after teasing her new single across social media over the past few days, Gomez is allegedly ...
Selena Gomez Plans to Debut New Song 'Bad Liar' at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 16, 2017
Rumor has it, the 24-year-old pop star prepares an epic comeback with a surprise performance of the new song at the award-giving event. Brace yourself for yet another surprise, Selenators. We're just days away from the release of Selena Gomez's new single ...
Everything You Need To Know About The 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 15, 2017
The Billboard Music Awards are taking place in Las Vegas less than a week from now. Next to the GRAMMYS, this is music’s biggest night. Filled with awards, jaw-dropping moments and memorable collaborations, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 15, 2017
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are less than a week away and Taste of Country has gathered all the information you need to get ready for the big night of awards and collaborations. While the awards show is a who’s-who in the music industry with artists ...
What to Expect at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 15, 2017
Get excited for one of the hottest award shows of the season! The 2017 Billboard Music Awards is held on May 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on ABC at 8PM ET/5PM PT and opens with a performance by Nicki Minaj. In the lead for most ...
Vanessa Hudgens to Co-Host Billboard Music Awards 2017 with Ludacris!
  –  May 12, 2017
As if we weren’t already super excited for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Vanessa Hudgens just pushed that excitement up by another notch! The 28-year-old actress just announced that she is going to co-host the event for ABC alongside rapper Ludacris ...
Billboard Music Awards: The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Sam Hunt Added to Performers Lineup
  –  May 11, 2017
as well as Miley Cyrus' televised performance debut of "Malibu," Celine Dion's 20-year celebration of "My Heart Will Go On" and 2017 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award recipient Cher. The Billboard Music Awards will air live on Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET ...
Sam Hunt to Perform at 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 11, 2017
Sam Hunt will be performing at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The awards show’s official Twitter account reports that Hunt has been added to the upcoming event’s lineup and will be singing his hit “Body Like a Back Road.” Hunt joins fellow ...
Miley Cyrus will perform ‘Malibu’ at the Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 10, 2017
Miley Cyrus fans should set a reminder to watch the Billboard Music Awards this year. This afternoon dick clark productions and ABC announced that Cyrus will take the stage at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” to perform her highly anticipated new ...
BTS to attend 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 9, 2017
Korean boy band BTS will be attending the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) slated on May 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. BTS is the first K-pop group to be nominated at the BBMA. They are competing in the Top Social Artist category against Justin ...
BTS To Attend 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  May 8, 2017
Boy band BTS will be attending the Billboard Music Awards in the United States! According to BigHit Entertainment on May 9, BTS has been confirmed to attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 21. They have been ...

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