Awards season is in full swing. For music lovers, the Billboard Music Awards is one of the highlights of the year. It is the perfect opportunity to see all our favorite stars strut their stuff while competing for music’s top honors.
The Billboard Music Awards is scheduled for May 19th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The live performance will air on ABC.
Before we all tune in for the drama, let’s take a look at what viewers can expect.
The Main Event
Many fans anxiously await for the biggest award – Top Artist. This year’s competitors are no surprise. Battling it out for Top Artist is Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber. Who do you think will win? Will the English boy band bring home the honor or will one of the other music headliners win the honors?
The Money Makers
Do you remember who won the Top Billboard 200 album last year? It was Adel’s album, “21.” Since the album just passed the $10 million mark, it will be up for the award again this year. Competing against Adele will be Taylor’s “Red,” and Mumford & Sons’ “Babel.” One Direction enter the fray with two entries – “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home.”
Every year, there are some artists who seem to dominate the show. This year is no exception. Check out how many nominations each of the following artists have received:
- Maroon 5 – 11
- Fun. – 11
- Taylor Swift – 11
- Rihanna – 10
- Carly Rae Jepsen – 9
- One Direction – 8
Do you suppose Harry is jealous? It probably isn’t the first time he has regretted his split from the famous beauty! Other noteworthy tidbits – Maroon 5 is still churning out the hits. Nothing – not even decades in the industry – will slow them down.
The Stars of the Show
No music awards show is complete without entertainment. This year’s show will be no exception. Tune in to see Swift, Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Prince.
Don’t forget to tune in May 19th to see how the awards show pans out!