dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live on SUNDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). The program will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, big performances and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12-month reporting period ending in March of 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.