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2017 Billboard Music Awards kick off summer season with a bang


Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:55 am

Returns to ABC on Sunday, May 21

dick clark productions and ABC announced the 2017 Billboard Music Awards is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. EDT). The program will showcase the 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.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards ranked as the No. 1 broadcast program on Sunday, May 22, 2016, and drew its third-largest audience ever for the show on ABC with an average of 9.8 million viewers and a 3.2/10 in adults 18-49. In addition, the three-hour telecast was that day's most social program with 1.8 million tweets.

For additional information on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, visit www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, fans can follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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