Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist

The Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist is one of two fan-voted categories in the award show. It is awarded based on major fan interactions with music including streaming and social engagement, together with the global online voting results.[1]

Billboard Music Award
for Top Social Artist
CountryUnited States
Presented byBillboard
First awarded2011
Last awarded2020
Currently held byBTS
Most awardsJustin Bieber (6)
Most nominationsJustin Bieber (8)

The award was first won in 2011 by Justin Bieber, who is the most nominated artist in the category with eight nominations, followed by Ariana Grande with six, while BTS, Rihanna and Taylor Swift each have four. Bieber is also the most awarded nominee with six consecutive wins.[2] His winning streak was broken as of the 2017 ceremony by BTS, who were the first K-pop group ever to be nominated for and win a Billboard Music Award.[3] They have won the award for four consecutive years since then.[4]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Year Winner Nominees Ref
2011 Justin Bieber [5][6]
2012 Justin Bieber [7]
2013 Justin Bieber [8]
2014 Justin Bieber [9][10]
2015 Justin Bieber [11]
2016 Justin Bieber [12]
2017 BTS [13][14]
2018 BTS [15][16]
2019 BTS [17]
2020 BTS [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jie, Ye-eun (May 22, 2017). "BTS becomes first K-pop group to win at Billboard Music Awards". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on October 16, 2020. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Aliaga, George (May 21, 2017). "BTS Wins 'Top Social Artist' Award At 2017 Billboard Music Awards". iHeartRadio. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Liu, Marian (May 23, 2017). "Bigger than Bieber? K-pop group BTS beats US stars to win Billboard Music Award". CNN Entertainment. Archived from the original on May 25, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "(LEAD) BTS wins fourth Top Social Artist prize at Billboard Music Awards". Yonhap News Agency. October 15, 2020. Archived from the original on October 16, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  5. ^ Anderson, Kyle (April 13, 2011). "Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga lead 2011 Billboard Awards nominees". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Eminem, Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga dominate Billboard Music Awards 2011". NME. May 23, 2011. Archived from the original on October 18, 2020. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  7. ^ Nededog, Jethro; Godley, Chris (May 19, 2012). "Billboard Music Awards 2012: The Winners and Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 18, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "2013 Billboard Music Awards winners and nominees – complete list". HitFix. May 19, 2013. Archived from the original on November 21, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2020 – via Uproxx.
  9. ^ Wang, Andrea (April 9, 2014). "Billboard Music Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 18, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "2014 Billboard Music Awards: Complete Winner's List". ABC News. May 19, 2014. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "2015 Billboard Music Awards". Variety. May 17, 2015. Archived from the original on October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2016: Complete Winners List". Rolling Stone. May 22, 2016. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Schnurr, Samantha (April 10, 2017). "Billboard Music Awards 2017 Nominations: The Full List". E! News. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  14. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (May 23, 2017). "BTS On What It Means Winning Billboard's Top Social Artist Award...And What's Next". Elle. Archived from the original on May 25, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Zach (April 17, 2018). "Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations: The Full List". E! Online. Archived from the original on April 17, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  16. ^ "BTS scoops up second Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist". The Korea Herald. May 21, 2018. Archived from the original on May 22, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  17. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 1, 2019). "Billboard Music Awards: Drake Nabs Top Artist, Sets Record for Most Wins Ever". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  18. ^ Sydney, Bucksbaum (October 14, 2020). "Post Malone claims top prize at Billboard Music Awards: See the full winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 15, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.