The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1989 in December until it went dormant in 2007.
The awards returned in 2011 and is held annually in May. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live on May 22 at 8/7c on ABC.
The most important categories are Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Hot 100 Song and Top New Artist. These categories highlighted in each award and other categories are divided by genre.