Billboard ‘s annual honors, celebrating music’s biggest chart-topping artists, have been airing since 1989 – though took a four-year break for contract negotiations in 2007. Only seven awards were handed out during the broadcast, and while many BTS fans had high hopes for a surprise performance, they were sadly let down. In addition to music-specific categories, the Austin Music Awards honor industry-specific categories such as Best New Club, Best Music Booker, and Best Music Support Nonprofit.
The award is presented on the basis of creative achievements, as opposed to just having sold the most. BIG CHANGES…..in keeping things moving forward and trying to improve, we’re initiating several changes in the awards process (and in the Lexi-Fest series).
The first year, the award show’s hosts included R&B legends Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and Dionne Warwick, with performances from Run DMC, Whitney Houston, and LL Cool J. Deriving its name from the show from which it sprang, the awards ceremony broadcast includes two hours of live performances by popular R&B, hip hop, and gospel artists.
The awards ceremony has grown to be the largest of its kind in Queensland with music industry identities and music fans in attendance each year. We are focused on one singular objective, the development of the music industry in the Carolinas while encouraging growth in our music, both present and future.
Since the old songs heavily relied on melody, the composers took time creating their music. The electronic dance duo Chainsmokers, a leading nominee, picked up the first televised award of the night with Halsey for top collaboration for their song Closer.” Drake and the Chainsmokers were top contenders with 22 nominations each.