Adele, Drake, Little Big Town, Rihanna and The Weeknd Among Finalists for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Voting is now open for this year’s Billboard Chart Achievement Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

Finalists for the prestigious award include Adele, Drake, Little Big Town, Rihanna and The Weeknd. The editorial award will be given to an artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year. The finalists are:

  • Adele‘s album 25 scored the largest U.S. sales week ever for an album in Nielsen Music history: 3.38 million sold in its first week.
  • Drake scored his landmark 100th Billboard Hot 100 hit, a sum only four acts heave reached.
  • Rihanna has now spent 60 total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her 14 No. 1s, passing the Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1 all time.
  • Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush” set the record for most weeks at No. 1 (13) by a group (of at least three members) on Hot Country Songs.
  • The Weeknd is now one of only 12 acts to replace himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as “The Hills” succeeded “Can’t Feel My Face.”

The Billboard Chart Achievement Award is the only fan-voted category at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Fans can vote for their favorite finalist in two ways:

  1. Visiting the voting site: http://www.billboardmusicawards.com/vote
  2. Voting on Twitter (by including the following items in a tweet):
    1. The finalist’s name or Twitter handle
    2. Any form of the word “vote” (e.g., vote, voting, voted, etc.)
    3. The show’s hashtag: #BBMAs

Fans can vote up to 100 times a day, per platform for their favorite artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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