Music awards are some of the most closely followed televised events in the world, next only to global sporting event finals on which people bet using MansionBet promo code and presidential elections. In fact, often there will be events truly fanatical enthusiasts bet on, convinced they are 100% right about the winner of a certain award. So, what are some of the biggest music awards people love, attend, and bet on?
The American Music Awards are held in the fall and we designed to fill the ABC slot for the Grammys after the contract the network had for broadcasting them expired. Up until the mid-2000s, only the people working in the music industry chose who the winners were, but that was amended and now the fans have the chance and the responsibility of choosing the Artist of the Year, the New Artist of the Year, the Collaboration of the Year, and the Tour of the Year. Along with the Grammys and the Billboard Music Awards, the AMAs are one of the Big Three.
A Grammy Award is presented by The Recording Academy. It started in 1959 and was used as recognition to artists. The trophy is a golden-gilded gramophone. It is one of the Big Three music awards. It usually features four categories unrestricted by the genre. They are the Record of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, and the Best New Artist.
The Billboard Music Awards
Once a year, Billboard, the music popularity chart, organizes an award ceremony. They went through a rough patch at the turn of the century and have relatively recently resurfaced to give us their take on the Top Artist, the Top New Artist, the Top Male Artist, the Top Female Artist, the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, and several others. In 2019, Ariana Grande and Drake were in the spotlight.
An MTV Video Music Award was originally created as an alternative to Grammys that would give credit to artists that made the best of the visual medium for their songs. Though not as big as the Big Three, it is a closely followed event. The last winner was Taylor Swift for You Need to Calm Down and the event was held in Newark, New Jersey.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
There aren’t many ceremonies that immortalize you and your craft, but this is definitely one of them. There are several categories, including performers, non-performers, early influences, singles, and lifetime achievement, though only the first one has nominees every year. The selection process of the new name that joins the ranks of music legends is very rigorous and done by very few people, which is why this ceremony often faces criticism.