2017 Billboard Music Awards to Air on ABC on May 21st
NASHVILLE, TENN. (APRIL 10, 2017) Provident Music Group celebrates eight nominations announced this morning for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” honoring this year’s most successful artists. Provident Music Group’s nominees include multiple nominees Kirk Franklin of Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records and Travis Greene of RCA Inspiration along with Casting Crowns of Beach Streat/Reunion Records and Zach Williams of Essential Records.
The awards will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. The Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
ABOUT PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP: Provident Music Group, whose labels include Essential Records, Reunion Records, Essential Worship, Beach Street Records and RCA Inspiration, is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Third Day, Tenth Avenue North, RED, Matt Maher, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp and Travis Greene, among others. Provident Music Group also consists of Provident Films (“War Room,” “Mom’s Night Out,” “Courageous”), Essential Music Publishing and Essential Artist Services.
Provident Music Group’s 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominees:
TOP GOSPEL ARTIST: Jekalyn Carr Kirk Franklin Travis Greene Tamela Mann Hezekiah Walker
TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be Joey + Rory, Hymns Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains Skillet, Unleashed
TOP GOSPEL ALBUM: Tamela Mann, One Way Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion Travis Greene, The Hill Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG: Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You” Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will” Skillet, “Feel Invincible” Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm” Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”
TOP GOSPEL SONG: Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger” Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It” Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??” Travis Greene, “Made A Way” Hezekiah Walker, “Better”