Here’s how to vote for your favourite artists at the Billboard Music Awards 2021 — BLACKPINK, BTS, SB19, Ariana Grande, and SEVENTEEN

Here’s how to vote for your favourite artists at the Billboard Music Awards 2021 — BLACKPINK, BTS, SB19, Ariana Grande, and SEVENTEEN

The 31st Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) are back this year!

The ceremony is slated to air live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 24 May at 8 AM SGT/PHT (23 May, 8 PM EST/5 PM PST). on NBC. It will be hosted by singer Nick Jonas. The Weeknd, P!nk, and BTS have also been confirmed to perform.

Here's how to watch the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Notable finalists include Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, BTS, and more. The Weeknd leads the table with a sweeping 16 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 artist. The full list of nominees can be found here.

Online voting has also begun for two awards: Top Social Artist and Top Collaboration. The nominees for these categories are as follows:

Top Social Artist
BLACKPINK
BTS
Ariana Grande
SB19
SEVENTEEN

Top Collaboration
24kGoldn feat. iann dior, ‘Mood’
Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, ‘I Hope’
Chris Brown and Young Thug, ‘Go Crazy’
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, ‘ROCKSTAR’
Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, and Lil Wayne, ‘WHATS POPPIN’

This year’s awards see historic nominations for Asian acts in the Top Social Artist category, with K-pop groups BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN scoring their first BBMA nominations for the award. P-pop boy group SB19 have also made the list, becoming the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated for a BBMA. 

The fandoms that made BTS, BLACKPINK, SB19, Ariana Grande, and SEVENTEEN finalists at the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist Chart

The voting period for these two awards will start on 11 May, 12AM SGT/PHT (10 May, 9AM PST) and will close on 22 May, 2:59AM SGT/PHT (21 May, 11:59PM PST). You can follow the steps below to vote for your favourite acts.


Billboard Website Voting

  • Visit the voting page here using your computer, tablet or mobile device.

  • When you arrive at the voting page, you will see a tab or button for each award. Click the applicable tab or button to go to the voting page for each award (“Award Voting Page”). On each award voting page, you will see the name, photograph, and a corresponding “vote” button for each finalist for that award.

  • To use Billboard Website Voting, you must have a valid Facebook or Twitter account. Your Facebook account may be either private or public, but your Twitter account must be public to use Billboard Website Voting.

  • You may vote by clicking the “vote” button for the finalist you select for the award. A confirmation window will open, and by clicking “confirm vote”, your vote will be immediately and officially submitted if you are already registered with and signed into your Facebook or Twitter account.

  • If you are not already signed into your Facebook or Twitter account, when you click on the “vote” button, you will be directed to register using your valid Facebook or Twitter account. You will need to enter your email address or username and password to log in to either Facebook or Twitter.

  • If you do not currently have a Facebook account or a Twitter account, you will not be able to use Billboard Website Voting unless you register for a Facebook or Twitter account.

  • After submitting your vote for the award on an award voting page, you will see a “Thank You” page that confirms receipt of your vote and offers you the opportunity to vote on Twitter.

  • If you click the “vote on Twitter” button and you are already registered with and logged into your Twitter account, you will be presented with a pre-populated tweet announcing the finalist for whom you just voted. Publishing this tweet WILL count as another vote for your selected finalist, subject to all Twitter Voting requirements and restrictions as explained below.

  • If you want to change your vote, you can change the text of the pre-populated tweet in accordance with the rules for Twitter Voting as highlighted in the next section.

  • If you do not want to cast another vote for that award, that finalist, or any other finalist, cancel the tweet.

  • You can also submit votes directly on Twitter without first using Billboard Website Voting by publishing one (1) or more tweets from your Twitter account in accordance with the rules for Twitter Voting as explained below.

  • If you click the “Next Category” button, you will be taken to the Award Voting Page for the next award. You can vote by clicking the corresponding “vote” button for your selected finalist. A confirmation window will open, and by clicking “confirm vote,” your vote will be immediately and officially submitted.

  • You can cast up to ten (10) votes per day per award using Billboard Website Voting.

  • If you click the Facebook or Twitter icon, you will be presented with the Facebook or Twitter text box where you can use the pre-populated message or compose your own message to share your vote on your Facebook or Twitter timeline. Publishing this post on your Facebook or Twitter timeline does NOT count as an additional vote.


Twitter Voting

  • You also can vote via Twitter by including specific keywords and the official hashtags as described below in a tweet published on your Twitter account. To vote via Twitter, you must have a Twitter account and be logged into Twitter, and your Twitter account must be set to public

  • You may cast a tweet vote for an award by composing a message containing the following two (2) required elements for each award and publishing it from your Twitter account:

  • The hashtag for the specific award for which you are voting:

    • For the Top Social Artist Award:  #BBMAsTopSocial

    • For the Top Collaboration Award:   #BBMAsTopCollab

  • The full name of the applicable finalist for each award in the format specified in the bolded columns on the left below:

    TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
    Voting Format Artist
    @BLACKPINK BLACKPINK
    @BTS_twt BTS
    @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande
    @SB19Official SB19
    @pledis_17 SEVENTEEN

    TOP COLLABORATION
    Voting Format Collaborators
     Mood 24kGoldn feat. iann dior
    I Hope Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth
    Go Crazy Chris Brown & Young Thug
    Rockstar DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
    Whats Poppin Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne
  • Example of valid tweet votes would be:

    • I just voted for @BLACKPINK for #BBMAsTopSocial

    • I just voted for Mood for #BBMAsTopCollab

  • Tweet votes that follow the above instructions will be counted as valid votes, subject to the voting restrictions below. If you re-tweet a third party’s valid tweet vote, it will count as a valid vote by you, subject to the same rules for ordinary tweet votes. 

  • You may cast up to ten (10) votes per day per award using Twitter Voting.

  • Tweet votes for an award in excess of ten (10) votes per day will not be counted as valid votes.


The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 May at 8 AM SGT/PHT (8 PM EST, 5 PM PST) on NBC. It will be hosted by Nick Jonas.