BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Posted in News on May 21, 2014
Pictured: Imagine Dragons
Pictured: Imagine Dragons

Full of performances by top-tier artists, a hologram appearance by Michael Jackson and awards honoring the best of the last year in music, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday were a great night for music and for BMI affiliates. Ranging from electronic and Christian wins to a sweep of the country awards, BMI artists took home wins across all genres.

Rockers Imagine Dragons continued their impressive awards streak with five wins, including Top Duo/Group and Top Hot 100 Artist. Country crooner Luke Bryan also had a big evening, taking home the awards for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album, as well as performing a powerful rendition of his latest No. 1 single “Play It Again.” Other wins of note include Chris Tomlin for Top Christian Artist and Carrie Underwood for the fan-voted Milestone Award.

History was made at the end of the evening when longtime BMI affiliate Jennifer Lopez became the first female artist to receive the Billboard Icon Award. The occasion was marked by video tributes from fellow BMI members Pitbull, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, celebrating Lopez’s prolific career and impact on popular music.

Check out the full list of BMI winners below:

Icon Award
Jennifer Lopez

Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood

Top Duo/Group
Imagine Dragons

Top Hot 100 Artist
Imagine Dragons

Top Streaming Artist
Miley Cyrus

Top Rap Artist

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Daft Punk

Top Christian Artist
Chris Tomlin

Top Rap Album
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Top Country Album
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party

Top Rock Album
Imagine Dragons, Night Visions

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

Top Rap Song
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”

Top Country Song
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Avicii “Wake Me Up!”