The Billboard Music Awards are held annually in May. One Direction have won six Billboard Awards since 2013. They hold the record for most Top Duo/Group awards won.
Unlike other awards, such as the Grammy Award, which determine nominations as a result of the highest votes received by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on United States year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads and total airplay. Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in different genres. Since 1992, the awards also give out a Billboard Century Award—the magazine's highest honour for creative achievement and named for Billboard's centennial in 1994. The award was renamed the Icon Award in 2011. Michael Jackson has won the most awards with 40 wins. Janet Jackson has won the most awards for female artist with 33 wins.