Elevation Worship would two Billboard Music Awards this week, winning Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake)." The BBMA's, which honor the year’s most successful artists in 51 categories across all genres of music, were announced Sunday live from Los Angeles by dick clark productions and NBC.
“It’s an absolute honor to have won two BBMAs," share Elevation Worship's Chris Brown. "Receiving these particular awards really shows the reach and impact the songs are having, and we’re so grateful to everyone who’s listening to and being encouraged by our music.”
Going into the awards, Provident Entertainment was nominated for 15 BBMA's. Elevation Worship, Koryn Hawthorne, and Zach Williams each received three nominations, while Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, Kierra Sheard, Tauren Wells, Mali Music, and Marvin Sapp each received one nomination.
The Billboard Music Awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. “Billboard Music Awards'' finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data.
For more than 30 years, the BBMAs have celebrated music’s greatest achievements, honoring the hottest names in music today. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard Charts. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.