How to Win a Billboard Music Award: Here’s What This Year’s Top Songs Have in Common
Hit Songs Deconstructed analyzed key shared characteristics of 2022 honorees.
By Gary Trust
What are some of the common threads among winning songs at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards?
Hit Songs Deconstructed, which provides compositional analytics for top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits, analyzed key sonic characteristics of the songs that journeyed from composition to coronation at this year’s BBMAs, held May 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Here are five takeaways from Hit Songs Deconstructed’s research, offering insights into what can make a song a Billboard Music Award winner.
Notably, Hit Songs Deconstructed’s analysis covers the nine Hot 100 top 10s among the 11 songs that won honors across 16 BBMAs song categories.
Below is a playlist of the songs referenced in the article: