The Billboard Music Awards is an awards ceremony by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business, awarding for outstanding chart performance. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1989 in December until it went dormant in 2007. The awards returned in 2011 and has been held annually in May since.
Ed Sheeran was nominated in the categories of "Top Male Artist", "Top Billboard 200 Artist", "Top Digital Songs Artist", "Top Radio Songs Artist" and "Top Billboard 200 Album" for X. He also performed his single Bloodstream.