HISTORY

History

For more than 15 years, glitz, glamour and the biggest names in the world of adult entertainment have made the XBIZ Awards show the biggest night of the year and the most prestigious symbol of industry success.

Each year, the star-studded event attracts A-list movers and shakers of the multi-billion dollar adult industry.

Since its beginnings, the XBIZ Awards has grown into a mega gala event generating buzz throughout the business and media. Now in its sixteenth year, with an expanded list of more than 150 award categories, the 2018 awards show is set to feature the most expansive array of categories in XBIZ Awards history.

And as the proliferation of adult entertainment into pop culture continues, the XBIZ Awards have evolved, drawing stars and hopefuls to the annual event. Dedicated fans, the press corps and star gazers alike wait months for the yearly extravaganza and jam the streets of Los Angeles, some seeking autographs, some snapping photos and others simply there to see the biggest stars of adult entertainment up-close and personal.

"No other awards show celebrates the industry like the XBIZ Awards," said XBIZ Publisher and Founder Alec Helmy. "The event was born out of the industry's desire for an awards show that not only encompasses all facets of the business, but also celebrates it with class."

LATEST NEWS FROM XBIZ AWARDS 2018

2018 XBIZ Awards Categories Announced, Pre-Nom Period Begins Sept. 1

XBIZ has unveiled its official categories for the 2018 XBIZ Awards, when the incomparable Jessica Drake will host the adult industry's biggest night, presented by MyFreeCams.com.

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XBIZ™ is the adult industry's leading publisher of business news and information, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the industry at XBIZ.com and in three trade publications — XBIZ World for the digital media market, XBIZ Premiere for the retail market and XBIZ Sensuals for the intimate products market.

In addition, XBIZ hosts five annual trade events including the adult industry’s biggest night, the XBIZ Awards. XBIZ is frequently cited in the media for coverage of the industry and has been published in CNN, Fox News, Newsweek, MSNBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, CNET, ABC, USA Today and Los Angeles Times among others.