The European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) were established in 2004 by the European Commission and several companies and organizations within the European music business. Awards are presented to musicians and bands with the best selling debut albums in the European Union, not counting their home country. Award recipients are selected based on Nielsen Music Control research, European Broadcasting Union data and participating European Talent Exchange Program participants. Ceremonies are organized by the Noorderslag Foundation. Adele has received one award from one nomination.