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Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations Announced

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are coming up in a few weeks and the full list of nominations was revealed Tuesday. This year, the show will be airing live on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20th and hosted by 12-time Billboard Music Awards winner Kelly Clarkson.

According to Billboard, nominees are chosen “through a number of factors, including key interactions with music fans, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard and its data partners over a 12-month period.”

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars are in the lead with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three are up for Top Artist, competing against Drake (9 noms total), and Taylor Swift (5 noms total) in that field. Post Malone is up for 12 BBMAs, and Imagine Dragons snagged 10 nods.

Justin Bieber and Cardi B are tied with 8 nominations, and the boys behind “Despacito,” Luis Fonsiand Daddy Yankee, have 7 apiece.

The Full List Of Nominees:

Top Artist:

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:

  • 21 Savage
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Sam Hunt
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Halsey
  • Demi Lovato
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:

  • Halsey
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Bruno Mars
  • Charlie Puth
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist:

  • Justin Bieber
  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:

  • Coldplay
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • U2

Top R&B Artist:

  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • SZA
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:

  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

Top R&B Tour:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Lionel Richie
  • The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Migos
  • Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:

  • Bhad Bhabie
  • Cardi B
  • Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:

  • J. Cole
  • JAY-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist:

  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:

  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:

  • Coldplay
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • U2

Top Latin Artist:

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Ozuna
  • Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • Kygo
  • Marshmello
  • ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:

  • Elevation Worship
  • Hillsong UNITED
  • Hillsong Worship
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • Travis Greene
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:

  • Drake – More Life
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  • Post Malone – Stoney
  • Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
  • Taylor Swift – reputation

Top Selling Album:

  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  • P!nk, Beautiful – Trauma
  • Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
  • Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
  • Taylor Swift – reputation

Top Soundtrack:

  • Black Panther
  • The Fate of the Furious: The Album
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana

Top R&B Album:

  • Khalid – American Teen
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • SZA – CTRL
  • The Weeknd – Starboy
  • XXXTENTATION – 17

Top Rap Album:

  • Drake – More Life
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  • Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
  • Migos – Culture
  • Post Malone – Stoney

Top Country Album:

  • Kane Brown – Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs – This One’s For You
  • Thomas Rhett – Life Changes
  • Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
  • Brett Young – Brett Young

Top Rock Album:

  • Imagine Dragons – Evolve
  • Linkin Park – One More Light
  • Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor
  • Portugal. The Man – Woodstock
  • U2 – Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:

  • Nicky Jam – Fenix
  • Christian Nodal – Me Deje Llevar
  • Ozuna – Odisea
  • Romeo Santos – Golden
  • Shakira – El Dorado
  • Top Dance/Electronic Album:
  • Avicii – AVĨCI (01)
  • The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open
  • Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  • Kygo – Stargazing
  • ODESZA – A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:

  • Elevation Worship – There Is A Cloud
  • Hillsong UNITED – Wonder
  • Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light
  • Alan Jackson – Precious Memories Collection
  • MercyMe – Lifer

Top Gospel Album:

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy – A Long Way From Sunday
  • Travis Greene – Crossover: Live From Music City
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – You Deserve It
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Heart. Passion. Pursuit
  • Marvin Sapp – Close

Top Hot 100 Song:

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
  • Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
  • Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour LLIF3″
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
  • Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):

  • Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • Lil Pump – “Gucci Gang”
  • Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • Sam Hunt – “Body Like A Back Road”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:

  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
  • Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
  • Charlie Puth – “Attention”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top Collaboration:

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • French Montana ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:

  • Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
  • Khalid – “Young Dumb & Broke”
  • Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:

  • Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One
  • French Montana ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Top Country Song:

  • Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
  • Sam Hunt – “Body Like A Back Road”
  • Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”
  • Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:

  • Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
  • Linkin Park ft. Kiiara – “Heavy”
  • Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
  • The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:

  • J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
  • Becky G ft. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
  • Maluma – “Felices Los 4”
  • Wisin ft. Ozuna – “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
  • Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato – “No Promises”
  • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie – “Rockabye”
  • Kygo & Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
  • Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Top Christian Song:

  • Elevation Worship – “O Come To The Altar”
  • Hillsong Worship – “What A Beautiful Name”
  • Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You”
  • MercyMe – “Even If”
  • Zach Williams – “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy – “Trust In You”
  • Travis Greene – “You Waited”
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – “You Deserve It”
  • Tamela Mann – “Change Me”
  • Charlie Wilson – “I’m Blessed”

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