Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations: Full List Inside
The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed! Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars are all in the lead with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three are also up for Top Artist, competing against Drake and Taylor Swift in that field.
The biggest shocker comes from Post Malone, who is up for 13 BBMAs in 12 different categories, and Imagine Dragons, who snagged 11 nods in 10 categories. Justin Bieber and Cardi B are tied with 8 nominations and "Despacito" singers, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, have 7 apiece. Cardi is up for Top New Artist, facing off against 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Kodak Black.
This years event will be hosted by American Idol Alum, Kelly Clarkson, and so far performers are set to include: Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and last years winners of the Top Social Artist award(who are nominated once again), Korean boyband BTS, will be hitting the stage with the World Premiere of their latest single from their new album "Love Yourself: Tear". No other performers have been announced as of yet.
Be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00PM ET to watch the show and check back here for the full list of winners.
See the full list of nominations below:
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: Beyonce Rihanna
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 XXXTentacion, 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. Beyonce, “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”
According to Billboard, "Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018."