Billboard announces Nominations for May 21st 2017 Awards Show

The Billboard Music Awards is slated to take place on Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 8pm EST, and the nominees were announced on April 10th 2017. Highlights of the nominations are Drake and The Chainsmokers who are nominated 22 times in different categories, Twenty One Pilots have 17 nominations, Rihanna has 14, The Weeknd has 13 nominations and Beyonce, 8.

Below is the full list of Nominees

    Top Artist:

  1. Adele
  2. Beyonce
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. The Chainsmokers
  5. Drake
  6. Ariana Grande
  7. Shawn Mendes
  8. Rihanna
  9. Twenty One Pilots
  10. The Weeknd

    Top New Artist:

  1. Alessia Cara
  2. Desiigner
  3. Lil Uzi Vert
  4. Lukas Graham
  5. Zayn

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

  1. Luke Bryan
  2. Nicki Minaj
  3. The Chainsmokers
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Twenty One Pilots

    Top Male Artist:

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Drake
  3. Future
  4. Shawn Mendes
  5. The Weeknd

    Top Female Artist:

  1. Adele
  2. Beyonce
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Rihanna
  5. Sia

    Top Duo/Group:

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Coldplay
  3. Florida Georgia Line
  4. Guns N’ Roses
  5. Twenty One Pilots

    Top Billboard 200 Artist:

  1. Beyonce
  2. Drake
  3. Prince
  4. Twenty One Pilots
  5. The Weeknd

    Top Hot 100 Artist:

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Drake
  3. Rihanna
  4. Twenty One Pilots
  5. The Weeknd

    Top Song Sales Artist:

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Drake
  3. Prince
  4. Justin Timberlake
  5. Twenty One Pilots

    Top Radio Songs Artist:

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. The Chainsmokers
  3. Drake
  4. Rihanna
  5. Twenty One Pilots

    Top Streaming Songs Artist:

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Desiigner
  3. Drake
  4. Rihanna
  5. Twenty One Pilots

    Top Social Artist:

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. BTS
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Shawn Mendes

    Top Touring Artist:

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Beyonce
  3. Coldplay
  4. Guns N’ Roses
  5. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    Top R&B Artist:

  1. Beyonce
  2. Bruno Mars
  3. Frank Ocean
  4. Rihanna
  5. The Weeknd

    Top R&B Tour:

  1. Beyonce
  2. Lionel Richie
  3. Rihanna

    Top Rap Artist:

  1. J. Cole
  2. Desiigner
  3. Drake
  4. Future
  5. Rae Sremmurd

    Top Rap Tour:

  1. Drake
  2. Future
  3. Kanye West

    Top Country Artist:

  1. Florida Georgia Line
  2. Blake Shelton
  3. Keith Urban
  4. Chris Stapleton
  5. Jason Aldean

    Top Country Tour:

  1. Luke Bryan
  2. Kenny Chesney
  3. Dixie Chicks

    Top Rock Artist:

  1. Coldplay
  2. The Lumineers
  3. Metallica
  4. Twenty One Pilots
  5. X Ambassadors

    Top Rock Tour:

  1. Coldplay
  2. Guns N’ Roses
  3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    Top Latin Artist:

  1. J Balvin
  2. Juan Gabriel
  3. Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
  4. Maluma
  5. Nicky Jam

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Calvin Harris
  3. Major Lazer
  4. DJ Snake
  5. Lindsey Stirling

    Top Christian Artist:

  1. Lauren Daigle
  2. Hillsong Worship
  3. Hillary Scott & the Family
  4. Skillet
  5. Chris Tomlin

    Top Gospel Artist:

  1. Jekalyn Carr
  2. Kirk Franklin
  3. Travis Greene
  4. Tamela Mann
  5. Hezekiah Walker

    Top Billboard 200 Album:

  1. Beyonce, Lemonade
  2. Drake, Views
  3. Rihanna, Anti
  4. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
  5. The Weeknd, Starboy

    Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

  1. Hamilton: An American Musical
  2. Moana
  3. Purple Rain
  4. Suicide Squad: The Album
  5. Trolls

    Top R&B Album:

  1. Beyonce, Lemonade
  2. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  3. Frank Ocean, Blonde
  4. Rihanna, Anti
  5. The Weeknd, Starboy

    Top Rap Album:

  1. J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
  2. Drake, Views
  3. Kevin Gates, Isla
  4. DJ Khaled, Major Key
  5. A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

    Top Country Album:

  1. Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
  2. Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
  3. Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
  4. Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  5. Keith Urban, Ripcord

    Top Rock Album:

  1. The Lumineers, Cleopatra
  2. Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
  3. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
  5. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

    Top Latin Album:

  1. J Balvin, Energia
  2. CNCO, Primera Cita
  3. Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
  4. Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
  5. Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

    Top Dance/Electronic Album:

  1. The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
  2. The Chainsmokers, Collage 
  3. Flume, Skin
  4. Kygo, Cloud Nine
  5. Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

    Top Christian Album:

  1. Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
  2. Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
  3. Joey + Rory, Hymns
  4. Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
  5. Skillet, Unleashed

    Top Gospel Album:

  1. Tamela Mann, One Way
  2. Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
  3. Travis Greene, The Hill
  4. Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
  5. Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

    Top Hot 100 Song:

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
  3. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  4. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
  5. Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

    Top Selling Song:

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
  3. Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
  4. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
  5. Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

    Top Radio Song:

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
  3. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  4. Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
  5. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

    Top Streaming Song (Audio):

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  3. D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
  4. Rihanna, “Needed Me”
  5. The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
    Top Streaming Song (Video):

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. Desiigner, “Panda”
  3. Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
  4. Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
  5. Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

    Top Collaboration:

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
  3. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  4. Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
  5. The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

    Top R&B Song:

  1. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  2. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
  3. Rihanna, “Needed Me”
  4. Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” 
  5. The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

    Top R&B Collaboration:

  1. Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  2. PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
  3. Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” 
  4. The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
  5. The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

    Top Rap Song:

  1. Desiigner, “Panda”
  2. Drake, “Fake Love”
  3. D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
  4. Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
  5. Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

    Top Rap Collaboration:

  1. D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
  2. Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
  3. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
  4. Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
  5. Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

    Top Country Song:

  1. Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  2. Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  3. Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  4. Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  5. Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

    Top Country Collaboration:

  1. Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
  2. Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  3. Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
  4. Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  5. Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

    Top Rock Song:

  1. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
  2. Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
  3. Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
  4. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
  5. X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

    Top Latin Song:

  1. Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
  2. Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
  3. Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
  4. Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
  5. Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

    Top Dance/Electronic Song:

  1. The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  2. The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
  3. Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
  4. Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
  5. DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

    Top Christian Song:

  1. Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
  2. Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
  3. Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
  4. Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
  5. Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

    Top Gospel Song:

  1. Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
  2. Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
  3. Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
  4. Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
  5. Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

Source: Billboard.com

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