Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Cardi B Score Big with Billboard Music Award Nominations - EBONY

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20th, according to Billboard. The nominations for the award ceremony were announced today with Kendrick Lamar and Drake leading nominations and rap newcomer Cardi B making her debut as a nominee.

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The winners in each category are determined by data collected during a 12-month period which tracks album and digital song sales, streaming, social engagement, radio airplay and touring. Kendrick, Drake and Cardi have had groundbreaking years in their musical career so it is of no surprise that they would dominate on the nomination list. Kendrick fresh off the announcements of his Pulitzer Prize and headlining spot at HOT 97’s Summer Jam snagged 15 nominations. Drake continues to break Billboard records and nabbed 9 nominations at this year’s award. Cardi B who has the No.1 album in the country faces off against musical heavyweights with her 8 nominations.

SZA, Beyoncé, Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars (who tied with Kendrick with 15 nods) have also received nods for their musical year. Check out the full list of Billboard Music Awards 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

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. 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”

 

 





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