And The 2017 Billboard Award Nominees Are…….

And The 2017 Billboard Award Nominees Are…….

Drake and Rihanna are once again the heavy hitters when it comes to award announcements, and this time it’s for none other than this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and songwriter Julia Michaels stopped by Good Morning America Monday morning to announce this year’s top nominees.

Drake may be the man of the show as usual as he was tied with The Chainsmokers for a record breaking 22 nominations. Rihanna also caught a whopping 14 nominations for categories that included “Top Artist,” “Top R&B Tour,” “Top Female Artist,” “Top R&B Album” for “ANTI” and “Top R&B Song” for her hit song “Needed Me.”

The Weeknd came through with a cool 13 nominations and Beyonce’ with only 8.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC, Sunday, May 21 at 8pm ET. Check out the full list of nominees below:

 

Beyonce, LemonadeHBO
Top Artist:

Adele

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

Adele

Beyoncé

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd
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Top New Artist:

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Luke Bryan

The Chainsmokers

Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Florida Georgia Line

Guns N’ Roses

Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Beyoncé

Drake

Prince Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots
Justin Bieber, PurposeInstagram
Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

BTS

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:

Justin Bieber

Beyoncé

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:

Beyoncé

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:

Beyoncé

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake

Future

Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour:

Drake

Future

Kanye West
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Top Country Artist:

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

Tamela Mann

Hezekiah Walker
Prince, Purple RainWarner Brothers
Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyoncé Lemonade

Drake Views

Rihanna Anti

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

The Weeknd Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

Hamilton: An American Musical

Moana

Purple Rain

Suicide Squad: The Album

Trolls

Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé Lemonade

Bruno Mars 24K Magic

Frank Ocean Blonde

Rihanna Anti

The Weeknd Starboy

Top Rap Album:

Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake Views

Kevin Gates Islah

DJ Khaled Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean They Don’t Know

Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots

Blake Shelton If I’m Honest

Chris Stapleton Traveller

Keith Urban Ripcord

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers Cleopatra

Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

Top Latin Album:

J Balvin Energia

CNCO Primera Cita

Juan Gabriel Los Dúo 2

Juan Gabriel Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes

Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Recuerden Mi Estilo
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Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers Bouquet (EP)

The Chainsmokers Collage (EP)

Flume Skin

Kygo Cloud Nine

Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough

Top Christian Album:

Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing

Lauren Daigle How Can It Be

Joey + Rory Hymns

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family Love Remains

Skillet Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:

Tamela Mann One Way

Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion

Travis Greene The Hill

Tasha Cobbs One Place: Live

Hezekiah Walker Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2
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Top Hot 100 Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Sia Featuring Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills”

Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”

Rihanna “Needed Me”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”
Top Streaming Song (Video):

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

Desiigner “Panda”

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Sia Featuring Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”
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Top R&B Song:

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Rihanna “Needed Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake “Come And See Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner “Panda”

Drake “Fake Love”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad And Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)”

Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello “Bad Things”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, Josh Dun, Tyler Joseph, 2017 Grammys, WinnersKevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS
Top Country Song:

Kenny Chesney Featuring P!NK “Setting The World On Fire”

Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw “May We All”

Little Big Town “Better Man”

Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King “Different For Girls”

Kenny Chesney Featuring P!NK “Setting The World On Fire”

Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens “Kill A Word”

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw “May We All”

Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Rock Song:

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Feat. X Ambassadors “Sucker For Pain”

Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”

Twenty One Pilots “Ride”

Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out”

X Ambassadors “Unsteady”
Top Latin Song:

Daddy Yankee “Shaky Shaky”

Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin “Duele El Corazon”

Nicky Jam “Hasta El Amanecer”

Shakira Featuring Maluma “Chantaje”

Carlos Vives & Shakira “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna “This Is What You Came For”

Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MØ “Cold Water”

DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:

Lauren Daigle “Trust In You”

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family “Thy Will”

Skillet “Feel Invincible”

Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal “Eye Of The Storm”

Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:

Jekalyn Carr “You’re Bigger”

Tasha Cobbs Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”

Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?”

Travis Greene “Made A Way”

Hezekiah Walker “Better”

 

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