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2018 Billboard Music Awards

2018 Billboard Music Awards

The biggest names in music gather for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

How To Watch: The 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Tune in to NBC at 8 p.m. EST to catch the telecast or watch it live on online

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are among this years Billboard Award nominees.

    The biggest stars in entertainment will gather Sunday evening for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Nominees include Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, who lead the pack with 15 nominations apiece; all three are up for Top Artist, competing against Drake and Taylor Swift in that field.

    With Kelly Clarkson as the evening's emcee, scheduled performances include Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, BTS, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. Ten-time Billboard Music Award winner Janet Jackson will be honored with the Icon Award and will give her first televised performance in nine years.

    Tune in to NBC Sunday at 8 p.m. EST to catch the telecast or watch it live on online

    See the full list of nominations below:

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    Top Artist:

    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift

     Top New Artist:

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    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

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    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:

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    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
    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”