Cardi B leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations

Cardi B is here to remind everyone that’s she’s here to “make money move,” and her 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations are proof of that.

On Thursday (April 4), Billboard unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper leads the pack with a total of 21 nominations in several main categories like “Top Artist,” “Top Hot 100 Artist,” “Top Streaming Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” and more.

The “I Like It” rapper’s number of nominations this year puts her just shy of meeting the record-breaking amount of nominations —22— which was set by Drake and the Chainsmokers in 2017.

Following Cardi B with the most nominations are Drake and Post Malone. Both artists received a total of 17 nominations apiece. The rappers will go head-to-head in several categories including “Top Rap Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” “Top Rap Song,” and “Top Rap Male Artist.”

Behind Drake and Post Malone is Travis Scott with a total of 12 nominations. Scott will compete in many of the same categories as Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone.

If you’re looking for who’s representing the rock and alternative genres at the Billboard Music Awards, you don’t need to look very far; there aren’t many rock bands on the list. Maroon 5 leads the “rock” genre with a total of seven nominations while Imagine Dragons come in with a total of six (double nomination in the “Top Rock Song” category).

Panic! at the Disco comes in with four nominations while Twenty One Pilots and lovelytheband are tied with two apiece.

This year, the Billboard Music Awards will feature two fan-voted categories; “Top Social Artist” and “Chart Achievement.”

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Kelly Clarkson will host the event. Clarkson, with the help of country duo Dan + Shay, announced the full list of nominees on the “Today” show earlier in the day.

The full list of categories and their nominees can be found below.

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (fan-voted):
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! at the Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice Wrld
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentacion

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (fan-voted):
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice Wrld
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! at the Disco
Queen
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
Odesza
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Soundtrack:
13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Various Artists)
A Star is Born (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Various Artists)
The Greatest Showman (Various Artists)

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
H.E.R – H.E.R.
Khalid – American Teen
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
XXXTentacion – 17

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons – Origins
Mumford & Sons – Delta
Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA – Real Hasta la Muerte
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
J Balvin – Vibras
Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Ozuna – Aura

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit – What is Love?
David Guetta – 7
Kygo – Kids in Love
Major Lazer – Major Lazer Essentials
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury – Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child
For King & Country – Burn the Ships
Hillsong Worship – There is More
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists – Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love
Aretha Franklin – Gospel Greats
Koryn Hawthorne – Unstoppable
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room

SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD- “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Collaboration:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Khalid – “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown – “Heaven”
Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song:
Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever it Takes”
lovelytheband – “broken”
Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “Mia”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna – “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:
Cory Asbury – “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle – “You Say”
For King & Country – “joy.”
Hillsong Worship – “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells – “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney – “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne – “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson – “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson – “A Great Work”

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran lead 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations

billboard-music-awards-tickets_05-20-18_17_5ac851da563af.jpgThe 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been unveiled and it looks like Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran are leading the pack with the most nominations this year. On Tuesday (April 17), the official list of nominees for this year’s event was announced, revealing that Lamar and Sheeran are tied with a total of 15 nominations apiece. Both Grammy winners’ nominations include Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Hot 100 Song, and Top Selling Album.

Coming in second with a total of 14 nominations is Bruno Mars. Mars, who is also a recent Grammy winner, is nominated for Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B Song which features two of his current hits (“That’s What I Like” and “Finesse” with Cardi B).

Right behind Mars is Post Malone with a total of 12 nominations. The “Rockstar” rapper’s nominations include Top Collaboration with 21 Savage for “Rockstar,” Top Streaming Songs Artist, and Top Streaming Song (Audio) which features two of his songs (“Rockstar” and “Congratulations”).

Injecting the awards show with a little bit of rock are the guys from Imagine Dragons who garnered a total of 10 nominations this year. The Las Vegas guys’ nominations include Top Radio Song, Top Duo/Group, and Top Selling Song which include two of their Evolve singles“Believer” and “Thunder.”

Tied with a total of eight nominations apiece are Cardi B and Justin Bieber. The Bronx-based rapper’s nominations include Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” and Top New Artist.

As for Bieber, most of his nominations come in the form of song contributions (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despactio” and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One”). The only non-contribtuion nomination the pop star received this year is in the Top Social Artist category.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 20, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The complete event will air live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Tickets for the awards show went on sale last week and can currently be purchase here.

For now, the complete list of nominations for this year’s awards show can be seen below.

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES:

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:
Beyoncé
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 and Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty and 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 and group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Coldplay  “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Willy William ft. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Maluma – “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna – “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato – “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Ann-Marie – “Rockabye”
Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd and 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”

Drake, the Chainsmokers lead 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations

Billboard has announced the nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. On Monday (April 10), the music publication published their lengthy list of artists who have been nominated for the annual event. Heading over to ABC’s morning talk show, Good Morning America, Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz and Julia Michaels announced the first five of 52 categories of the annual awards show.

Leading the pack with a total of 22 nominations are Canadian rapper Drake and EDM duo the Chainsmokers. Drake is nominated for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, and more. As for the Chainsmokers, they’re nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Radio Song, and more.
Twenty One Pilots follow Drake and the Chainsmokers for a total of 17 nominations in several categories including Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Rihanna follows Twenty One Pilots with a total of 14 nominations including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top 100 Artist.

According to a press release from Billboard, the nominees are based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.” The 2017 awards are based on the year-long period from March 18, 2016 to March 16, 2017.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 21 and air on ABC. The complete list of nominees can be seen below.

2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

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

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

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 Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

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:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For 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 Duo 2
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage
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 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

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

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Sia feat. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu on That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia feat. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu on That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young feat. 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 feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
Shakira feat. Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson feat. 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”

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017 announce nominees

Now that 2016 has come to an end, iHeartMedia is ready to celebrate the artists that were widely played on their radio stations throughout the year. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), iHeartMedia announced the nominees for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of 12 nominations, including “Male Artist of the Year” is Drake. Trailing behind the Canadian rapper by one nomination, are The Chainsmokers with a total of 11 nods including the inaugural “Best New Pop Artist” category.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations this year include Rihanna (10), Twenty One Pilots (9), Justin Bieber (6), Ariana Grande (4), Beyoncé (4), Sia (4), and Adele (2).

“When we created this awards show four years ago, we set out to celebrate the music that we play on iHeartRadio every day,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. “The core of iHeartRadio is these artists, their songs and our listeners. This night recognizes all three.”

Unlike the previous years, this year will mark the debut of several new categories including “Producer of the Year,” “Label of the Year,” and “Best Music Video.” In addition to the slew of new categories, there will also be a total of eight socially voted categories. These include “Best Lyrics,” “Best Collaboration,” “Best Fan Army,” and more. These eight categories give the fans a chance to participate in voting for their favorite acts.

Voting for the “Best Fan Army” category began this past Tuesday (Jan. 3) and will stay open until the night of the awards show. Voting for the other socially vote awards and will be available until Feb. 24. Fans can vote for their favorite artists by visiting iHeartRadio’s website here.

“The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises.

Along with the nominees announcement, Bruno Mars was confirmed as the first artist to perform at the show.

Tickets for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. PT. Currently, Chase Credit and Debit Cardholder can purchase tickets early thanks to an exclusive Chase Cardholder pre-sale. Pre-sales began Wednesday (Jan. 4) and will end this Friday, Jan. 6, or until tickets sell out.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place Sunday, March 5 from The Forum in Los Angeles. The event will air live on TBS, TNT, and truTV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be simulcast on iHeartMedia’s stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio, their all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

The complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Song of the Year:

  •         “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 

  •         Adele
  •         Ariana Grande
  •         Rihanna
  •         Selena Gomez
  •         Sia

Male Artist of the Year:

  •         Drake
  •         Justin Bieber
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Shawn Mendes
  •         The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  •         Coldplay
  •         DNCE
  •         Florida Georgia Line
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bored to Death” – blink-182
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Ride” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Trouble” – Cage the Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         blink-182
  •         Cage the Elephant
  •         Coldplay
  •         The Strumbellas
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bang Bang” – Green Day
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
  •         “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
  •         “The Sound of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         Disturbed
  •         Five Finger Death Punch
  •         Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         Shinedown
  •         Volbeat

Country Song of the Year:

  •         “Church Bells” –  Carrie Underwood
  •         “Snapback” –  Old Dominion
  •         “Somewhere on a Beach” –  Dierks Bentley
  •         “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:

  •         Carrie Underwood
  •         Jason Aldean
  •         Keith Urban
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:

  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” –  The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” –  Mike Posner
  •         “Let Me Love You” –  DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 

  •         Calvin Harris
  •         DJ Snake
  •         Flume
  •         Major Lazer
  •         The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  •         “All the Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana
  •         “Controlla” – Drake
  •         “For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  •         Desiigner
  •         DJ Khaled
  •         Drake
  •         Future
  •         J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:

  •         “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
  •         “Needed Me” – Rihanna
  •         “No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
  •         “Sorry” – Beyoncé
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 

  •         Beyoncé
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Rihanna
  •         The Weeknd
  •         Usher

Latin Song of the Year: 

  •         “Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  •         “De Pies a Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  •         “Duele el Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
  •         “La Carretera” – Prince Royce
  •         “Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 

  •         Enrique Iglesias
  •         J Balvin
  •         Nicky Jam
  •         Prince Royce
  •         Yandel

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  •         “Amor del Bueno” – Calibre 50
  •         “Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
  •         “Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
  •         “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
  •         “Solo con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

  •         Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  •         Banda Los Recoditos
  •         Calibre 50
  •         Gerardo Ortiz
  •         Remmy Valenzuela

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)

  •         Foals
  •         Kaleo
  •         Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  •         Red Sun Rising
  •         The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chris Lane
  •         Chris Stapleton
  •         Granger Smith
  •         Kelsea Ballerini
  •         Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chance the Rapper
  •         Desiigner
  •         D.R.A.M.
  •         Kent Jones
  •         Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)

  •         Carlos Rivera
  •         Christian Daniel
  •         CNCO
  •         IAmChino
  •         Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)

  •         Belly
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Dreezy
  •         Kayla Brianna
  •         Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)

  •         Adriel Favela
  •         Banda Los Sebastianes
  •         Cheyo Carrillo
  •         Joss Favela
  •         La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Alessia Cara
  •         Daya
  •         Lukas Graham
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         ZAYN

Producer of the Year: (New Category)

  •         Benny Blanco
  •         Greg Kurstin
  •         Max Martin
  •         Mike Elizondo
  •         The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
  •         “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
  •         “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
  •         “Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
  •         “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
  •         “Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Hands to Myself” – DNCE
  •         “Here” – Shawn Mendes
  •         “How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
  •         “Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
  •         “Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  •         “Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
  •         “Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  •         “Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
  •         “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
  •         “Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “Formation” – Beyoncé
  •         “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
  •         “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  •         “Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
  •         “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
  •         “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Hey Violet
  •         Pierce the Veil
  •         PVRIS
  •         Sleeping With Sirens
  •         Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Alex Aiono from YouTube
  •         Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
  •         Emma McGann from YouNow
  •         Hailey Knox from YouNow
  •         Jack and Jack from Snapchat
  •         Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
  •         Marcus Perez from Facebook
  •         Steph Clavin from Instagram
  •         Todrick Hall from YouTube
  •         xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

  •         5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
  •         Ariana Grande – Arianators
  •         Beyoncé – Beyhive
  •         Britney Spears – Britney Army
  •         Demi Lovato – Lovatics
  •         Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
  •         Justin Bieber – Beliebers
  •         Katy Perry – KatyCats
  •         Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
  •         Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
  •         Selena Gomez – Selenators
  •         Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
  •         Twenty One Pilots – #twentyonepilots (The Skeleton Clique)