The Musical Artists Nominated For The 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The 2018 Billboard Music Award nominees were revealed on Tuesday by Khalid and Bebe Rexha on NBC’s Today.

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars are in the lead with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three artists are up for the Top Artist, along with Drake (9 nominations total) and Taylor Swift (5 nominations total). Post Malone received 12 BBMA nods and Imagine Dragons got 10 nods, making this a great year for these artists. 

Nominees for the BBMAs are selected through a number of ways, including key interactions with music fans, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard and its data partners over a 12 month period.

Here is the list of nominees:

Top Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Halsey

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

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Top Male Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Top male artists. #BBMAs

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Top Selling Album

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Pink, Beautiful Trauma

Ed Sheeran, Divide

Ed Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1

Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Hot 100 Song

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Post Malone, “Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top New Artist

21 Savage

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Kodak Black

Top Country Song

Kane Brown, ” What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)”

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 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

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Drake

Sam Hunt

Ed Sheeran

The Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC for the first time this year, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. This three-hour event will celebrate 60 years of Billboard charts.

Featured Image via Bruno Mars from Instagram 

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