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Billboard Music Awards 2018 Winner Predictions

The Billboard Music Awards are back once again, honoring the artists that dominated the charts this past year with album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring, and social engagement.  

Kendrick LamarEd Sheeran and Bruno Mars lead the nominations with 15 each. Other artists with multiple nominations include Post Malone (10), Drake (9), Justin Bieber (8), Cardi B (8), Luis Fonsi (7), Daddy Yankee (7), and Taylor Swift (5).

Ariana Grande will open the ceremony with her first awards show performance of “No Tears Left to Cry.” Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato are set to debut their new duet, “Fall in Line.” Janet Jackson will be performing and receiving the ICON Award. We’re also looking forward to seeing the legendary rap trio Salt-N-Pepa along En Vogue for a special performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rap artists to hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other artists performing include Camila Cabello, BTS, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes and Khalid.

Here are our predictions of who will take away a BBMA this Sunday night.  Copy our list in the comments and show us who you think will take home an award!!


Top Artist:

Drake | Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars | Ed Sheeran | Taylor Swift


Top New Artist:

Camila Cabello | 21 Savage | Cardi B | Khalid | Kodak Black


Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Camila Cabello | Drake | Cardi B | Sam Hunt | Ed Sheeran


Top Male Artist:

Drake | Kendrick Lamar | Bruno Mars | Post Malone Ed Sheeran


Top Female Artist:

Camila Cabello | Halsey | Cardi B | 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


Ed Sheeran

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Imagine Dragons | Kendrick Lamar | Bruno Mars | Post Malone | Ed Sheeran


Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber | BTS | Ariana Grande | Demi Lovato | Shawn Mendes

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Drake, More Life Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. Post Malone, Stoney Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) | Taylor Swift, reputation


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”

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