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 Lamar, Ed 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!!
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
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 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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