Billboard Finalists For 2016 Announced

This weekend is going to be a big celebration for the music industry as Billboard announced the finalists for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. It’s no surprise that at the top of the list is none other than Canadian singer, The Weeknd. He has been nominated 19 times in 16 categories. Other nominees in multiple categories are Justin Bieber, Adele, Drake, among others. And it looks like exes Rihanna and Chris Brown will be competing in the same category to win the prestigious award.

Take a look at nominees in some of the major categories for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Top Artist

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist

Fetty Wap

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silentó

Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

Adele

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

Maroon 5

One Direction

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silentó

Top Rock Artist

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

twenty one pilots

Walk the Moon

X Ambassadors

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

David Guetta

Major Lazor

Zedd

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele – 25

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Ed Sheeran – x

Taylor Swift – 1989

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Rap Album

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre – Compton

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Rock Album

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

David Bowie – Blackstar

Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

twenty one pilots – Blurryface

Top Hot 100 Song

Adele – Hello

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again

OMI – Cheerleader

Rachel Platten – Fight Song

The Weeknd – The Hills

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

Ludacris and Ciara are set to host the event, to be held on May 22, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Ludacris and Ciara - Hosts

Ludacris and Ciara – Hosts

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