Billboard Music Awards 2016 Nominations Revealed

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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be held next month and the nominations were finally revealed to the public and media.

This year Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd is leading the nominations, as he is nominated in 19 times in 16 different categories. The singer whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, also has three tracks in the Top R&B song shortlist category and has been nominated twice for Top Hot 100 Song.

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The Weeknd at the 88th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Photo: Zimbio

American music star Justin Bieber takes the second place as he is nominated 12 times. Drake and Fetty Wap are nominated 11 times each, and Taylor Swift and Adele are both up for eight awards.

The late David Bowie, who died in January, has received a posthumous nomination for his final album “Blackstar”. The show will be hosted live from Las Vegas on May 22 by Ludacris and Ciara

Ludacris stated: “It is my honour to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara.”

Check out the full list of nominees below…

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 Song Sales Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd
Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd
Top Streaming Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
​Silentó
The Weeknd
Top Social Media Artist
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
​Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift
Top Touring Artist
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2
Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
​Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó
Top Country Artist
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Top Rock Artist
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors
Top Latin Artist
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer
​Zedd
Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
​Hillsong United
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin
Top Gospel Artist
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp
Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness
Top Soundtrack
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2
Top R&B Album
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
​Tyrese, Black Rose
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 Country Album
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
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 Latin Album
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
​Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2
Top Dance/Electronic Album
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
​ODESZA, In Return
​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
​Zedd, True Colors
Top Christian Album
Lauren Daigle “How Can It Be”
​Hillsong UNITED “Empires”
Joey + Rory “Hymns That Are Important To Us”
​TobyMac “This Is Not A Test”
Chris Tomlin “Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship”
Top Gospel Album
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live
Top Hot 100 Song
Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Top Selling Song
Adele, “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
OMI, “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Top Radio Song
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean”
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Top Streaming Song (Video)
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
​Silentó, “Watch Me”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Top R&B Song
Alessia Cara “Here”
​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Top Rap Song
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
​Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
​Silentó, “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Top Country Song
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”
Top Latin Song
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon”
​Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”
Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber
Top Christian Song
​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”​Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky”
​MercyMe, “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother”
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”

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