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  • Drake, The Chainsmokers, & Twenty One Pilots Lead 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominees

    Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:50:39

    Drake, The Chainsmokers, & Twenty One Pilots Lead 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominees -

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    In the era of analytics, data harvesting and speculation, there is nothing quite like the Billboard Music Awards to boil away those pesky voting politics in order to arrive straight at the numbers. Now the annual award show has announced it's 2017 nominees and there is little in terms of surprises. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack, each with a staggering 22 nominations. Twenty One Pilots sits comfortably in third place with 17 nominees, then Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd has 13, and Beyonce sits with 8.

    Drake will compete for Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. The Chainsmokers, meanwhile, will also vie for Top Artist, as well as Top Duo/Group and Top 100 Artist.

    It's sure to be a night of excitement filled with the music industry's biggest names, so don't miss out on all that glittering gold. The Billboard Music Awards will air live on May 21st on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    See the full list of nominations below.

    Top Artist:
    Adele
    Beyonce
    Justin Bieber
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Shawn Mendes
    Rihanna
    Twenty One Pilots
    The Weeknd

    Top New Artist:
    Alessia Cara
    Desiigner
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Lukas Graham
    Zayn

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented By Xfinity:
    Luke Bryan
    Nicki Minaj
    The Chainsmokers
    The Weeknd
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Male Artist:
    Justin Bieber
    Drake
    Future
    Shawn Mendes
    The Weeknd

    Top Female Artist:
    Adele
    Beyonce
    Ariana Grande
    Rihanna
    Sia

    Top Duo/Group:
    The Chainsmokers
    Coldplay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Guns N' Roses
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Billboard 200 Artist:
    Beyonce
    Drake
    Prince
    Twenty One Pilots
    The Weeknd

    Top Hot 100 Artist:
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Rihanna
    Twenty One Pilots
    The Weeknd

    Top Song Sales Artist:
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Prince
    Justin Timberlake
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Radio Songs Artist:
    Justin Bieber
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Rihanna
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Streaming Songs Artist:
    The Chainsmokers
    Desiigner
    Drake
    Rihanna
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Social Artist:
    Justin Bieber
    BTS
    Selena Gomez
    Ariana Grande
    Shawn Mendes

    Top Touring Artist:
    Justin Bieber
    Beyonce
    Coldplay
    Guns N' Roses
    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    Top R&B Artist:
    Beyonce
    Bruno Mars
    Frank Ocean
    Rihanna
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Tour:
    Beyonce
    Lionel Richie
    Rihanna

    Top Rap Artist:
    J. Cole
    Desiigner
    Drake
    Future
    Rae Sremmurd

    Top Rap Tour:
    Drake
    Future
    Kanye West

    Top Country Artist:
    Florida Georgia Line
    Blake Shelton
    Keith Urban
    Chris Stapleton
    Jason Aldean

    Top Country Tour:
    Luke Bryan
    Kenny Chesney
    Dixie Chicks

    Top Rock Artist:
    Coldplay
    The Lumineers
    Metallica
    Twenty One Pilots
    X Ambassadors

    Top Rock Tour:
    Coldplay
    Guns N' Roses
    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    Top Latin Artist:
    J Balvin
    Juan Gabriel
    Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
    Maluma
    Nicky Jam

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
    The Chainsmokers
    Calvin Harris
    Major Lazer
    DJ Snake
    Lindsey Stirling

    Top Christian Artist:
    Lauren Daigle
    Hillsong Worship
    Hillary Scott & the Family
    Skillet
    Chris Tomlin

    Top Gospel Artist:
    Jekalyn Carr
    Kirk Franklin
    Travis Greene
    Tamela Mann
    Hezekiah Walker

    Top Billboard 200 Album:
    Beyonce, Lemonade
    Drake, Views
    Rihanna, Anti
    Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
    The Weeknd, Starboy

    Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
    Hamilton: An American Musical
    Moana
    Purple Rain
    Suicide Squad: The Album
    Trolls

    Top R&B Album:
    Beyonce, Lemonade
    Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
    Frank Ocean, Blonde
    Rihanna, Anti
    The Weeknd, Starboy

    Top Rap Album:
    J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
    Drake, Views
    Kevin Gates, Isla
    DJ Khaled, Major Key
    A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

    Top Country Album:
    Jason Aldean, They Don't Know
    Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
    Blake Shelton, If I'm Honest
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller
    Keith Urban, Ripcord

    Top Rock Album:
    The Lumineers, Cleopatra
    Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
    Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
    Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

    Top Latin Album:
    J Balvin, Energia
    CNCO, Primera Cita
    Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
    Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

    Top Dance/Electronic Album:
    The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
    The Chainsmokers, Collage
    Flume, Skin
    Kygo, Cloud Nine
    Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

    Top Christian Album:
    Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
    Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
    Joey + Rory,
    Hymns Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
    Skillet, Unleashed

    Top Gospel Album:
    Tamela Mann, One Way
    Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
    Travis Greene, The Hill
    Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
    Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

    Top Hot 100 Song:
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop The Feeling!"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"

    Top Selling Song:
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
    Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla "One Dance"
    Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop The Feeling!"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"

    Top Radio Song:
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    Sia Featuring Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"
    Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop The Feeling!"

    Top Streaming Song (Audio):
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, "Broccoli"
    Rihanna, "Needed Me"
    The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, "Starboy"

    Top Streaming Song (Video):
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    Desiigner, "Panda"
    Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, "JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
    Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"

    Top Collaboration:
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    Sia Featuring Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"
    The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, "Starboy"

    Top R&B Song:
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"
    Rihanna, "Needed Me"
    Rihanna Featuring Drake, "Work"
    The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, "Starboy"

    Top R&B Collaboration:
    Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, "One Dance"
    PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, "Come And See Me"
    Rihanna Featuring Drake, "Work"
    The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk "I Feel It Coming"
    The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, "Starboy"

    Top Rap Song:
    Desiigner, "Panda"
    Drake, "Fake Love"
    D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, "Broccoli"
    Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, "Bad And Boujee"
    Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles"

    Top Rap Collaboration:
    D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, "Broccoli"
    Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, "JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
    Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, "Bad Things"
    Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, "Bad and Boujee"
    Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles"

    Top Country Song:
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, "Setting The World On Fire"
    Florida Georgia Line, "H.O.L.Y."
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, "May We All"
    Little Big Town, "Better Man"
    Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"

    Top Country Collaboration:
    Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, "Different For Girls"
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, "Setting The World On Fire"
    Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, "Kill A Word"
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, "May We All"
    Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, "Sober Saturday Night"

    Top Rock Song:
    Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X
    Ambassadors, "Sucker For Pain"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Ride"
    Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"
    X Ambassadors, "Unsteady"

    Top Latin Song:
    Daddy Yankee, "Shaky Shaky"
    Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, "Duele El Corazon"
    Nicky Jam, "Hasta El Amanecer"
    Shakira Featuring Maluma, "Chantaje"
    Carlos Vives & Shakira, "La Bicicleta"

    Top Dance/Electronic Song:
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer"
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
    Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For"
    Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, "Cold Water"
    DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, "Let Me Love You"

    Top Christian Song:
    Lauren Daigle, "Trust In You"
    Hillary Scott & The Family, "Thy Will"
    Skillet, "Feel Invincible"
    Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, "Eye Of The Storm"
    Zach Williams, "Chain Breaker"

    Top Gospel Song:
    Jekalyn Carr, "You're Bigger"
    Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard "Put A Praise On It"
    Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy??"
    Travis Greene, "Made A Way"
    Hezekiah Walker, "Better"

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    04.11.17



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