Cardi B, Drake, Kendrick Lamar among 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominees

On Tuesday, April 17,

Khalid and Bebe Rexha announced seven of the major BBMA categories on the Today show, including top artist, top Hot 100 song and top new artist.

The rest of the nominees will be announced via live stream on Billboard’s Facebook page and the Billboard Music Awards’ Facebook page.

Cardi B, Drake, Kendrick Lamar each received two nominations at press time.

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

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”

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

Billboard Music Awards will air live, for the first time, on NBC on May 20, 2018. It will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Yvette Caslin
Yvette Caslin

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