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 Female Artist:
Top Male Artist:
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