The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Drake, Fetty Wap Leads Billboard Music Awards 2016

The Weeknd, Drake and Fetty Wap are the top three leading contenders for the most awards at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

The “Earned It” singer received a total of 19 nominations across 16 categories. Two other Canadian artists also received a ton of nominations. Justin Bieber got 12 nods and Drake equaled Fetty Wap with 11 nods.

In the pop categories, Adele and Taylor Swift received eight nominations each.

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The Weeknd received nominations in categories including Top R&B Artist, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Hot 100 Artist.

Billboard reported that the nominations were selected from a list of metrics including airplay, sales, social activity, streaming, and touring. All these metrics are taken from data between March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016, as well as, chart information from April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be held on May 22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by Ciara and Ludacris.

See The 2016 Billboard Music Awards Finalists 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 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 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”

Get the full list on Billboard.

 

Source: UrbanIslandz