The Weeknd, Justin Bieber Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

2016 Top Artist contenders also include Adele, Drake and Taylor Swift

Last Updated: April 11, 2016 @ 6:45 AM

The finalist list for the Billboard Music Awards was unveiled on “Good Morning America” on Monday, and The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and Drake have come away with the most nominations, including a nomination for Top Artist.

The Weeknd, who is a finalist for the first time this year, leads the pack with 16 nominations, followed by Bieber with 11. The other Top Artist nominees are Drake, Adele, and this year’s top Grammy winner, Taylor Swift. Drake has 10 nominations, and Adele and Swift each have eight.

Swift currently holds the record for most BBMA trophies with 20. She could add to that record this year or be overtaken by Bieber or Adele, who have each won 13 BBMA trophies in their careers. Drake and The Weeknd are each seeking their first BBMA trophy this year.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions — measurements that are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The show will be broadcast live from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22, at 8 PM ET on ABC. Hip-hop artist Ludacris and R&B star Ciara will host.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

Below is a complete list of this year’s finalists:

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

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

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”

Maná “Cama Incendiada”

Gerardo Ortiz “Hoy Mas 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 U”

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”

 

SONG AWARDS

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 ft. 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 ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Silentó “Watch Me”

The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara “Here”

Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené 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 ft. ROZES “Roses”

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge “You Know You Like It”

David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack “Hey Mama”

Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. 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 ft. Gavin DeGraw “Brother”

Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy “Worth”

Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz “I Luh God”

Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?”

Travis Greene “Intentional”

Brian Courtney Wilson “Worth Fighting For”

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