Justin Timberlake, Lorde will rule Billboard Music Awards

According to the combined predictions of our editors and users, Justin Timberlake and Lorde will be the top champs at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18.

Billboard Music Awards nominations: Lorde, Imagine Dragons lead with 12 each

For a complete breakdown of predictions by categry, click here.

Timberlake has 11 Billboard nominations and is expected to be named Top Artist and Top Male Artist, and his “20/20 Experience” is the favorite to win Top Billboard 200 Album.

Lorde is also predicted to win three awards in top categories. She and rock group Imagine Dragons are tied for the most nominations overall (12), and she is expected to take away Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Hot 100 Song for her Grammy-winning single “Royals.”

Imagine Dragons won’t go away empty-handed; they’re the favorites to win Top Duo or Group and Top Rock Artist.

Fresh off the success of his Oscar-nominated hit song “Happy,” Pharrell Williams will be named Top R&B Artist, while four-time Grammy champs Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will prevail as Top Rap Artist.

Last year’s Top Artist-winner, Taylor Swift, is not a nominee in that race this year, but she is expected to defend her title as Top Country Artist.

The fan-voted Milestone Award, presented to an artist who achieved a notable chart milestone in the past year, is expected to go to country singer Carrie Underwood. Last year, the award went to Justin Bieber.

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3 thoughts on “Justin Timberlake, Lorde will rule Billboard Music Awards

  1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS THE ONLY IN R&B CATEGORY WHICH IS NOMINATED IN TOP ARTIST I THINK HE WILL R&B ARTIST TOO HE DESERVES REALLY HE HAS TWO NOMINATIONS IN R&B ALBUM AND IS NOMINATED IN R&B SONG TOO JT MUST WIN AND PHARRELL ALBUM IS FLOPPING
    IS A OBLIGATION HE WINS R&B ARTIST HE WILL BE TOP ARTIST HE IS THE ONLY R&B ARTIST WHICH IS NOMINATED IN HOT 100 ARTIST AND BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST AND ALBUM JT DESERVES WINS R&B ARTIST TOO

  2. I THINK KATY WILL WIN FEMALE ARTIST NO LORDE SERIOUS BUT SHE WILL LOST TOP ARTIST FOR JT, KATY IS NOT NOMINATED IN ALBUM CATEGORIES HER ALBUM SOLD LITTLE

  3. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MUST WIN MALE,R&B AND TOP ARTIST,BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM AND ARTIST,R&B ALBUM,HOT 100 AND RADIO SONGS ARTIST JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS THE BEST SELLING ARTIST OF 2013.TWO ALBUMS AT #1,THE BEST SELLING ALBUM,4 TOP 10 HITS,5 TOP 20,9 SONGS AT HOT 100 IN 2013-2014

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