Billboard Music Award predictions: Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Taylor Swift …

Our predictions for Sunday night’s winners in 12 Billboard Music Awards races are based upon a combination of two sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Editors and Users.

Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics. Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race.

And for an overview of our predictions by artist, click here.

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TOP ARTIST
Justin Timberlake
Spoiler: Katy Perry

TOP NEW ARTIST
Lorde
Spoiler: Ariana Grande

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Lorde
Spoiler: Katy Perry

TOP MALE ARTIST
Justin Timberlake
Spoiler: Bruno Mars

TOP DUO OR GROUP
Imagine Dragons
Spoiler: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

TOP R&B ARTIST
Pharrell
Spoiler: Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP ARTIST
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Spoiler: Eminem

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Imagine Dragons
Spoiler: Lorde

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Taylor Swift
Spoiler: Luke Bryan

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

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
“The 20/20 Experience,” Justin Timberlake
Spoiler: “Beyonce,” Beyonce

TOP HOT 100 SONG
“Royals,” Lorde
Spoiler: “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell

MILESTONE AWARD
Carrie Underwood
Spoiler: Imagine Dragons

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