2018 Billboard Music Awards: Full list of nominations led by Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran with 15 each

Kendrick Lamar is having a great week and it is only Wednesday. On Monday, he became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music and on Tuesday he reaped a leading 15 nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Also in the running for that many prizes at the 26th annual edition of these awards presented by the music magazine are Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. All three men contend for Artist of the Year against the reigning champ Drake, who has nine nominations in all and five-time contender Taylor Swift.

Other musical artists with multiple nominations include: Post Malone, who is up for an even dozen awards; Imagine Dragons with 10 bids; eight-time nominees Justin Bieber and Cardi B; and “Despacito” duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with a lucky seven.

Winners will be announced prior to and during the three-hour ceremony from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 hosted by “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson that will air on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

SEE 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations: Drake defends Artist of the Year title against Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift

Below, the full list of nominations across all the general and genre categories.

GENERAL

Top Artist of the Year
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Migos
U2

Top New Artist
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

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ARTISTS BY GENRES

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tamela Mann

SALES

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 Billboard 200 Album
Drake, “More Life”
Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”
Post Malone, “Stoney”
Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift, “reputation”

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Selling Album
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

ALBUMS

Top R&B Album
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Avicii, AVĨCI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana

SONGS

Top Collaboration
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name”
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It”
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

RADIO/STREAMING/SOCIAL

Top Radio Songs Artist
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Radio Song
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

TOURING

Top Touring Artist
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top R&B Tour
Bruno Mars
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Tour
J. Cole
JAY-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Tour
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

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