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Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Weeknd and Justin Bieber Lead the Nominations

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The Weeknd seems poised to have an epic weekend next month at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The R&B star scored nods in a whopping 16 categories, leading all other artists in his first time as a BBMA finalist.

Ludacris and Ciara will host the big night as the leading artists -- The Weeknd, Justin Bieber (11 nominations), Drake and Fetty Wap (tied with nods in 10 categories each) -- wait to find out who will walk away with the most trophies.

Other notable finalists include Taylor Swift and Adele, who are both finalists in eight categories this year. Adele is a contender to break Swift's record of the most BBMAs of all-time at 20 wins. Adele has previously won 13 of the coveted awards.

Here's the list of Billboard Music Awards nominees:


ARTIST AWARDS

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

ALBUM AWARDS

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"

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, will air live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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