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Billboard Music Awards 2016 Nominees: The Full List

The Weeknd leads with 19 nominations, followed by Justin Bieber with 12 nods

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    The Weeknd poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    The Weeknd is the one to beat.

    The singer – who topped the charts twice in 2015 with "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face" – received 19 nominations in 16 categories at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, more than any other group or artist. Justin Bieber earned 12 nods, followed by Drake and Fetty Wapp, who tied with 11 nominations apiece. Meanwhile, Adele is a finalist in eight categories and is a contender to earn the most Billboard Music Awards wins of any artist in history, a record currently held by Taylor Swift, who has 20 wins.

    Hosts Ciara and Ludacris appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday to announce the finalists in six categories: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. After the broadcast, five more categories were announced via Billboard Music Award's Facebook and Periscope. The final categories were live-streamed on ABC News.

    The Billboard Music Awards will air live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. "It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara," Ludacris told E! News in a statement last week. "I'm looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue."

    "The Billboard Music Awards is one of best awards shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart," Ciara said, referring to "Oh" and "Ride". "I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!"

    Here is the full list of 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominees:

    Top Artist:

    Adele

    Justin Bieber

    Drake

    Taylor Swift

    The Weeknd

    Top New Artist:

    Fetty Wap

    OMI

    Charlie Puth

    Silent

    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

    Silent

    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

    Silent

    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 Lizrraga

    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 and 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 Do

    Juan Gabriel, Mis Nmero 1...40 Aniversario

    Man, 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 and Diplo, Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack

    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 and 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

    Top Hot 100 Song:

    Adele, "Hello"

    Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

    The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

    The Weeknd, "The Hills"

    Top Selling Song:

    Adele, "Hello"

    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

    OMI, "Cheerleader"

    Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"

    The Weeknd, "The Hills"

    Top Radio Song:

    Adele, "Hello"

    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

    Mark Ronson feat. 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 feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

    Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"

    Silent, "Watch Me"

    The Weeknd, "The Hills"

    Top R&B Song:

    Alessia Cara, "Here"

    Omarion feat. Chris Brown and Jhen 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 feat. Remy Boz, "679"

    Silent, "Watch Me"

    Wiz Khalifa feat. 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 pilot,s "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 and Enrique Iglesias, "El Perdon"

    Maluma, "Borro Cassette"

    Romeo Santos, "Propuesta Indecente"

    Top Dance/Electronic Song:

    The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, "Roses"

    DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge, "You Know You Like It"

    David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, "Hey Mama"

    Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. M, "Lean On"

    Skrillex and Diplo, "Where Are Now" with Justin Bieber

    Top Christian Song:

    Hillsong UNITED, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

    Hillsong UNITED, "Touch The Sky"

    MercyMe, "Flawless"

    NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Gavin DeGraw, "Brother"

    Chris Tomlin, "Good Good Father"

    Top Gospel Song:

    Anthony Brown and group therAPy, "Worth"

    Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, "I Luh God"

    Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"

    Travis Greene, "Intentional"

    Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting For"

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