Billboard Music Awards 2016: Here Are the Nominees in Every Category


Though the awards season is winding down, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards — the Grammys' chiller cousin — are coming up. The show, hosted at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will air live starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on May 22 on ABC with hosts Ludacris and Ciara.

Viewers can also look forward to performances from Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Demi Lovato, among others, and Madonna will perform a tribute to Prince. 

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The Weeknd has the most nominations going into the awards show, with 19 total across 16 categories, including top male artist, top artist and top R&B artist. Justin Bieber is the second-most nominated artist this year, with 12 nominations in 11 categories. 

A full list of this year's Billboard Music Awards nominees in every category is available below.

Top Artist

Top New Artist

Top Male Artist

Top Female Artist

Top Duo/Group

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Top Hot 100 Artist

Top Song Sales Artist

Top Radio Songs Artist

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Top Social Media Artist

Top Touring Artist

Top R&B Artist

Top Rap Artist

Top Country Artist

Top Rock Artist

Top Latin Artist

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Top Christian Artist

Top Gospel Artist

Top Billboard 200 Album

Top Soundtrack

Top R&B Album

Top Rap Album

Top Country Album

Top Rock Album

Top Latin Album

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Top Christian Album

Top Gospel Album

Top Hot 100 Song

Top Radio Song

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Top R&B Song

Top Rap Song

Top Country Song

Top Rock Song

Top Latin Song

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Top Christian Song

Top Gospel Song