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2018 Billboard Music Awards

2018 Billboard Music Awards

The biggest names in music gather for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominees



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    Cardi B, Drake and Taylor Swift are among this year's group of nominees.

    Khalid and Bebe Rexha announced the first wave of nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on NBC's "Today" Tuesday. 

    Full list of nominees:

    Top Artist

    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift

    Top Female Artist

    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Demi Lovato
    Taylor Swift

    Top Male Artist

    Kenrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Post Malone
    Ed Sheeran

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    Top Selling Album

    Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
    Pink, Beautiful Trauma
    Ed Sheeran, Divide
    Ed Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
    Taylor Swift, Reputation

    Top Hot 100 Song

    Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, "Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)"
    Kendrick Lamar, "Humble"
    Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like"
    Post Malone, "Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)"
    Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

    Top New Artist

    21 Savage
    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Kodak Black

    Top Country Song

    Kane Brown, " What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)"
    Sam Hunt, " Body Like a Back Road"
    Dustin Lynch, "Small Town Boy"
    Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"
    Brett Young, "In Case You Didn't Know"

    Finalists and winners are determined based on album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement; data is collected during a 12-month tracking period.

    NBC will broadcast the show live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, marking the first year the award show will air on the network. The three-hour telecast will include buzzworthy pop culture moments, major performances and unexpected collaborations.

    Tickets to attend the annual event are on sale now.

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