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The Weeknd leads with 16 mentions, Close On Heels Are Drake & Bad Bunny – See Full List

2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations: see who has a chance to win what here (Photo credit – Instagram / The Weeknd / Drake / Bad Bunny; Facebook / Billboard Music Awards)

Awards season is in full swing and we’re not complaining. Following the recent Oscar 2021 awards party, the 2021 Billboard Music Awards will be taking place soon. And before we know who won what in which category, here’s a rundown of all of the event’s potential winners.

The Weeknd topped the nominations list with Blinding Lights, earning a total of 16 mentions in various categories including Best Artist, Best Male Artist and Best Hot 100 Artist. Following closely behind are DaBaby with 11 names and Gabby Barrett with 9.

Right behind them are Drake & Bad Bunny, with 7 mentions each.

Check out the top artist nominations for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards here:

Best artist

Duck

WRLD juice

Pop smoke

Taylor Swift

The weekend

Best New Artist

Gabby Barrett

Doja cat

Jack harlow

Pop smoke

Rod wave

Best Male Artist

Duck

WRLD juice

Lil baby

Pop smoke

The weekend

Best Female Artist

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Stallion Megan Thee

Taylor Swift

Top Duo / Group

AC DC

AJR

BTS

Dan + Shay

Brown 5

Top Billboard Artist 200

Duck

WRLD juice

Pop smoke

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby

Duck

Dua Lipa

Pop smoke

The weekend

Best Streaming Song Artist

DaBaby

Duck

Lil baby

Pop smoke

The weekend

Best Artist in Song Sales

Justin bieber

BTS

Stallion Megan Thee

Morgan wallen

The weekend

Best Radio Song Artist

Justin bieber

Lewis capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

The weekend

Best Social Artist (voted by fans)

BLACKPINK

BTS

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

Best R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko

Justin bieber

Chris Brown

Doja cat

The weekend

Best Male R&B Artist

Justin bieber

Chris Brown

The weekend

Best Female R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko

Doja cat

SZA

Best Rap Artist

DaBaby

Duck

WRLD juice

Lil baby

Pop smoke

Best Male Rap Artist

WRLD juice

Lil baby

Pop smoke

Best Female Rap Artist

Cardi B

Megan Thee stallion

Saweetie

Best Country Artist

Gabby Barrett

Kane brown

Luke combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan wallen

Best Country Male Artist

Luke combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan wallen

Best Country Artist

Gabby Barrett

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo / Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie and Tae

Best rock artist

AC DC

AJR

Five finger punch

Kelly machine gun

twenty-one pilots

Best Latin Artist

Anuel AA

Bad bunny

J. Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Best Latin Male Artist

Bad bunny

J. Balvin

Ozuna

Best Latin Female Artist

Becky g

Karol G

Rosalia

Top Duo / Latin Group

Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga

Eslabón Armado

Los Dos Carnales

Best Dance / Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

Lady Gaga

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

Best Christian Artist

Casting crowns

Elevation worship

for KING & COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

Zach williams

Best Gospel Artist

Kirk franklin

Koryn hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Maverick City music

Kanye west

Check out the 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations for Best Album here:

Best Billboard 200 Album

Juice WRLD – Legends Never Die

Lil Baby – My turn

Pop Smoke – Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon

Taylor Swift – Folklore

The Weeknd – After Hours

Best R&B Album

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Slime & B

Doja Cat – Hot Pink

Kehlani – It was good until it wasn’t

The Weeknd – After Hours

Best Rap Album

DaBaby – Blame It On Baby

Juice WRLD – Legends Never Die

Lil Baby – My turn

Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake

Pop Smoke – Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon

Best Country Album

Gabby Barrett – Goldmine

Sam Hunt – South Side

Chris Stapleton – Start Over

Carrie Underwood – My Gift

Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: the double album

Best rock album

AC / DC – Power on

Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts

Glass animals – Dreamland

Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets For My Downfall

Bruce Springsteen – Letter to you

Best Latin Album

Anuel AA – Emmanuel

Bad Bunny – El Último Tour Del Mundo

Bad Bunny – Las que no iban a salir

Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG

J Balvin – Colors

Best Dance / Electronic Album

DJ Snake – Carte Blanche

Gryffin – Gravity

Kygo – Golden Hour

Lady Gaga – Chromatica

Kylie Minogue – Disco

Best Christian Album

Bethel Music – Peace

Elevation worship – tomb in the gardens

Carrie Underwood – My Gift

We the Kingdom – Holy Water

Zach Williams – Rescue Story

Best Gospel Album

Koryn Hawthorne – I AM

Tasha Cobbs Leonard -Royalty: Live at the Ryman

Maverick City Music – Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1

Maverick City Music – Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2

Kierra Sheard – Kierra

Check out the 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations for Best Song here:

Top Hot 100 song presented by Rockstar

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior – Mood

Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth – Hope

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Go Crazy

DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Streaming Song

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP

DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR

Future ft. Drake – Life is good

Jack Harlow with DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne – WHATS POPPIN

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best-selling song

Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth – Hope

BTS – Dynamite

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP

Megan Thee Stallion – Savage

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Radio Song

Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth – Hope

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Go Crazy

Dua Lipa – Don’t start now

Harry Styles – I adore you

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Collaboration (Voted by Fans)

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior – Mood

Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth – Hope

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Go Crazy

DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR

Jack Harlow with DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne – WHATS POPPIN

Best R&B Song

Jhené Aiko ft. HER – BS

Justin Bieber with Quavo – Intentions

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Go Crazy

Doja Cat – Say It

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

Best Rap Song

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior – Mood

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP

DaBaby with Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR

Jack Harlow with DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne – WHATS POPPIN

Megan Thee Stallion – Savage

Best Country Song

Jason Aldean – I have what I have

Gabby Barrett – Hope

Lee Brice – One of those girls

Morgan Wallen – Chasin ‘You

Morgan Wallen – More Than My Hometown

Best rock song

AJR – Bang!

All Time Low ft. Blackbear – Monsters

Glass Animals – Heat Waves

Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear – My Ex’s Best Friend

twenty-one pilots – Level of concern

Best Latin Song

Bad Bunny – Yo Perreo Sola

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez – Dákiti

Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin – RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)

Maluma and The Weeknd – Hawaii

Ozuna x Karol G x Myke towers – Caramelo

Top Dance / Electronic Song

Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

SAINt JHN – Roses (Imanbek Remix)

Surf Mesa ft. Emilee – ily (I love you baby)

Subject & A7S – Breaking Me

Best Christian Song

Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake – Graves Into Gardens

for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly – ENSEMBLE

Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship – The Blessing (live)

Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson – Famous For (I Believe)

Zach Williams & Dolly Parton – There Was Jesus

Best gospel song

Koryn Hawthorne – Talk To Me

Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music – Movin ‘On

Marvin Sapp – Thanks for everything

Tye Tribbett – We’re gonna be alright

Kanye West with Travis Scott – Wash Us In The Blood

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. This year’s awards are based on the ranking period of March 21, 2020 – April 3, 2021. Categories voted by fans this year include Best Social Artist and Best Collaboration.

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