Daddy Yankee Receives Seven Billboard Music Award Nominations, Coldplay Have Six, U2 Four

by VVN Music News Feed

Dick Clark Productions and NBC today (April 17) announced nominees for the "2018 Billboard Music Awards," which will honor the year's most successful artists in 57 categories of music. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran lead the pack with 15 nominations each, followed by Post Malone with 13, Imagine Dragons with 11, Drake with 9 and Justin Bieber and Cardi B with 8. The "2018 Billboard Music Awards" will broadcast live coast to coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

The "2018 Billboard Music Awards" nominations include a cross section of artists with many seeing more nods than ever. Lamar, Mars and Sheeran received nominations for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Hot 100 Song and Top Songs Sales Artist, among others. Post Malone received 13 nominations including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, plus two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category. Imagine Dragons received 11 nominations, including Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rock Artist, and two nominations in the Top Rock Song and Top Selling Song categories. Additional top nominees include Drake with 9, Justin Bieber and Cardi B with 8, and Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi with 7 nominations. In addition to Cardi B, other top female nominees include Taylor Swift with 5 and Camila Cabello with 4 nominations.

Voting for the two fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

Nominations for veteran artists:
  • Daddy Yankee (7): Top Latin Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Latin Song
  • Coldplay (6): Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • U2 (4): Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour, Top Rock Album
  • Linkin Park (3): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song
  • MercyMe (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
  • Beyoncé (2): Top R&B Female Artist, Top Latin Song
  • Guns N' Roses (2): Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour
  • Alan Jackson (1): Top Christian Album
  • Charlie Wilson (1): Top Gospel Song
  • Faith Hill (1): Top Country TourJAY-Z (1): Top Rap Tour
  • Lionel Richie (1): Top R&B Tour
  • Marvin Sapp (1): Top Gospel Album
  • Shakira (1): Top Latin Album
  • Tim McGraw (1): Top Country Tour
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1): Top Rock Artist

The nominations by category (veteran artists in bold):

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
Top New Artist
  • 21 Savage
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black
Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Voting details to be released in the coming weeks)
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Sam Hunt
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Male Artist
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Halsey
  • Demi Lovato
  • Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • U2
Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Streaming Songs Artist
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Song Sales Artist
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Halsey
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Bruno Mars
  • Charlie Puth
  • Ed Sheeran
Top Social Artist (Voting details to be released in the coming weeks)
  • Justin Bieber
  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes
Top Touring Artist
  • Coldplay
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • U2
Top R&B Artist
  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • SZA
  • The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • SZA
Top R&B Tour
  • Bruno Mars
  • Lionel Richie
  • The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Migos
  • Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist
  • Bhad Bhabie
  • Cardi B
  • Nicki Minaj
Top Rap Tour
  • J. Cole
  • JAY-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
Top Country Artist
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
Top Country Male Artist
  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
Top Country Female Artist
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group Artist
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Top Rock Artist
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • twenty one pilots
Top Rock Tour
  • Coldplay
  • Guns N' Roses
  • U2
Top Latin Artist
  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Ozuna
  • Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • Kygo
  • Marshmello
  • ODESZA
Top Christian Artist
  • Elevation Worship
  • Hillsong UNITED
  • Hillsong Worship
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams
Top Gospel Artist
  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • Travis Greene
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Tamela Mann

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album
  • Drake "More Life"
  • Kendrick Lamar "DAMN."
  • Post Malone "Stoney"
  • Ed Sheeran "÷ (Divide)"
  • Taylor Swift "reputation"
Top Selling Album
  • Kendrick Lamar "DAMN."
  • P!nk "Beautiful Trauma"
  • Ed Sheeran "÷ (Divide)"
  • Chris Stapleton "From A Room: Volume 1"
  • Taylor Swift "reputation"
Top Soundtrack
  • "Black Panther"
  • "The Fate of the Furious: The Album"
  • "The Greatest Showman"
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2"
  • "Moana"
Top R&B Album

  • Khalid "American Teen"
  • Bruno Mars "24K Magic"
  • SZA "Ctrl"
  • The Weeknd "Starboy"
  • XXXTENTACION "17"
Top Rap Album
  • Drake "More Life"
  • Kendrick Lamar "DAMN."
  • Lil Uzi Vert "Luv Is Rage 2"
  • Migos "Culture"
  • Post Malone "Stoney"
Top Country Album
  • Kane Brown "Kane Brown"
  • Luke Combs "This One's For You"
  • Thomas Rhett "Life Changes"
  • Chris Stapleton "From A Room: Volume 1"
  • Brett Young "Brett Young"
Top Rock Album
  • Imagine Dragons "Evolve"
  • Linkin Park "One More Light"
  • Panic! At The Disco "Death Of A Bachelor"
  • Portugal. The Man "Woodstock"
  • U2 "Songs of Experience"
Top Latin Album
  • Nicky Jam "Fénix"
  • Christian Nodal "Me Dejé Llevar"
  • Ozuna "Odisea"
  • Romeo Santos "Golden"
  • Shakira "El Dorado"
Top Dance/Electronic Album
  • Avicii "AV?CI (01)"
  • The Chainsmokers "Memories...Do Not Open"
  • Calvin Harris "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1"
  • Kygo "Stargazing"
  • ODESZA "A Moment Apart"
Top Christian Album
  • Elevation Worship "There Is A Cloud"
  • Hillsong UNITED "Wonder"
  • Hillsong Worship "Let There Be Light"
  • Alan Jackson "Precious Memories Collection"
  • MercyMe "Lifer"
Top Gospel Album
  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy "A Long Way From Sunday"
  • Travis Greene "Crossover: Live From Music City"
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise "You Deserve It"
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard "Heart. Passion. Pursuit."
  • Marvin Sapp "Close"

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • Kendrick Lamar "HUMBLE."
  • Bruno Mars "That's What I Like"
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "Rockstar"
  • Ed Sheeran "Shape Of You"
Top Streaming Song (Audio)
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • Kendrick Lamar "HUMBLE."
  • Lil Uzi Vert "XO TOUR Llif3"
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "Rockstar"
  • Post Malone ft. Quavo "Congratulations"
Top Streaming Song (Video)
  • Cardi B "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • Lil Pump "Gucci Gang"
  • Bruno Mars "That's What I Like"
  • Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
Top Selling Song
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • Sam Hunt "Body Like A Back Road"
  • Imagine Dragons "Believer"
  • Imagine Dragons "Thunder"
  • Ed Sheeran "Perfect"
Top Radio Song
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay "Something Just Like This"
  • Imagine Dragons "Believer"
  • Bruno Mars "That's What I Like"
  • Charlie Puth "Attention"
  • Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
Top Collaboration
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug "Havana"
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay "Something Just Like This"
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • French Montana ft. Swae Lee "Unforgettable"
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "Rockstar"
Top R&B Song
  • Childish Gambino "Redbone"
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller "Wild Thoughts"
  • Khalid "Young Dumb & Broke"
  • Bruno Mars "That's What I Like"
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B "Finesse"
Top Rap Song
  • Cardi B "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne "I'm the One"
  • French Montana ft. Swae Lee "Unforgettable"
  • Kendrick Lamar "HUMBLE."
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "Rockstar"
Top Country Song
  • Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina "What Ifs"
  • Sam Hunt "Body Like A Back Road"
  • Dustin Lynch "Small Town Boy"
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line "Meant To Be"
  • Brett Young "In Case You Didn't Know"
Top Rock Song
  • Imagine Dragons "Believer"
  • Imagine Dragons "Thunder"
  • Linkin Park ft. Kiiara "Heavy"
  • Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still"
  • The Revivalists "Wish I Knew You"
Top Latin Song
  • J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé "Mi Gente"
  • Becky G ft. Bad Bunny "Mayores"
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"
  • Maluma "Felices Los 4"
  • Wisin ft. Ozuna "Escápate Conmigo"
Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay "Something Just Like This"
  • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie "Rockabye"
  • Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato "No Promises"
  • Kygo & Selena Gomez "It Ain't Me"
  • Zedd & Alessia Cara "Stay"
Top Christian Song
  • Elevation Worship "O Come To The Altar"
  • Hillsong Worship "What A Beautiful Name"
  • Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly "I'll Find You"
  • MercyMe "Even If"
  • Zach Williams "Old Church Choir"
Top Gospel Song
  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy "Trust In You"
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise "You Deserve It"
  • Travis Greene "You Waited"
  • Tamela Mann "Change Me"
  • Charlie Wilson "I'm Blessed"

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