Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

300 million streams later and No one can tell Drake that 2017 isn’t his year. The numbers simply don’t lie. When he blessed anxious fans with his summer-leaning More Life “playlist, he blew the record amount of streams amassed from his Views album out the water.

Drizzy now leads the pack of nominees for the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards. According to the nominations list, released Monday (April 10), both Drake and the Chainsmokers hold the top spot with 22 nominations. Rihanna trails closely behind with 14 nods, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with eight.

Elsewhere on the lists—which include Top Artist, Top Rap Song, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album and more—Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Desiigner, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Migos and a host of other radio faves will duke it out for their own award.

Check out the hot categories below, and catch the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Top Artist:

Adele

Beyonce

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd
Top R&B Artist:

Beyonce

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake

Future

Rae Sremmurd
Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Drake, Views

Rihanna, Anti

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Frank Ocean, Blonde

Rihanna, Anti

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top Rap Album:

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

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Drake, Views

Kevin Gates, Isla

DJ Khaled, Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service
Top R&B Song:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Rihanna, “Needed Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake, “Fake Love”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Top Rap Collaboration:

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Read the full list of nominees on Billboard

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