Beyoncé’s Banner Week Continues With Two BBMA Nominations

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Beyoncé’s brilliant week continues. The Lemonade icon is soaring high after her history-making set at Coachella this weekend. The nearly 2-hour performance included a Destiny’s Child reunion, amazing costumes and intricate-choreographed feats and is sure to go down as one of the strongest festival appearances of all time. She also made headlines by announcing her Homecoming Scholars Award, which offers $100,000 in scholarship to students from historically black colleges and universities.

Today (April 17), Queen Bey extended her gold standard week with a pair of nominations at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The 36-year-old is in the running against the likes of Rihanna and SZA for the title of Top R&B Female Artist. She is also shaking up the Latin categories with her contribution on J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente.” The remixed version of the track featuring Beyoncé made chart history when it stormed the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 last year.

Other notable nominees include Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. The trio each nabbed an impressive 15 nods a piece. They are competing against one another in some of the biggest categories of the evening including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Song.

Cardi B is the most nominated women this year. The “Bodak Yellow” femcee is in the running for the title of Top New Artist and may take the Billboard Chart Achievement Award after dominating the charts with her breakout single. In both categories she is competing with Camila Cabello. The former Fifth Harmony member made her own chart history last year by topping both the Hot 100 and 200 Albums chart in the same week (a feat that was achieved by the likes of Britney Spears with her own debut LP and single).

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air live on May 20. This year’s show takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson. It is the first year the ceremony will be run on NBC, which is also the home of The Voice where the Meaning Of Life hitmaker is acting as a judge. Check out the full list of nominees below!

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:

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Drake

Sam Hunt

Ed Sheeran

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 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:

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 Latin Song:

J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

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

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 “AVĪCI (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”

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