The Weeknd and Doja Cat Top Billboard Music Award Nominations E! News UK

The Weeknd and Doja Cat are the top contenders for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

The Blinding Lights hitmaker received 17 nominations on this year’s shortlist, in categories including Best Artist, Best Male Artist and Best R&B Artist, while his collaboration with Ariana Grande, Save Your Tears (Remix), received nine nominations alone.

Doja Cat followed closely with 14, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Planet Her, followed by Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Olivia Rodrigo with 13.

In addition to The Weeknd and Doja Cat, the coveted Top Artist category includes Drake, Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

Doja Cat, Rodrigo and Drake also appear together on the Billboard 200 Top Albums list for Planet Her, Sour and Certified Lover Boy, respectively, alongside Adele for 30 and country singer Morgan Wallen for Dangerous: The Double. Album.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

ARTIST AWARD

Best Artist:

Doja Cat

Duck

Olivia Rodrigue

Taylor Swift

The weekend

Best New Artist:

Overlook

masked wolf

Olivia Rodrigue

Pooh Shiesty

Kid LAROI

Best Male Artist:

Duck

Ed Sheeran

justin bieber

Lil Nas X

The weekend

Best Female Artist:

Adele

Doja Cat

Doua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigue

Taylor Swift

Best Duo/Group:

BTS

glass animals

imagine Dragons

migos

Sonic Silk (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Billboard 200 Top Artist:

Adele

Duck

Juice WRLD

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Doja Cat

Duck

justin bieber

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Doja Cat

Duck

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Billboard Global 200 Top Artist:

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

justin bieber

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Billboard’s Top Global Artist (Non-US):

BTS

Doua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Olivia Rodrigue

The weekend

Best Tour:

Eagles (California Hotel Tour)

Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

Harry Styles (love on tour)

The Rolling Stones (visit without filter)

Best R&B Artist:

Doja Cat

Overlook

Sonic Silk

summer walker

The weekend

Best Male R&B Artist:

Overlook

Khalid

The weekend

Best Female R&B Artist:

Doja Cat

summer walker

SZA

Best Rap Artist:

Duck

Juice WRLD

Little baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Best Male Rap Artist:

Duck

Juice WRLD

Polo G

Best Female Rap Artist:

Cardi B

Latte

Megan you stallion

Best Country Artist:

Chris Stapleton

Luc Combes

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

Walker Hayes

Best Male Country Artist:

Chris Stapleton

Luc Combes

Morgan Wallen

Best Female Country Artist:

Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group:

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia line

Zac Brown Band

Best rock artist:

glass animals

imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly

manna skin

twenty one pilots

Best Dance/Electronic Artist:

calvin harris

David Guetta

Lady Gaga

Marshmallow

Tiesto

ALBUMS AWARDS

Billboard 200 Top Album:

Adele, 30 years old

Doja Cat, Planet Elle

Certified Lover Boy Drake

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: the double album

Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Best Soundtrack:

Arcane League of Legends

Encanto

In the heights

Sing 2

tick, tick… BOOM!

Best R&B Album:

Doja Cat, Planet Elle

Giveon, when all is said and done… Take the time

Silk Sonic, an evening with Silk Sonic

Summer Walker, still on it

The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Best Rap Album:

Certified Lover Boy Drake

Moneybagg Yo, the pain of a gangsta

Rod Wave, SoulFly

The Kid LAROI, fucking love

Yes, Donna

Best Country Album:

Florida Georgia Line, life goes on

Lee Brice, Hello World

Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s version)

Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor Version)

Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album

Best rock album:

AJR, OK Orchestra

Coldplay, Music of the Spheres

Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1

John Mayer, Sob Rock

twenty one pilots, Scaled and Icy

SONG AWARD

Top 100 hottest songs:

Doja Cat ft. SZA, kiss me more

Dua Lipa, levitating

Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Best Streaming Song:

Dua Lipa, levitating

Glass animals, heat waves

Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Top Selling Song:

BTS, Butter

BTS, License to dance

Dua Lipa, levitating

Ed Sheeran, Bad Habits

Walker Hayes, fancy like

Best Radio Song:

Dua Lipa, levitating

Ed Sheeran, Bad Habits

Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Better cooperation:

Doja Cat ft. SZA, kiss me more

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVEON, Peaches

Lil Nas X ft. Industry baby Jack Harlow

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Billboard Global 200 Top Song:

Dua Lipa, levitating

Ed Sheeran, Bad Habits

Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Billboard Global Top Song (Non-US):

BTS, Butter

Ed Sheeran, Bad Habits

Lil Nas X, Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, save your tears

Best Viral Song:

Doja Cat ft. SZA, kiss me more

Gayle, abcdefu

Glass animals, heat waves

Masked wolf, astronaut in the ocean

Walker Hayes, fancy like

Best R&B Song:

Doja Cat & The Weeknd, you’re right

Giveon, heartbreak birthday

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, Peaches

Silk Sonic, leave the door open

WizKid with Justin Bieber & Tems, Essence

Best Rap Song:

Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat, Knife Talk

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug, Way 2 Sexy

Lil Nas X ft. Industry baby Jack Harlow

Masked wolf, astronaut in the ocean

Polo G, Rap star

Best Country Song:

Chris Stapleton, you should probably leave

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, If I Didn’t Love You

Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, Buying Dirt

Luke Combs, forever after all

Walker Hayes, fancy like

Best rock song:

Coldplay X BTS, My Universe

Elle King and Miranda Lambert, drunk (and I don’t want to go home)

Imagine dragons, follow you

Maneskin, pleading

The Anxiety: Willow and Tyler Cole, Meet at Our Place

Top dance/electronic song:

Elton John & Dua Lipa, Cold Heart – PNAU Remix

Farruko, Pepas

Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae, you

Tiësto, The Company

Travis Scott & HVME, Goosebumps

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