Doja Cat & The Weeknd Lead In Nominations For The 2022 Billboard Music Awards

It’s almost time for Billboard‘s annual award show the Billboard Music Awards, which honors the musical accomplishments of artists from all genres. Leading in nominations for this year’s award show is none other than The Weeknd and Doja Cat. Other artists such as Drake, Ye, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Beiber, Lil Nas X, and many other artists also round out this year’s nominations.

The Weeknd has earned a total of 17 nominations, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, and many others. Doja Cat follows right behind with a total of 14 nominations, including Top Female Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, Top R&B Artist, and more.

Drake who is the most decorated artist in BBMA history, with 29 wins, also is coming through with a few nominations following the release of his highly anticipated  album “Certified Lover Boy.” Aside from being nominated for Top Rap Album, he also earned nominations for Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and more. As you all may remember, last year Drake was honored as Billboard’s Artist of the Decade. This year, he has the chance to win more awards, and keep the crown for the most BBMA wins.

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Summer Walker who has also had a huge year with the release of her sophomore album “Still Over It,” earned nominations for Top R&B Album, Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B Female Artist.

The Billboard Music Awards return to Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the first time since 2019 on May 15th.

 

Check out the list of nominees below:

 

Top Artist
Doja Cat
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Givēon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
Pooh Shiesty
The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist
Adele
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
BTS
Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Migos
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Drake
Juice WRLD
Morgan Wallen
Taylor Swift

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Top Hot 100 Artist
Doja Cat
Drake
Justin Bieber
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Doja Cat
Drake
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top R&B Artist
Doja Cat
Givēon
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist
Givēon
Khalid
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
Doja Cat
Summer Walker
SZA

Top R&B Tour
Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
Usher (The Vegas Residency)

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G

Top Rap Male Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Polo G

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour
J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)
Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)
Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

 

Check out the full list of nominees here.

 

 

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