Drake Among Nominees For 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Drake is among the nominees announced Tuesday for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, scoring nine nods, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist.

Drake has collected 14 BBMAs – including Top Rap Artist in 2016 and 2017 – from 55 previous nominations.

This week, his single "Nice for What" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, knocking his own "God's Plan" out of the top spot after 11 weeks.

Last year, Drake tied with The Chainsmokers for the most BBMAs nominations, with 22. Canada was also represetnd by Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, PARTYNEXTDOOR and The Weeknd.

Bieber has eight nominations this year, including Top 100 Song for the remix of "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and Top Social Artist.

In the latter category, his competition includes fellow Canadian Shawn Mendes. The Weeknd is up for Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Male Artist.

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Camila Cabello also received multiple nominations.

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Nominations for the BBMAs are based on factors including sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement.

The Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast May 20 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CTV.

Here are some of the top categories:

Top Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Halsey

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Top Selling Album

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar 

Beautiful Trauma - Pink

Divide - Ed Sheeran

From a Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton

reputation - Taylor Swift 

Top Hot 100 Song

“Despactio” - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

“Humble.” - Kendrick Lamar

“That’s What I Like” - Bruno Mars

“Rockstar” - Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

“Shape of You” - Ed Sheeran

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 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
Beyonce
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
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 Country Song

“What Ifs” - Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina

“Body Like a Back Road” - Sam Hunt

“Small Town Boy” - Dustin Lynch

“Meant to Be” - Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

“In Case You Didn’t Know” - Brett Young