Mon 11 Apr 2016
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards takes over Sin City next month. Before the main show arrives, nominees (finalists) in key major categories were announced on Good Morning America on Monday (Apr. 11). Ciara and Ludacris, who will serve as co-hosts as this year’s show, appeared on GMA to announced the finalists for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song.
The Weeknd leads the BBMAs with 19 nominations in 16 categories including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Hot 100 Artist. Justin Bieber follows in second with 12 nominations in 11 categories, while Drake and Fetty Wap who are tied with 11 nominations in 10 categories. Adele receives 8 nods, potentially making history by earning the most Billboard Music Awards wins surpassing Taylor Swift’s 20.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Check out all the nominees below.
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