Doja Cat & The Weeknd Lead in 2022 Billboard Music Awards Nominations



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It’s almost time for billboards annual awards ceremony the Billboard Music Awards, which honors the musical achievements of artists of all genres. The leading nominations for this year’s award show are 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 performers 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 immediately with a total of 14 nominations, including Top Female Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, Top R&B Artist and more.

Drake, the most decorated artist in BBMA history, with 29 wins, is also coming in with a few nominations following the release of his highly anticipated album ‘Certified Lover Boy’. Besides 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 may remember, Drake was last year honored as Billboard’s Artist of the Decade. This year he has the chance to win more trophies and keep the crown for the most BBMA wins.

Summer Walker, who also had a great year with the release of her second 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 will return to Las Vegas on May 15 for the first time since 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

View the list of nominees below:

Top Artist
Doja Cat
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Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
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Top new artist
Givonon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
Pooh Shiesty
The Kid LAROIA

Best Male Artist
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Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The weekend

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

Top Hot 100 Artist
Doja Cat
drake
Justin Bieber
Olivia Rodrigo
The weekend

Best Streaming Songs Artist
Doja Cat
drake
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
The weekend

Top R&B Artist
Doja Cat
Givonon
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
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Best Male R&B Artist
Givonon
Khalid
The weekend

Top Female R&B Artist
Doja Cat
summer hiker
UPS

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

Top rap artist
drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Money Bag Yo
Polo G

Best Male Rap Artist
drake
Juice WRLD
Polo G

Top Female Rap Artist
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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)

View the full list of nominees here

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