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The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber Top Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Adele, Taylor Swift, and more make up the night's top nominees.

Hidenori Ryu Dengah // Hideryu Photography

As the Billboard Music Awards takes over Las Vegas next month, nominees for the big show have been announced in advance.

Among the top nominees are The Weeknd, who leads with 19 nominations including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album; Justin Bieber, who has 12 nods; Drake and Fetty Wap with 11 nominations a piece. Adele and Taylor Swift are also tied for eight awards.

Elsewhere on the list, Meek Mill, Future, and Bryson Tiller also make appearances — specifically in the Top Rap Album and Top R&B Album categories respectively.

This year's Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara. The ceremony will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.

For a full list of the nominations, head over to Billboard.

Top Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silentó

Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5

One Direction

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Silentó

The Weeknd

*Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silentó

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ed Sheeran, x

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

One Direction, Made in the AM cover Syco Entertainment

Top Rap Album:

Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top R&B Album:

Chris Brown, Royalty

Rihanna, Anti

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

​Tyrese, Black Rose

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

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