The 2017 Billboard Music Award nominations are out! Drake and the duo Chainsmokers dominated the list with 22 nominations. Meanwhile, it looks like Beyonce and Adele will have a repeat head-to-head battle. The two artists will compete against each other for the much-coveted Top Artist and Top Female Artist award.
2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations Released!
Canadian rapper Drake and Chainsmokers top the nominations for the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Billboard reports that the artists each got 22 nods. Drake received nominations for major awards like the Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
The outlet notes that the Views artist will compete with fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, Future, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd for the Top Male Artist category.
For the American DJs, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, collectively known as the Chainsmokers, are nominated for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award. They will compete against Luke Bryan, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Twenty One Pilots.
Meanwhile, Drake’s ladylove Rihanna snagged 14 nominations while Selena Gomez’s boyfriend gets 13 nominations. Pete Wentz and Julia Michaels announced the first five categories last Monday, April 10 on the Good Morning America show.
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Another Head-To-Head Battle Between Adele And Beyonce
On the other hand, the Irish Independent reports that Beyonce and Adele’s supporters will see the two artists go head-to-head again for two categories: the Top Artist and Top Female Artist. Other than each other, they will also compete with eight more artists.
For the Top Female Artist category, Adele and Beyonce will compete with Arianna Grande, Rihanna, and Sia. The competition between the two artists ends there though Mrs. Carter is also nominated for the Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Artist and three other categories.
Adele has been nominated as well, in the category of "Top Female Artist." https://t.co/F4q08sHU1l
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Adele beat the Lemonade artist in most of the major categories in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The British singer took home the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year among others. Can Beyonce win the major awards and beat Adele?
The latter report notes that winners of the Billboard Music Awards are decided through the album and digital songs’ sales for the past year. They also look into “radio airplay, streaming, touring and the artists’ interactions on social media.”
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air the awarding ceremony on May 21 at 8 PM on ABC. However, the show will broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. What can you say about the list of nominees for this year? Share your thoughts with us!