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The 2016 Billboard Music Award nominees are in. The Weeknd takes the lead.

The Billboard Music Awards take place next month in Las Vegas, but ahead of the big event, we get to find out this year's nominees. Ciara and Ludacris, who will be hosting the award show this year as we reported on last week, made their way to Good Morning America today to announce this year's nominations in some of the BMA's most notable categories. They were joined by Ice Cube and Common, who happened to be on the show promoting the new "Barbershop" film.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations are being led by Canadian singer The Weeknd, who pops up in eleven categories. Drake and Fetty Wap are close behind Abel at ten nominations a piece (and Justin Bieber actually ties The Weeknd with eleven nominations, shout out Canada).

Check out the complete list below. You can catch the show on May 22nd at 8 PM EST, airing live from the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees:

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 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

Top Rap Album:

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive
Dr. Dre – Compton
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:

Adele – “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
OMI – “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:

Adele – “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars) – “Uptown Funk!”
WALK THE MOON – “Shut Up and Dance”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars) – “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó – “Watch Me”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion (Feat. Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko) – “Post to Be”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap (Feat. Remy Boyz) – “679”
Silentó – “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers (Feat. ROZES) – “Roses”
DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack) – “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer and DJ Snake (Feat. MØ) – “Lean On”
Skrillex and Diplo (Feat. Justin Bieber) – “Where Are Ü Now” 

#GoodmorningAmerica

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The Weeknd, Drake & Fetty Wap Lead Billboard Music Award Nominations

The 2016 Billboard Music Award nominees are in. The Weeknd takes the lead.


The Billboard Music Awards take place next month in Las Vegas, but ahead of the big event, we get to find out this year's nominees. Ciara and Ludacris, who will be hosting the award show this year as we reported on last week, made their way to Good Morning America today to announce this year's nominations in some of the BMA's most notable categories. They were joined by Ice Cube and Common, who happened to be on the show promoting the new "Barbershop" film.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations are being led by Canadian singer The Weeknd, who pops up in eleven categories. Drake and Fetty Wap are close behind Abel at ten nominations a piece (and Justin Bieber actually ties The Weeknd with eleven nominations, shout out Canada).

Check out the complete list below. You can catch the show on May 22nd at 8 PM EST, airing live from the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees:

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 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

Top Rap Album:

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive
Dr. Dre – Compton
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:

Adele – “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
OMI – “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:

Adele – “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars) – “Uptown Funk!”
WALK THE MOON – “Shut Up and Dance”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars) – “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó – “Watch Me”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion (Feat. Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko) – “Post to Be”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap (Feat. Remy Boyz) – “679”
Silentó – “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) – “See You Again”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers (Feat. ROZES) – “Roses”
DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack) – “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer and DJ Snake (Feat. MØ) – “Lean On”
Skrillex and Diplo (Feat. Justin Bieber) – “Where Are Ü Now” 

#GoodmorningAmerica

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