The Official 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations List You Gotta See

The Official 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations are here! The winners on this list always go down in music history, so you have to see the picks!

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations are here, and I can’t wait to see who tops the charts this year. The Billboard 100 lists have long been one of my fav places to relive the top music every year. The performers who end up on this list are idolized, and seriously have some of the biggest hits of the year across all music styles. Below I’m giving you a few insider deets about the nominations, as well as the full list of 2016 Billboard Music Awards nomination. I included some of my predictions because you know I’m going to get a bit mouthy. Make sure to tell me your predictions at the end of this list!

2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards were announced officially on ABC’s Good Morning America. The awards show will be aired live on May 22, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Network. The show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena and will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara. This is the 3rd time Ludacris has hosted, as he also hosted in 2014 and 2015. Ciara is hosting the Billboard Awards for the first time alongside him. The Weeknd earned nineteen nominations, the most for this year. Justin Bieber earned twelve nominations pulling in at second place.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Official List Of Nominations

Top Artist:
Adele- I love her, and so many of her songs are some of my all-time favorites such as Hello, Water Under the Bridge and When We Were Young. Not only is her music amazing, she as an artist is simply fabulous.
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap
Charlie Puth- I am a huge fan of Paul Walker, so when Puth came out with the song See You Again for the movie Furious 7, I totally fell in love with him. Also, I like his song Marvin Gaye with Meghan Trainor.
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd- This is a tough one between Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, but 2015 was a huge year for The Weeknd.

Top Female Artist:
Adele- Another tough one between Adele and Taylor Swift but Adele made a comeback in 2015, and she made a huge splash on the music scene.
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5- While I realize that One Direction is huge, I love Maroon 5, and I love Adam Levine.
One Direction
Twenty- One Pilots
The Rolling Stones

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele- Have to go with Adele again as she is so amazing!
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber- Tough one since all the nominees,had a great year but Bieber I think edges everyone out, especially with his hot songs Sorry, Love Yourself and Company.
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
Adele- Wow another tough category but going with my girl Adele once again here.
Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber- Again with Bieber and his hit songs, he has a great chance here as he’s on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations so many times this year. No saying “Sorry” this time!
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber- I think this is a toss between Bieber and The Weeknd, but I am going with the Biebs on this one.
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez- I love Selena Gomez and with her Facebook page’s 60,318,236 likes. She definitely in contention here, although Bieber and Swift also have a large social media fan following.
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift- Definitely Taylor Swift and her 2015 tour, The 1989 World Tour. I would totally expect to see Taylor Swift on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations list.

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown- When he came out with his 1st single, Run It, which went to #1, in 2005, I totally loved his music. Other songs I like by him include Kiss Kiss (which also hit #1), Yeah 3X and Liquor.
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake- Canadian-born rapper, Drake, has had the most singles (as a rap artist) on the Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs Chart, with 13 singles.
Fetty Wap
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan- Who doesn’t love Luke? Amazing vocals, bubbly personality and sexy smile. What else could you ask for? Bryan hit the country music scene in 2007 and has sold over seven million albums to date.
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy- Fall Out Boy formed in Wilmette, Illinois in 2001 and consisted of members Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Pete Wentz. The group has released six albums, twenty-one singles, and thirty-three music videos.
Elle King
Twenty- One Pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta- Guetta was born in Paris, France and makes his living as a house music DJ. To date, he has three #1 hits, Getting Over You featuring Fergie and LMFAO, Sweat featuring Snopp Dogg and Dangerous featuring Sam Martin.
Major Lazer

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25- Yes, I am going with Adele yet again. 2015 was a huge year for her.
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Top Soundtrack:
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7- This is definitely my favorite movie and favorite soundtrack ever.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album:
Chris Brown, Royalty- Royalty is Brown’s 7th studio album, released on December 18, 2015. Royalty is the name of Brown’s daughter.
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- I like Drake, and I like this album. It is his 4th mix, which was released on February 13, 2015, to the iTunes Store with no notice. Drake totally deserves to be on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations list; everyone is singing to his song.
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 Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights- Love my Luke! This is one of Luke Bryan’s best albums. It is his 5th studio album, released on August 7, 2015, and features the singles Kick the Dust Up and Strip It Down.
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams- This is Coldplay’s 7th studio album that they have released since their formation in London, England in 1996.
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
Twenty- One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta, Listen- Listen is Guetta’s 6th studio album, released on November 21, 2014, and features collaborations with top artists like John Legend, Sam Martin, The Script and Micki Minaj.
Major Lazer, Peace Is the Mission
ODESZA, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important to Us
TobyMac, This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”- I think The Weeknd has it here
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:
Adele, “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
OMI, “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”- While these are all great songs, I love this song. Platten debuted this song on February 19, 2015. The song is inspirational with a positive message and captivating lyrics.
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello”- Okay so yes I am going with Adele again. This song is so incredibly amazing.
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring 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”- Sorry is Bieber’s 2nd single, released on October 23, 2015, on his album Purpose, released on November 13, 2015. The song spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
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 ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”- OMG! I so love this video. I am sure it is partly due to the fact I love Furious 7 and Paul Walker. The video was released on YouTube on April 6, 2015, and features footage from the movie Furious 7.
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó, “Watch Me”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:
Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post to Be”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”- Tough choice but this is a great song. The song was released on June 8, 2015, and is featured on his 2nd studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, released on August 28, 2015.
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:
Drake, “Hotline Bling”- This is such a cool song. It was released on July 31, 2015, and shows off Drake’s emotional side.
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
Silentó, “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt, “Break Up in A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”- Little Big Town was founded in Homewood, Alabama in 1998 and features members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlaman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet.
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”- Uma Thurman was released by Fall Out Boy on January 12, 2015. It features sample music from the theme song of the TV show The Munsters and pays tribute to actress Uma Thurman.
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Twenty- One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon”
Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber- This is a cool song, featured on Justin Bieber’s album, Purpose and Skrillex and Diplo’s album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U.

Top Christian Song:
Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky”
MercyMe, “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother”
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting for”

So lovelies, are you super excited about the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations? Who are your picks to win this year? I want to know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “The Official 2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominations List You Gotta See

  1. I am a big country music girl so that is my favorite category! Of course I have heard and like a few of the other songs as well!

  2. This is an amazing list. I must admit that I stopped listening to new music a while a go, so I have not heard of most of these songs and artists. I do like the new Justin Bieber song.

  3. Can’t wait to see the winners! I really hope that Adele, Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez, and U2 do well. I also found some new artists I had no idea about, so will have to update my playlists now.

  4. I love music and a lot of these artists but I never watch music awards. Probably because I don’t have time because of the kids or too busy catching up on shows I missed throughout the week. I’ll have to watch it sometime.

  5. As much as I love award shows I do not love music award shows. I just never feel like they award the best stuff.

  6. I look forward to your follow-up post to this one since I probably won’t watch the awards show. I do hope Adele wins. She is very talented.

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