The 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Thursday unveiled this year's list of nominees.
According to E!News, the Billboard Music Awards announced that artists like DaBaby, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd and more go head-to-head for top honours.
Morgan Wallen, who drew controversy earlier this year over a video of him saying a racial slur, is also nominated in six categories but has been barred from appearing on the award show. He has apologised for his behaviour.
First-time nominee DaBaby is leading the pack with 11 Billboard Music Award nominates, followed by Pop Smoke with 10 and Gabby Barrett with nine.
Other notable Billboard nominees include Bad Bunny, Juice WRLD, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa and Drake.
The annual event will occur on May 23, as it is returning to its usual month after the pandemic postponed last year's ceremony to October. NBC will broadcast the show from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.
Here is the complete list of nominations below!
Top ArtistDrakeJuice WRLDPop SmokeTaylor SwiftThe Weeknd
Top New ArtistGabby BarrettDoja CatJack HarlowPop SmokeRod Wave
Top Male ArtistDrakeJuice WRLDLil BabyPop SmokeThe Weeknd
Top Female ArtistBillie EilishAriana GrandeDua LipaMegan Thee StallionTaylor Swift
Top Duo/GroupAC/DCAJRBTSDan + ShayMaroon 5
Top Hot 100 ArtistDaBabyDrakeDua LipaPop SmokeThe Weeknd
Top Billboard 200 ArtistDrakeJuice WRLDPop SmokePost MaloneTaylor Swift
Top Streaming Songs ArtistDaBabyDrakeLil BabyPop SmokeThe Weeknd
Top Song Sales ArtistJustin BieberBTSMegan Thee StallionMorgan WallenThe Weeknd
Top Radio Songs ArtistJustin BieberLewis CapaldiDua LipaHarry StylesThe Weeknd
Top R&B ArtistJhene AikoJustin BieberChris BrownDoja CatThe Weeknd
Top R&B Male ArtistJustin BieberChris BrownThe Weeknd
Top R&B Female ArtistJhene AikoDoja CatSZA
Top Rap ArtistDaBabyDrakeJuice WRLDLil BabyPop Smoke
Top Rap Male ArtistJuice WRLDLil BabyPop Smoke
Top Female Rap ArtistCardi BMegan Thee StallionSaweetie
Top Country ArtistGabby BarrettKane BrownLuke CombsChris StapletonMorgan Wallen
Top Country Male ArtistLuke CombsChris StapletonMorgan Wallen
Top Country Female ArtistGabby BarrettMaren MorrisCarrie Underwood
Top Country Duo/GroupDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & Tae
Top Rock ArtistAC/DCAJRFive Finger Death PunchMachine Gun Kellytwenty one pilots
Top Latin ArtistAnuel AABad BunnyJ BalvinMalumaOzuna
Top Latin Male ArtistBad BunnyOzunaJ Balvin
Top Latin Female ArtistBecky GKarol GRosalia
Top Latin Duo/GroupBanda MS de Sergio LizarragaEslabon ArmadoLos Dos Carnales
Top Dance/Electronic ArtistThe ChainsmokersKygoLady GagaMarshmelloSurf Mesa
Top Christian ArtistCasting CrownsElevation Worshipfor KING & COUNTRYCarrie UnderwoodZach Williams
Top Gospel ArtistKirk FranklinKoryn HawthorneTasha Cobbs LeonardMaverick City MusicKanye West
Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)BLACKPINKBTSAriana GrandeSB19Seventeen.
( With inputs from ANI )
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