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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran lead first wave of Nominations for Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards is almost here and we now have the first batch of nominees. Singer Khalid who is nominated in the Top New Artist category teamed up with Bebe Rexha (Top Country Song) earlier today to make the announcements.

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran are leading the pack at the moment as they all compete against each other in the Top Artist & Top Selling Album Categories.

Kendrick Lamar & Ed Sheeran also compete against each other for the Top Male Artist & Top Hot 100 song categories making their total nominations 4 apiece. Taylor Swift comes behind the two of them with 3 nominations as she also gets the nomination for Top Female Artist.

See first batch of nominations below:

Top Artist:
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

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Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Kodak Black


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