The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations have officially been announced

Here’s everything you need to know…

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations are officially in, with the ceremony set to take place this year on Sunday 20th May, with singer Kelly Clarkson set to host the Los Angeles show.

‘To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,’ 35-year-old Kelly announced in a press release, confirming the gig. ‘I will be flying in like my girl P!nk, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favourite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.’

The nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were also announced this week, with Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars emerging as the front-runners with 15 BBMA nominations apiece.

Here are the 2018 Billboard music awards nominations…

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Female Artist

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Halsey

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Male Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

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2018 Billboard music awards: Top Selling Album

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Pink, Beautiful Trauma

Ed Sheeran, Divide

Ed Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1

Taylor Swift, Reputation

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Hot 100 Song

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Post Malone, “Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

2018 Billboard music awards: Top New Artist

21 Savage

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Kodak Black

Taylor Swift

Rex

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Country Song

Kane Brown, “What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)”

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”

Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Duo/Group

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Migos

U2

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Chris Stapleton

Taylor Swift

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Rex

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Hot 100 Artist

Imagine Dragons

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Streaming Songs Artist

Cardi B

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Song Sales Artist

Imagine Dragons

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

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2018 Billboard music awards: Top Radio Songs Artist

Halsey

Imagine Dragons

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran

2018 Billboard music awards: Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber

BTS

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

2018 Billboard music awards: Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Drake

Sam Hunt

Ed Sheeran

Tune in to the awards on 20th May on NBC.

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