Billboard Music Awards 2018: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran Lead Nominations
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The three top musicians dominate the full list of nominations with 15 nominations apiece, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist.

AceShowbiz - The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed. Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran dominate the pack with 15 nominations apiece. They are pitted against each other in five categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist.

The trio are battling it out for Top Artist along with Drake and Taylor Swift. They are also nominated for Top Male Artist alongside Drake and Post Malone. In Top Hot 100 Artist category, they are joined in the stiff competition by Imagine Dragons and Malone.

Mars is additionally nominated for Top R&B Artist. He faces off Chris Brown, Khalid, SZA and The Weeknd. He is also up for Top R&B Song, thanks to his two singles "That's What I Like" and "Finesse" featuring Cardi B. The songs join other nominated songs in the category, Khalid's "Young, Dumb & Broke", DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Donald Glover's "Redbone".

Lamar, meanwhile, scores another nod for Top Rap Album, thanks to his critically acclaimed album "DAMN." Other nominees in the category include Drake's "More Life", Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2" and Malone's "Stoney".

On the other hand, Sheeran is up for Top Selling Song for his hit single "Perfect". It joins Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber, Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" as well as Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" and "Believer".

Other musicians who score multiple nods at the award-giving show include The Chainsmokers, Camila Cabello, U2, Demi Lovato and Chris Stapleton. Camila is nominated for Top New Artist alongside 21 Savage, Cardi, Khalid and Kodak Black.

The winners will be announced in a ceremony which will take place on May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Top Artist:

Top New Artist:

Top Male Artist:

Top Female Artist:

Top Duo/Group:

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Top Song Sales Artist:

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Top Social Artist:

Top Touring Artist:

Top R&B Artist:

Top Rap Artist:

Top Country Artist:

Top Rock Artist:

Top Latin Artist:

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Top Christian Artist:

Top Gospel Artist:

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • Travis Greene
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Top Soundtrack:

Top R&B Album:

Top Rap Album:

Top Country Album:

Top Rock Album:

Top Latin Album:

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Top Christian Album:

  • Elevation Worship - "There Is a Cloud"
  • Hillsong UNITED - "Wonder"
  • Hillsong Worship - "Let There Be Light"
  • Alan Jackson - "Precious Memories Collection"
  • MercyMe - "Lifer"

Top Gospel Album:

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy - "A Long Way From Sunday"
  • Travis Greene - "Crossover: Live From Music City"
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praises - "You Deserve It"
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard - "Heart. Passion. Pursuit."
  • Marvin Sapp - "Close"

Top Hot 100 Song:

Top Selling Song:

Top Radio Song:

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Top R&B Song:

Top Rap Song:

Top Country Song:

Top Rock Song:

Top Latin Song:

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

Top Christian Song:

  • Hillsong Worship – "What a Beautiful Name"
  • Elevation Worship – "O Come to the Altar"
  • Zach Williams - "Old Church Choir"
  • MercyMe - "Even If"
  • Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly - "I'll Find You"

Top Gospel Song:

  • Anthony Brown and group therAPy - "Trust in You"
  • J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praises - "You Deserve It"
  • Tamela Mann - "Changed Me"
  • Travis Greene - "You Waited"
  • Charlie Wilson - "I'm Blessed"

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