Canadian singer The Weeknd along with DaBaby has reportedly lead the nominations at Billboard Music Awards, making this year’s awards more special.
With 16 nominations, The Weeknd topped in categories of Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Hot 100 Song. He is followed by DaBaby, who leads with 11 nominations in the rap and streaming categories, including Top Rap Song, Top Collaboration, Top Streaming Song, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Rap Album, and Top Rap Artist.
Other artists from the music world who got nominated include Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish. Moreover, the nominees for Top Female Artist included Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion. BTS, Lady Gaga, Blackpink, Justin Bieber, Jhené Aiko, and Machine Gun Kelly also got a place in the nominees’ lineup.
Elsewhere, BTS is up for four awards, including top social artist, a fan-voted award. If the group wins, it will mark BTS’ fifth consecutive award in that category. Taylor Swift, who’s nominated in four categories, could tie with Drake if she were to win her four awards in the top artist, female artist, Billboard 200 artist and album categories. (She currently has 23 BBMAs.)
Meanwhile, The Weeknd or Justin Bieber could reach the No. 2 spot if they were to sweep in their categories. And, if The Weeknd wins 13 of his 16 nods, he could surpass or tie Drake’s record of 13 wins in a single night. Bad Bunny, who racked up seven nominations, is up three times in the top Latin album award for El Último Tour Del Mundo, las que no iban a salir and YHLQMDLG. The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air on 23rd May live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre.