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Posted: April 17, 2018

Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar top nomination list

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Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar top nomination list
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 28: Bruno Mars attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations with 15 each. In the top artist award category the three are up against Drake, with nine nominations, and Taylor Swift, who snagged five BBMA nods.

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Here’s a list of the nominees in the top categories:

Top Artist: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift

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

 Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, Sam Hunt, Ed Sheeran

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

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

Top Duo/Group: The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Migos, U2

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The Billboard Music Awards air at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, on NBC.


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