Billboard has announced its first-round nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. To the surprise of no one, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna and The Weeknd lead the pack. With 22 nominations, the odds are looking good for The Chainsmokers leaving the award show with a Billboard award.
Some of the biggest artists will by facing off in categories like “Top Artist” that includes nominees like Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Rihanna.
Getting her first awards nomination as an official solo artist is Camila Cabello who is nominated along with Machine Gun Kelly for their single “Bad Things.” Missing from the list are both Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, which isn’t surprising since neither “Just Hold On” nor “This Town” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts.
See some of the nominations below and the full list of nominees here.
The Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live on Sunday, May 21 at 8PM ET/PT.
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