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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and More Land 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations

by Jackie Willis 7:50 AM PDT, April 10, 2017
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A lot of big names in music will soon go head-to-head at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards -- including Selena Gomez's boyfriend, The Weeknd, and her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

On Monday morning, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and singer Julia Michaels announced five categories on Good Morning America, while the rest of the nominees were revealed on Twitter. As it turns out, Bieber and The Weeknd will vie for the Top Male Artist and Top Artist awards.

The Weeknd earned quite a few nominations, which also include Top Billboard 200 Album, Billboard Chart Achievement and Top R&B Artist. As for Bieber, he's up for Top Radio Songs, Top Social Artist -- which Gomez is also nominated -- and Top Touring Artist.

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Drake and The Chainsmokers have tied for the all-time record of 22 nominations each, while Rihanna has 14 noms, Twenty One Pilots has 17, Beyonce has seven and Adele two.

Here's a look at the steep competition at this year's Billboard Music Awards:

Top Female Artist
Adele
Beyonce
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkida & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce – Lemonade
Drake – Views
Rihanna – Anti
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
The Weeknd – Starboy

Top Artist
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Uzi London
Lukas Graham
Zayn Malik

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Luke Bryan
The Chainsmokers
Nicki Minaj
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns n Rosies
Twenty One Pilots

Top Song Sales Artist
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist
Justin Bieber
Beyonce
Coldplay
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist
Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour
Beyonce
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist
J Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake
Future
Kanye West

Top Country Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour
Coldplay
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
David and Tamela Hezekiah
Walker

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album
Hamilton musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad
Trolls

Top R&B Album
Beyonce – Lemonade
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Rihanna – Anti
The Weeknd – Starboy

Top Rap Album
J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake – Views
Kevin Gates – Islah
DJ Khaled – Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thanks 4 Your Service

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean – They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton – If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Keith Urban – Ripcord

Top Rock Album
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

Top Latin Album
J Balvin – Energia
CNCO – Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel – Los Duo 2
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho – Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album
The Chainsmokers – Bouquet/Collage
Flume – Skin
Kygo – Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough

Top Christian Album
Casting Crowns – The Very Next Thing”
Lauren Daigle
How Can It Be
Joey and Rory – Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family – Love Remains
Skillet – Unleashed

Top Selling Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Top Radio Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Sia and Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Rihanna – “Needed Me”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall – “JuJu On That Beat”
Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Top Collaboration
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Sia and Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Top R&B Collab
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming”
Rihanna & Drake – “Work” P
artyNextDoor & Drake – “Come And See Me”

The Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. ​

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