Billboard Music Awards 2016: The Weeknd and Justin Bieber Lead the Nominations

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The Weeknd seems poised to have an epic weekend next month at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The R&B star scored nods in a whopping 16 categories, leading all other artists in his first time as a BBMA finalist.

Ludacris and Ciara will host the big night as the leading artists -- The Weeknd, Justin Bieber (11 nominations), Drake and Fetty Wap (tied with nods in 10 categories each) -- wait to find out who will walk away with the most trophies.

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Other notable finalists include Taylor Swift and Adele, who are both finalists in eight categories this year. Adele is a contender to break Swift's record of the most BBMAs of all-time at 20 wins. Adele has previously won 13 of the coveted awards.

Here's the list of Billboard Music Awards nominees:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silentó

Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5

One Direction

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Silentó

The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:

Madonna

One Direction

The Rolling Stones

Taylor Swift

U2

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silentó

Top Country Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

twenty one pilots

WALK THE MOON

X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga

Juan Gabriel

Nicky Jam

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Zedd

Top Christian Artist:

Casting Crowns

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong UNITED

MercyMe

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Tasha Cobbs

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele 25

Justin Bieber Purpose

Ed Sheeran x

Taylor Swift 1989

The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Soundtrack:
Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album:

Chris Brown Royalty

Rihanna Anti

Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L

Tyrese Black Rose

The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Rap Album:

Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake & Future What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre Compton

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly

Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton Traveller

Luke Bryan Kill The Lights

Sam Hunt Montevallo

Zac Brown Band Jekyll + Hyde

Carrie Underwood Storyteller

Top Rock Album:

Alabama Shakes Sound & Color

David Bowie Blackstar

Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind

twenty one pilots Blurryface

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel Los Dúo

Juan Gabriel Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario

Maná Cama Incendiada

Gerardo Ortiz Hoy Mas Fuerte

Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

David Guetta Listen

Major Lazer Peace Is The Mission

ODESZA In Return

Skrillex & Diplo Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack U

Zedd True Colors

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle How Can It Be

Hillsong UNITED Empires

Joey + Rory Hymns That Are Important To Us

TobyMac This Is Not A Test

Chris Tomlin Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:

Anthony Brown & group therAPy Everyday Jesus

Tasha Cobbs One Place Live

Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion

Jonathan McReynolds Life Music: Stage Two

Marvin Sapp You Shall Live

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele "Hello"

Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth "See You Again"

The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd "The Hills"

Top Selling Song:

Adele "Hello"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth "See You Again"

OMI "Cheerleader"

Rachel Platten "Fight Song"

The Weeknd "The Hills"

Top Radio Song:

Adele "Hello"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth "See You Again"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk!"

WALK THE MOON "Shut Up And Dance"

The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber "Sorry"

Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean"

Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

The Weeknd "The Hills"

Drake "Hotline Bling"

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth "See You Again"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk!"

Silentó "Watch Me"

The Weeknd "The Hills"

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara "Here"

Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko "Post To Be"

The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

The Weeknd "The Hills"

Top Rap Song:

Drake "Hotline Bling"

Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

Fetty Wap "679" feat. Remy Boyz

Silentó "Watch Me"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth "See You Again"

Top Country Song:

Sam Hunt "Break Up In A Small Town"

Sam Hunt "Take Your Time"

Little Big Town "Girl Crush"

Thomas Rhett "Die A Happy Man"

Chris Young "I'm Comin' Over"

Top Rock Song:

Fall Out Boy "Uma Thurman"

Elle King "Ex's & Oh's"

twenty one pilots "Stressed Out"

WALK THE MOON "Shut Up And Dance"

X Ambassadors "Renegades"

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin "Ginza"

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho "Te Metiste"

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias "El Perdon"

Maluma "Borro Cassette"

Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES "Roses"

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge "You Know You Like It"

David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack "Hey Mama"

Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ "Lean On"

Skrillex & Diplo "Where Are Ü Now" With Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:

Hillsong UNITED "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

Hillsong UNITED "Touch The Sky"

MercyMe "Flawless"

NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw "Brother"

Chris Tomlin "Good Good Father"

Top Gospel Song:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy "Worth"

Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz "I Luh God"

Kirk Franklin "Wanna Be Happy?"

Travis Greene "Intentional"

Brian Courtney Wilson "Worth Fighting For"

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, will air live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.