May 9, 2021

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Billboard Awards: The Weeknd Nominations Sweep with 16 Nods



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The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, and Pop Smoke – the third most-nominated acting – are competing for Best Artist alongside Taylor Swift and Drake, the show’s most winning winners of all time. The Billboard Awards will be broadcast on May 23.

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The Weeknd earned 16 nominations, including Best Male Artist, Best R&B Artist, Billboard 200 Best Album of After Hours, Top 100 Best Songs for Blinding Lights, # 1 last year. DaBaby _ Thanks to his own hit ‘Rockstar’ and guest appearances on Jack Harlow’s ‘What Poppin’ _ comes second with 11 shows, and will fight himself in categories such as Best Rap Song, Streaming Song Loudest, and Highest Collaboration.

Pop Smoke, who followed him with ten nominations, passed away last February at the age of 20 as his songs and songs began appearing on the pop and rap charts. His first official album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon” was released last July and dominated the charts and streaming services, along with platinum songs like For the Night, What You Know About Love and Dior that earned him a Grammy nomination. this year.

His Billboard nominations include Best New Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Rap Artist, and Billboard 200 Best Album.

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Juice WRLD passed away in December 2019 at the age of 21. His posthumous album, Legends Never Die, was released a week after Pop Smoke and set several records on the Billboard charts, becoming his biggest posthumous debut in 23 years since Tupac and Notorious released major albums posthumously in 1997.

His seven Billboard nominations include Best Male Artists, Top Rap Artists, and 200 Billboard Albums.

Other albums battling The Weeknd, Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD for best album are Lil Baby’s My Turn and Swift’s folklore, which last month won her third album of the year a Grammy.

Taylor Swift stands in the press room receiving this year's Album of the Year award

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Morgan Wallen was not allowed to compete in this month’s Academy of Country Music Awards because the singer was caught on camera with racist slurs earlier this year, but he’s one of the Billboard Awards nominees.

His six nominations include Best Song Sales Artist, Top Country Artist, and Top Country Album for “Dangerous: The Double Album,” which currently ranks third on the pop charts and continues to sell very well despite Wallen’s crunch.

The Billboard Awards are based on the chart period from March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Two of the 51 categories are voted on, including Best Collaboration and Top Social Artist, with Asian business dominating. The nominees include K-pop groups BTS, BLACKPINK, Seventeen Filipino boy band SB19 and Ariana Grande.

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Others who scored several nominations include Bad Bunny, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Justin Bieber.

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