Billboard Music Awards 2018: Kelly Clarkson To Host, Ed Sheeran And Taylor Swift Among Nominees

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran have both bagged numerous nominations at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards it’s been revealed, after Khalid and Bebe Rexha read out the first lot of categories on Tuesday’s “Today” show.

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“I’m a New York City girl, I didn’t think I was goingc to be nominated for a country award!” Rexha said after finding out she was in the running for the top country song gong for her collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”.

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Swift was nominated in three categories out of the seven announced in the first batch, while Sheeran bagged four noms before gaining another six in the second announcement. The likes of Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar are also up for numerous awards.

Kelly Clarkson has signed on to host the show. “To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned. I will be flying in like my girl P!nk and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes,” she teased. “Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favourite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”

The rest of the nominations were announced via livestream on the Billboard and the Billboard Music Awards Facebook pages.

See the full list of nominees below:

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

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

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

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

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

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

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

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

The 2018 ceremony is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.

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