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Post Malone And Lil Nas X Dominate The Full List Of 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were set to take place back in April, but the coronavirus pandemic necessitated that the ceremony be delayed. It was postponed to October 14, and today, about a month in advance, the nominees have been announced. Well, nominees for all categories except for Billboard Chart Achievement, Top Social Artist, and Top Collaboration, which are fan-voted categories. Voting for those will open on October 1.

Post Malone is the most-nominated artist with 16 nods, followed by Lil Nas X’s 13 nominations. Other artists to receive more than one nomination include Billie Eilish, Khalid (12 each), Lizzo (11), Kanye West (9), Taylor Swift (6), and Justin Bieber (4).

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, meaning that some older tunes have found their way into the nominations, more so than usual considering the event was pushed back almost half a year. For example, Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” has racked up multiple nominations, and it was originally released in October 2018.

Check out the fill list of nominees below.

Top Artist

Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Album

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, Billie Eilish
Lover, Taylor Swift
Free Spirit, Khalid
Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande

Top Hot 100 Song

“Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Top Male Artist

DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top New Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist

Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist

Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Top Social Artist

BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist

Elton John
Metallica
Pink
Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

Beyonce
Lizzo
Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour

B2K
Janet Jackson
Khalid

Top Rap Artist

DaBaby
Juice Wrld
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist

DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist

Cardi B
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour

Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour

Elton John
Metallica
Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Avicii
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West

Top Soundtrack

Aladdin
Descendants 3
Frozen II
K-12, Melanie Martinez
The Dirt, Motley Crue

Top R&B Album

Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyonce
Changes, Justin Bieber
Indigo, Chris Brown
Free Spirit, Khalid
Over It, Summer Walker

Top Rap Album

Kirk, DaBaby
Death Race For Love, Juice WRLD
Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch
So Much Fun, Young Thug

Top Country Album

Experiment, Kane Brown
What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs
Girl, Maren Morris
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
If I Know Me, Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Album

III, The Lumineers
We Are Not Your Kind, Slipknot
The Slow Rush, Tame Impala
Fear Inoculum, Tool
Father Of The Bride, Vampire Weekend

Top Latin Album

Oasis, J Balvin and Bad Bunny
Gangalee, Farruko
11:11, Maluma
Utopia, Romeo Santos
Suenos, Sech

Top Dance/Electronic Album

TIM, Avicii
World War Joy, The Chainsmokers
Ascend, Illenium
Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set, Marshmello
Different World, Alan Walker

Top Christian Album

Victory: Recorded Live, Bethel Music
Only Jesus, Casting Crowns
People, Hillsong United
Victorious, Skillet
Jesus Is King, Kanye West

Top Gospel Album

Long Live Love, Kirk Franklin
Goshen, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
The Cry: A Live Worship Experience, William McDowell
Jesus Is Born, Sunday Service Choir
Jesus Is King, Kanye West

Top Streaming Song

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown Feat. Drake
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Ransom,” Lil Tecca
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse),” Post Malone and Swae Lee

Top Selling Song

“Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton

Top Radio Song

“Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Talk,” Khalid
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

Top Collab

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown Feat. Drake
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse),” Post Malone and Swae Lee
“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

Top R&B Song

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown Feat. Drake
“Juicy,” Doja Cat and Tyga
“Talk,” Khalid
“Good As Hell,” Lizzo
“Heartless,” The Weeknd

Top Rap Song

“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Ransom,” Lil Tecca
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse),” Post Malone and Swae Lee
“Wow,” Post Malone

Top Country Song

“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“The Bones,” Maren Morris
“One Man Band,” Old Dominion
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Whiskey Glasses,” Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Song

“Bad Liar,” Imagine Dragons
“I Think I’m Okay,” Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud, and Travis Barker
“Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” Panic! At The Disco
“Chlorine,” Twenty One Pilots
“The Hype,” Twenty One Pilots

Top Latin Song

“China,” Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna, and J Balvin
“Callaita,” Bad Bunny and Tainy
“Con Calma,” Daddy Yankee Feat. Snow
“No Me Conoce,” Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny
“Otro Trago,” Sech Feat. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Anuel AA

Top Dance/Electronic Song

“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life),” Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin
“Close To Me,” Ellie Goulding and Diplo Feat. Swae Lee
“Good Things Fall Apart,” Illenium and Jon Bellion
“Higher Love,” Kygo and Whitney Houston
“Here With Me,” Marshmello Feat. Chvrches

Top Christian Song

“Raise A Hallelujah,” Bethel Music, Jonathan David Hesler, and Melissa Hesler
“Nobody,” Casting Crowns Feat. Matthew West
“Rescue,” Lauren Daigle
“God Only Knows,” for KING & COUNTRY
“Follow God,” Kanye West

Top Gospel Song

“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin
“Closed On Sunday,” Kanye West
“Follow God,” Kanye West
“On God,” Kanye West
“Selah,” Kanye West

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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