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Kendrick Lamar Grabs 15 nominations for Billboard Music Awards

Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran both lead the 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations, with 15 noms each.

Both stars are up for Top Artist, competing against Drake, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars, who has landed 14 nominations.

Post Malone is up for 12 awards, while rockers Imagine Dragons have landed 10 noms.

Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber and Cardi B, who are tied with eight apiece, Despacito hitmakers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Swift, Chris Stapleton, and Linkin Park, who are still recovering from the death of their frontman Chester Bennington last year (17).

Among the top categories, Cardi B will face off with 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Kodak Black for Top New Artist, and she will also battle Camila Cabello, Halsey, Demi Lovato, and Swift for the Top Female Artist Prize.

Drake, Kendrick, Mars, Sheeran, and Post Malone are the nominees for Top Male Artist

The full list of nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake – More Life
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Post Malone – Stoney
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift – reputation

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

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana

Top R&B Album:
Khalid – American Teen
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
SZA – CTRL
The Weeknd – Starboy
XXXTENTATION – 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake – More Life
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
Migos – Culture
Post Malone – Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes
Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young – Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Linkin Park – One More Light
Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man – Woodstock
U2 – Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam – Fenix
Christian Nodal – Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna – Odisea
Romeo Santos – Golden
Shakira – El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii – AVICI (01)
The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo – Stargazing
ODESZA – A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship – There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED – Wonder
Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson – Precious Memories Collection
MercyMe – Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene – Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Heart. Passion. Pursuit
Marvin Sapp – Close

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

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Kendrick Lamar – Humble.
Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour LLIF3
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – Rockstar
Post Malone featuring Quavo – Congratulations

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Lil Pump – Gucci Gang
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
Imagine Dragons – Believer
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Imagine Dragons – Believer
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Charlie Puth – Attention
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – Havana
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
French Montana featuring Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – Rockstar

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino – Redbone
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – Finesse

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m The One
French Montana featuring Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Kendrick Lamar – Humble.
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – Rockstar

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown featuring 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 Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons – Believer
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Linkin Park featuring Kiiara – Heavy
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William featuring Beyonce – Mi Gente
Becky G featuring Bad Bunny – Mayores
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Maluma – Felices Los 4
Wisin featuring Ozuna – Escapate Conmigo

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Ann-Marie – Rockabye
Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship – O Come To The Altar
Hillsong Worship – What A Beautiful Name
Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You
MercyMe – Even If
Zach Williams – Old Church Choir

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – Trust In You
Travis Greene – You Waited
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – You Deserve It
Tamela Mann – Change Me
Charlie Wilson – I’m Blessed