News May 1, 2018

[V] lands exclusive Australian rights to Billboard Music Awards

[V] lands exclusive Australian rights to Billboard Music Awards
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Australia gets to watch/stream the live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Foxtel Channel [V] has landed the exclusive Australian rights to the three-hour Kelly Clarkson-hosted event and will be screening it here from 10am, Monday May 21.

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars are up for a massive 15 nominations each.

All three are competing against Drake (9 noms) and Taylor Swift (5 ) for the Top Artist award.

Post Malone, a fave with [V] viewers, is up for 13 BBMAs in 12 categories.

Justin Bieber and Cardi B are tied with 8, while the names behind the worldwide smash ‘Despacito’ Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, have 7 apiece.

Fraser Stark, general manager of Foxtel’s Arts & Music channels said, “With the nominations being led by some of the hit channel’s current mainstays – Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar –  it’s good to know that the only place to watch the Billboards LIVE this year is on [V] – live on-air and streaming via Foxtel Now”.

 

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

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

XXXTentacion, 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, AVĨCI (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 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 Streaming Song (Audio):

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”

Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

 

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

 

Top R&B Song:

Childish Gambino, “Redbone”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

 

Top Rap Song:

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One

French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

 

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 Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Believer”

Imagine Dragons “Thunder”

Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”

Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”

The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

 

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”

Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”

Clean Bandit ft. 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 ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”

MercyMe, “Even If”

Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

 

Top Gospel Song:

Travis Greene, “You Waited”

J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It”

Tamela Mann, “Change Me”

Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

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