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    2022 Billboard Music Award Finalists: Complete List – Billboard

    The Weeknd is the top contender for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which NBC will broadcast live coast-to-coast on Sunday, May 15. The show will emanate from its usual home, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, for the first time since 2019.

    The Weeknd is a finalist in 17 categories, including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 artist. His collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix),” is up for six awards.

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    Doja Cat is the leading female finalist with 14 nods, including top artist, top female artist and top Hot 100 artist. Her album Planet Her is a finalist for two awards, while her Grammy-winning smash “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, is up for top Hot 100 song and top collaboration, as well as in the new top viral song category.

    Justin Bieber, Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Olivia Rodrigo each have 13 nods. Bieber is the third-most decorated artist in BBMA history, with 21 previous wins. He trails only Drake (29 wins) and Taylor Swift (25). All three of these artists are finalists in multiple categories this year, so these rankings could shift.

    Bieber is a double finalist in both the top collaboration and top R&B song categories. Ye has a remarkable four of the five finalist spots for both top Christian song and top gospel song.

    Drake is a finalist 11 times over, including top artist, top male artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top Hot 100 artist. He’s up in the Billboard 200 album category for Certified Lover Boy.

    Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran follow with nine nods. The Kid LAROI has eight. BTS, Givēon and Swift are each finalists seven times over. BTS is this year’s top group or duo.

    Swift’s 25 previous wins make her the most decorated female artist of all time at the BBMAs. Swift is a finalist twice in the top country album category this year for Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version).

    Swift is a finalist for top artist for a record-extending eighth time. Drake is a finalist in that marquee category for the sixth time, which is the second-most nods in that category all-time. The Weeknd is a finalist this year for the fourth time, which enables him to pull into a tie with Bieber and Rihanna for third-place all-time. Doja Cat and Rodrigo are each finalists in that category for the first time.

    Rodrigo is also a finalist for top new artist, along with Givēon, Masked Wolf, Pooh Shiesty and The Kid LAROI. This is the third year in a row an artist has been a finalist for both top artist and top new artist in the same year. Billie Eilish experienced that fate two years ago. Pop Smoke had these double nods posthumously last year.

    Five new categories were unveiled this year, with four based on Billboard’s first authoritative global charts and one measuring viral songs. This brings the total number of categories to 62. The Billboard global charts rank songs based on streams and download sales both worldwide and excluding the U.S. The related new categories are top Billboard Global 200 artist, top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. artist, top Billboard Global 200 song, and top Billboard Global Excl U.S. song. Sheeran is a finalist in all four of the new global categories as an artist and for his smash “Bad Habits.”

    This year’s awards are based on the tracking period of March 26, 2021, through March 17, 2022. That corresponds to Billboard chart dates of April 10, 2021, through March 26, 2022.

    Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate (formerly MRC Data).

    The BBMAs have celebrated music’s greatest achievements for more than 30 years. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard charts. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the most authoritative guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums.

    The recipients of the Billboard Icon Award, which honors record-breaking artists and their impact on music, and the Billboard Change Maker Award, which honors an artist or group that speaks truth to power through their music, platform and/or community, will be announced at a later date.

    The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and will stream live on Peacock. This year’s host has not been announced. Nick Jonas served as host last year. Kelly Clarkson hosted the three years before that.

    The 2022 Billboard Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative. Robert Deaton is executive producer.

    Tickets to attend the show are available to the public. Prices start at $90 per ticket and are available for purchase here. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

    Here are the finalists for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards:

    ARTIST AWARDS

    Top Artist
    Doja Cat
    Drake
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Taylor Swift
    The Weeknd

    Top New Artist
    Givēon
    Masked Wolf
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Pooh Shiesty
    The Kid LAROI

    Top Male Artist
    Drake
    Ed Sheeran
    Justin Bieber
    Lil Nas X
    The Weeknd

    Top Female Artist
    Adele
    Doja Cat
    Dua Lipa
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group
    BTS
    Glass Animals
    Imagine Dragons
    Migos
    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

    Top Billboard 200 Artist
    Adele
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Morgan Wallen
    Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Artist
    Doja Cat
    Drake
    Justin Bieber
    Olivia Rodrigo
    The Weeknd

    Top Streaming Songs Artist
    Doja Cat
    Drake
    Lil Nas X
    Olivia Rodrigo
    The Weeknd

    Top Song Sales Artist
    Adele
    BTS
    Dua Lipa
    Ed Sheeran
    Walker Hayes

    Top Radio Songs Artist
    Doja Cat
    Ed Sheeran
    Justin Bieber
    Olivia Rodrigo
    The Weeknd

    Top Billboard Global 200 Artist (NEW)
    Doja Cat
    Ed Sheeran
    Justin Bieber
    Olivia Rodrigo
    The Weeknd

    Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist (NEW)
    BTS
    Dua Lipa
    Ed Sheeran
    Olivia Rodrigo
    The Weeknd

    Top Tour
    Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
    Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
    Harry Styles (Love on Tour)
    The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

    Top R&B Artist
    Doja Cat
    Givēon
    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
    Summer Walker
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Male Artist
    Givēon
    Khalid
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Female Artist
    Doja Cat
    Summer Walker
    SZA

    Top R&B Tour
    Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
    Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
    Usher (The Vegas Residency)

    Top Rap Artist
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Lil Baby
    Moneybagg Yo
    Polo G

    Top Rap Male Artist
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Polo G

    Top Rap Female Artist
    Cardi B
    Latto
    Megan Thee Stallion

    Top Rap Tour
    J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)
    Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)
    Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

    Top Country Artist
    Chris Stapleton
    Luke Combs
    Morgan Wallen
    Taylor Swift
    Walker Hayes

    Top Country Male Artist
    Chris Stapleton
    Luke Combs
    Morgan Wallen

    Top Country Female Artist
    Carrie Underwood
    Miranda Lambert
    Taylor Swift

    Top Country Duo/Group
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Zac Brown Band

    Top Country Tour
    Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
    Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
    Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

    Top Rock Artist
    Glass Animals
    Imagine Dragons
    Machine Gun Kelly
    Måneskin
    twenty one pilots

    Top Rock Tour
    Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
    The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

    Top Latin Artist
    Bad Bunny
    Farruko
    Kali Uchis
    Karol G
    Rauw Alejandro

    Top Latin Male Artist
    Bad Bunny
    Farruko
    Rauw Alejandro

    Top Latin Female Artist
    Kali Uchis
    Karol G
    Rosalía

    Top Latin Duo/Group
    Calibre 50
    Eslabon Armado
    Grupo Firme

    Top Latin Tour
    Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
    Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (Live in Concert)
    Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist
    Calvin Harris
    David Guetta
    Lady Gaga
    Marshmello
    Tiësto

    Top Christian Artist
    Carrie Underwood
    Elevation Worship
    for King & Country
    Lauren Daigle
    Ye

    Top Gospel Artist
    CeCe Winans
    Elevation Worship
    Kirk Franklin
    Maverick City Music
    Ye

    ALBUM AWARDS

    Top Billboard 200 Album
    Adele, 30
    Doja Cat, Planet Her
    Drake, Certified Lover Boy
    Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
    Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

    Top Soundtrack
    Arcane League of Legends
    Encanto
    In The Heights
    Sing 2
    tick, tick…BOOM!

    Top R&B Album
    Doja Cat, Planet Her
    Givēon, When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time
    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), An Evening With Silk Sonic
    Summer Walker, Still Over It
    The Weeknd, Dawn FM

    Top Rap Album
    Drake, Certified Lover Boy
    Moneybagg Yo, A Gangsta’s Pain
    Rod Wave, SoulFly
    The Kid LAROI, F*ck Love
    Ye, Donda

    Top Country Album
    Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
    Lee Brice, Hey World
    Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
    Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)
    Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album

    Top Rock Album
    AJR, OK Orchestra
    Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
    Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
    John Mayer, Sob Rock
    twenty one pilots, Scaled and Icy

    Top Latin Album
    Eslabon Armado, Corta Venas
    J Balvin, Jose
    Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞
    Karol G, KG0516
    Rauw Alejandro, Vice Versa

    Top Dance/Electronic Album
    C418, Minecraft – Volume Alpha
    FKA twigs, Caprisongs
    Illenium, Fallen Embers
    Porter Robinson, Nurture
    Rüfüs Du Sol, Surrender

    Top Christian Album
    Carrie Underwood, My Savior
    CeCe Winans, Believe for It
    Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
    Phil Wickham, Hymn of Heaven
    Ye, Donda

    Top Gospel Album
    CeCe Winans, Believe for It
    Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
    Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
    Maverick City Music & Upperroom, move your heart.
    Ye, Donda

    SONG AWARDS

    Top Hot 100 Song
    Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
    Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
    Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Streaming Song
    Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
    Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
    Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Selling Song
    BTS, “Butter”
    BTS, “Permission to Dance”
    Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
    Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
    Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

    Top Radio Song
    Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
    Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
    Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Collaboration
    Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
    Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON, “Peaches”
    Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Billboard Global 200 Song (NEW)
    Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
    Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
    Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song (NEW)
    BTS, “Butter”
    Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
    Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

    Top Viral Song (NEW)
    Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
    Gayle, “abcdefu”
    Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
    Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
    Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

    Top R&B Song
    Doja Cat & The Weeknd, “You Right”
    Givēon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
    Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Givēon, “Peaches”
    Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave The Door Open”
    WizKid ft. Justin Bieber & Tems, “Essence”

    Top Rap Song
    Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat, “Knife Talk”
    Drake ft. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”
    Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
    Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
    Polo G, “Rapstar”

    Top Country Song
    Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
    Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”
    Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
    Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
    Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

    Top Rock Song
    Coldplay X BTS, “My Universe”
    Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
    Imagine Dragons, “Follow You”
    Måneskin, “Beggin’”
    The Anxiety: Willow & Tyler Cole, “Meet Me at Our Spot”

    Top Latin Song
    Aventura x Bad Bunny, “Volví”
    Bad Bunny, “Yonaguni”
    Farruko, “Pepas”
    Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
    Rauw Alejandro, “Todo De Ti”

    Top Dance/Electronic Song
    Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
    Farruko, “Pepas”
    Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae, “You”
    Tiësto, “The Business”
    Travis Scott & HVME, “Goosebumps”

    Top Christian Song
    Anne Wilson, “My Jesus”
    Ye, “Hurricane”
    Ye, “Moon”
    Ye, “Off The Grid”
    Ye, “Praise God”

    Top Gospel Song
    Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh”
    Ye, “Hurricane”
    Ye, “Moon”
    Ye, “Off the Grid”
    Ye, “Praise God”

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