Billboard Awards 2018: Performers, Nominees & Must-See Details

On May 20th music’s biggest stars are set to gather at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Because the Billboard Awards features some of today’s hottest artists showcasing our favorite chart-topping hits throughout the year, the award show is also treated as a mini-concert.

With the BBMAs just days away, we’ve got a full list of the nominees, performers and everything else you need to know!

OG American Idol winner singer Kelly Clarkson is set to act as emcee for this year’s awards and is also set to perform as well. The 36-year-old released a statement to the press over her excitement of landing the gig saying,  “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 continued saying, “Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”

Also set to perform at this year’s awards is Ariana Grande, who took an extended hiatus from the public eye following the horrific Manchester terrorist attack last year that left 22 children and adults dead during Grande’s concert.

Also returning to the stage will be Christina Aguilera, who is set to perform her new song “Fall in Line” with Demi Lovato.

As for this year’s Icon Award, singer Janet Jackson is set to receive the show’s top honor as well as take to the stage as well. Jackson tweeted her excitement to fans saying  “I can’t wait!”

Take a look at the rest of the details for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards including the full list of performers and the nominees.


The Billboard Music Awards 2018 Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: NBC
Location:  MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Host: Kelly Clarkson


Confirmed Performers For The 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson
Janet Jackson
Ariana Grande
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
John Legend
BTS
Shawn Mendes


Full List Of Nominees

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

Beyoncé
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 “Fénix”
Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar”
Ozuna “Odisea”
Romeo Santos “Golden”
Shakira “El Dorado”

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Avicii “AVĪCI (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. Beyoncé “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Maluma “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie “Rockabye”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato “No Promises”
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

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

Tristan Thompson Talked About His & Khloe Kardashian’s Daughter True For The First Time
Tristan Thompson Talked About His & Khloe Kardashian’s Daughter True For The First Time
  • 10614935101348454