2018 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

and the nominees are...

2018 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

The nominees in the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been announced, and there’s no surprises – Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt both lead the way with five nominations each.

2018 Billboard Music Awards Nominees (Country Nods):

Top Selling Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
Pink, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Country Song:

"What Ifs," Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina
"Body Like a Backroad," Sam Hunt
"Small Town Boy," Dustin Lynch
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha + Florida Georgia Line
"In Case You Didn't Know," Brett Young

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Camilla Cabella
Cardi B
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

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:

Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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 Christian Album:

Elevation Worship, There Is a Cloud
Hillsong United, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
Mercy Me, Lifer

Top Selling Song:

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Sam Hunt, "Body Like a Back Road"
Imagine Dragons, "Believer"
Imagine Dragons, "Thunder"
Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"


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Twelve-time Billboard Music Awards winner and 17-time nominee Kelly Clarkson will host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.