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The full list of the Billboard nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards is out and it will be airing on NBC on May 20. Kendrick Lamar is at the top for Hip Hop artists with 15 BBMA nominations, including Top Artist and he will be competing against Drake and Bruno Mars, amongst others.

 

Cardi B is up for eight awards, including the Billboard Chart Achievement Award. She will be on against 21 Savage and Kodak Black for Top New Artist. Drake and Lamar are competing against Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert and Migos for Top Rap Artist. Bhad Bhabie, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj will be contending against each for Top Rap Female Artist. French Montana and Swae Lee are up Top Rap Song for “Unforgettable,” XXXTENTACION is up for R&B Album Of The Year for 17 and TDE’s Black Panther Album is nominated for Best Soundtrack.

 

Full List of Hip Hop and R&B Related 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 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 Latin Artist

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi

Ozuna

Romeo Santos

 

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

XXXTENTANCION, 17

 

Top Rap Album

Drake, More Life

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2

Migos, Culture

Post Malone, Stoney

 

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 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 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”

 

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