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2016 Billboard Music Awards Basics
2016 Billboard Music Awards Performances
2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees
2016 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet
2016 Billboard Music Awards Winners
2016 Billboard Music Awards LiveTweets

2016 Billboard Music Awards Basics

The 2016 24th Annual Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live for the first time, will air live coast to coast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. on May 22nd.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Performances

The 2016 #BBMAs will include performances by Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign, Troye Sivan, Meghan Trainor, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Nick Jonas featuring Tove Lo, Rihanna and Demi Lovato, as well as the debut of Adele’s music video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and special showcases featuring Britney Spears, Pink, Celine Dion and Madonna.

Britney Spears at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Spears Denise Truscello/BSLV/Getty Images for Brandcasting, Inc

Britney Spears is expected to kick off the show with a medley of her greatest hits in celebration of the Billboard Millennium Award she is being presented with this year. Meanwhile legendary shapeshifter Madonna has been tapped to provide a touching tribute to the Paisley Palace royal himself, Prince.

Celine Dion is set to make a thunderous comeback after a very tragic time with her first performance since the loss of her brother and her husband. She will be giving love to the 1991 Queen hit aptly titled “The Show Must Go On“. Celine will also be presented with the Billboard Icon Award.

And to top it all off in big top fashion, Pink is said to be combining the gravity-defying acrobatics as well as crowd-inspiring theatrics she’s become known for in an all-around incredible live performance of her latest single “Just Like Fire”.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Top Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
​Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Selena Gomez
​Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
​Silentó
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
​Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
​Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer
​Zedd

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
​Hillsong United
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness


(Taylor Swift – 1989 Full Album Video Playlist)

Top Soundtrack:
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album:
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
​Tyrese, Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Rap Album:
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller


(Zac Brown Band – Jeckyll + Hyde Full Album Full Album Video Playlist)

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
twenty one pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
​Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
​ODESZA, In Return
​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
​Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
​Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us
​TobyMac, This Is Not A Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele, “Hello
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd, “The Hills

Top Selling Song:
Adele, “Hello
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again
OMI, “Cheerleader
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song
The Weeknd, “The Hills

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber, “Sorry
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen
The Weeknd, “The Hills
Drake, “Hotline Bling

Top Streaming Song (Video):
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!
​Silentó, “Watch Me
The Weeknd, “The Hills

Top R&B Song:
Alessia Cara “Here
​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
The Weeknd, “The Hills

Top Rap Song:
Drake, “Hotline Bling
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen
​Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
​Silentó, “Watch Me
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over


(Sam Hunt – Breakup in a Small Town – Official Video)

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance
X Ambassadors, “Renegades

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon
​Maluma, “Borro Cassette
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:
​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
​Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky
​MercyMe, “Flawless
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?
Travis Greene, “Intentional
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For

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2016 Billboard Music Awards Winners

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2016 Billboard Music Awards LiveTweets


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