Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominees

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Khalid and Bebe Rexha announced the first wave of nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on NBC's "Today" Tuesday. 

Full list of nominees:

Top Artist

Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist

Drake
Kenrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Billboard Music Awards 2017: Red Carpet Arrivals

Top Selling Album

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

Top Hot 100 Song

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, "Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)"
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble"
Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like"
Post Malone, "Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

Top New Artist

21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

Top Country Song

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

Finalists and winners are determined based on album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement; data is collected during a 12-month tracking period.

NBC will broadcast the show live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, marking the first year the award show will air on the network. The three-hour telecast will include buzzworthy pop culture moments, major performances and unexpected collaborations.

Tickets to attend the annual event are on sale now.

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