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The Weeknd, Doja Cat Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

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The Weeknd is a top finalist for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

The XO singer leads in 17 categories, the most of any artist this year, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top 100 Artist. His collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix),” is up for six awards.

Last year, he took home 10 awards, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist, bringing his career total wins to 19.

Fresh off her first Grammy win, Doja Cat scores 14 nominations including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Hot 100 Song. Her single “Kiss Me More” with SZA is up for Top Hot 100 Song and Top Collaboration.

Justin Bieber is not far behind with 13 nods, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Streaming Song for “Stay” with The Kid LAROI.

Kanye West aka Ye is also a finalist for 13 awards across the gospel, Christian, and rap categories. DONDA is up for Top Rap Album, Top Gospel Album, and Top Christian Album.

Last year’s Artist of the Decade, Drake, picks up 10 this year including Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Rap Artist.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

2022 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Top Artist


Doja Cat


Drake


Olivia Rodrigo


Taylor Swift


The Weeknd

Top New Artist


Givēon


Masked Wolf


Olivia Rodrigo


Pooh Shiesty


The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist


Drake


Ed Sheeran


Justin Bieber


Lil Nas X


The Weeknd

Top Female Artist


Adele


Doja Cat


Dua Lipa


Olivia Rodrigo


Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group


BTS


Glass Animals


Imagine Dragons


Migos


Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist


Adele


Drake


Juice WRLD


Morgan Wallen


Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist


Doja Cat


Drake


Justin Bieber


Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist


Doja Cat


Drake


Lil Nas X


Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist


Adele


BTS


Dua Lipa


Ed Sheeran


Walker Hayes

Top Radio Songs Artist


Doja Cat


Ed Sheeran


Justin Bieber


Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist


Doja Cat


Ed Sheeran


Justin Bieber


Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist


BTS


Dua Lipa


Ed Sheeran


Olivia Rodrigo


The Weeknd

Top R&B Artist


Doja Cat


Givēon


Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)


Summer Walker


The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist


Givēon


Khalid


The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist


Doja Cat


Summer Walker


SZA

Top R&B Tour


Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)


Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)


Usher (The Vegas Residency)

Top Rap Artist


Drake


Juice WRLD


Lil Baby


Moneybagg Yo


Polo G

Top Rap Male Artist


Drake


Juice WRLD


Polo G

Top Rap Female Artist


Cardi B


Latto


Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour


J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)


Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)


Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Top Christian Artist


Carrie Underwood


Elevation Worship


for King & Country


Lauren Daigle


Ye

Top Gospel Artist


CeCe Winans


Elevation Worship


Kirk Franklin


Maverick City Music


Ye

Top Billboard 200 Album


Adele – 30


Doja Cat – Planet Her


Drake – Certified Lover Boy


Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album


Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR

Top R&B Album


Doja Cat – Planet Her


Givēon – When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time


Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – An Evening With Silk Sonic


Summer Walker – Still Over It


The Weeknd – Dawn FM

Top Rap Album


Drake – Certified Lover Boy


Moneybagg Yo – A Gangsta’s Pain


Rod Wave – SoulFly


The Kid LAROI – F*ck Love


Ye – Donda

Top Christian Album


Carrie Underwood – My Savior


CeCe Winans – Believe for It


Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement


Phil Wickham – Hymn of Heaven


Ye – Donda

Top Gospel Album


CeCe Winans – Believe for It


Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement


Maverick City Music – Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition


Maverick City Music & Upperroom – move your heart.


Ye – Donda

Top Hot 100 Song


Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”


Dua Lipa, “Levitating”


Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Streaming Song


Dua Lipa, “Levitating”


Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”


Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Selling Song


BTS, “Butter”


BTS, “Permission to Dance”


Dua Lipa, “Levitating”


Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”


Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Radio Song


Dua Lipa, “Levitating”


Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”


Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Collaboration


Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”


Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON, “Peaches”


Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global 200 Song


Dua Lipa, “Levitating”


Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”


Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song


BTS, “Butter”


Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”


Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”


The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Viral Song


Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”


Gayle, “abcdefu”


Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”


Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”


Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top R&B Song


Doja Cat & The Weeknd, “You Right”


Givēon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”


Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Givēon, “Peaches”


Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave The Door Open”


WizKid ft. Justin Bieber & Tems, “Essence”

Top Rap Song


Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat, “Knife Talk”


Drake ft. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”


Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”


Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”


Polo G, “Rapstar”

Top Gospel Song


Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh”


Ye, “Hurricane”


Ye, “Moon”


Ye, “Off the Grid”


Ye, “Praise God”

Top Christian Song


Anne Wilson, “My Jesus”


Ye, “Hurricane”


Ye, “Moon”


Ye, “Off The Grid”


Ye, “Praise God”

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