RLITM's Billboard Award Picks

April 11, 2017

Dreamstime

The Billboard Music Awards Nominations were announced yesterday and will air on ABC on Sunday, May 21st.  Here are Rob Lucas and Producer Erika have their predictions of who is going to win! 

General Categories

Top Female Artist
Adele - E
Beyonce 
Ariana Grande - R
Rihanna
Sia

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber - R
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes 
The Weeknd - E

Top Hot 100 Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer” - R & E 
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkida & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce – Lemonade
Drake – Views
Rihanna – Anti
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface - R & E 
The Weeknd – Starboy

Top Artist
Adele - E
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande - R
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Uzi London
Lukas Graham - R  
Zayn Malik - E

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line - R
Guns n Roses
Twenty One Pilots - E 

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber 
BTS
Selena Gomez - E
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes - R

Top Touring Artist
Justin Bieber
Beyonce
Coldplay - E
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - R

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album
Hamilton Musical - R & E 
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad
Trolls

Pop And Dance

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers - R & E 
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Dance/Electronic Album
The Chainsmokers – Bouquet/Collage - R
Flume – Skin - E
Kygo – Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough

Top Selling Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” - R
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens” - E

Country

Top Country Artist
Florida Georgia Line 
Blake Shelton - E
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan - E
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean – They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots - E
Blake Shelton – If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Keith Urban – Ripcord

Rap and R&B

Top R&B Album
Beyonce – Lemonade
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic - E
Frank Ocean – Blonde - R
Rihanna – Anti
The Weeknd – Starboy

Top Rap Album
J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake – Views
Kevin Gates – Islah
DJ Khaled – Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thanks 4 Your Service - E

Top R&B Artist
Beyonce 
Bruno Mars - R & E 
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour
Beyonce - E
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist
J Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future - E
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake 
Future - E
Kanye West