2018 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Announced

2018 billboard music awards nominees

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are set for May 20th! Check out which country music artists received nominations here...

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been revealed and country music phenoms Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton are among the most-nominated artists this time around with five nominations each!

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The event, hosted by vocal powerhouse Kelly Clarkson, will take place on May 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast via NBC at 8PM ET.

Check out the full list of country nominees below!

2018 Billboard Music Awards: Categories with Country Nominees

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo / Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
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”

Top Christian Album
Elevation Worship, There Is a Cloud
Hillsong United, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
MercyMe, Lifer

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Selling Album
Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Pink, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Selling Song
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Congrats to all of the nominees representing the country music genre! Share this news with other country music fans!

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