Post Malone Leads Billboard Music Award Nominations
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Post Malone attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Tuesday, with Post Malone leading all artists at 16 nods including top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Lil Nas X follows Malone with 13 nominations, while Billie Eilish and Khalid each scored 12 nods.


Malone, Eilish and Khalid will compete for the show’s biggest award, top artist, along with Taylor Swift and Jonas Brothers. Some of the nominees in the 55 categories may feel dated, as this year’s awards reflect the chart period of March 23rd 2019, through March 14th 2020, and, for instance, all 5 nominees for the main song award, top Hot 100 song, were nominated for Grammys earlier this year in January.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on October 14th with Kelly Clarkson hosting, though producers didn’t offer specifics on how the show would be handled during the pandemic.

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