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May 14, 2018

Golden 1 Center Artists Sweep The Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations

By Amanda Maxwell


The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air this Sunday, May 20, 2018. This year the list of nominees is quite impressive. 2018 has been an incredible year for music — from old artists making a come back, to breakout artists dominating the charts. We already know you won't want to miss the BBMAs this year. 

Leading the pack is Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran; each swiping a whopping 15 nominations each. 

On top of all the amazing artists nominated, the night's scheduled performances by Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Janet Jackson, have us counting down until showtime!

See the Golden 1 Center artists who were nominated below!


Icon Award Recipent:

Janet Jackson


Top Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran


Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Ed Sheeran


Top Male Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran


Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers

Imagine Dragons


Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran


Top 100 Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran


Top Streaming Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran


Top Radio Songs Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran


Top Social Artist:

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes


Top Touring Artist:

Guns N’ Roses

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran


Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd


Top R&B Male Artist:

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd


Top R&B Tour:

Bruno Mars

Lionel Richie

The Weeknd


Top Rap Artist:

Kendrick Lamar


Top Rap Male Artist:

Kendrick Lamar


Top Rap Tour:

J. Cole

JAY-Z

Kendrick Lamar


Top Country Artist:

Thomas Rhett


Top Country Male Artist:

Thomas Rhett


Top Country Female Artist:

Miranda Lambert


Top Country Tour:

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill


Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Portugal. The Man

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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Top Rock Tour:

Guns N’ Roses


Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers


Top Billboard 200 Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Ed Sheeran, Divide


Top Selling Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

P!NK, Beautiful Trauma

Ed Sheeran, Divide


Top R&B Album:

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

The Weeknd, Starboy


Top Rap Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.


Top Country Album:

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes


Top Rock Album:

Imagine Dragons, Evolve

Portugal. The Man, Woodstock


Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open


Top Hot 100 Song:

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”


Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”


Top Streaming Song (Video):

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You


Top Selling Song:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”

Imagine Dragons, “Believer”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You”


Top R&B Song:

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”


Top Rap Song:

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”


Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Believer”

Imagine Dragons “Thunder”

Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”


Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”


See the full list of 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations here and don't forget to grab your tickets to see all these nominated artists at Golden 1 Center! 

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