Billboard Music Awards Announce Nominees (and There Are No Female Country Music Nominees)

Billboard Music Awards Announce Nominees (and There Are No Female Country Music Nominees)

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Not that the Billboard Music Awards are super reflective of the ever-changing tides of country music or anything, but this year’s nominee list, particularly the country categories are intriguing.

Luke Bryan is nominated for a big overall award, but not for Top Country Artist. Also, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller got a nod. Even though it is literally 2 years old.

There’s no love for any female country artists– even in a year when Carrie Underwood dominated the charts, sales and touring. The Dixie Chicks were nominated for Top Country Tour, but that’s likely to enrage country music fans even more than imaginable.


2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominees:

Top Artist:

Adele

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd


Top Female Artist:

Adele

Beyoncé

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia


Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Luke Bryan

The Chainsmokers

Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Florida Georgia Line

Guns N’ Roses

Twenty One Pilots


Top Country Artist:

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean


Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean They Don’t Know

Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots

Blake Shelton If I’m Honest

Chris Stapleton Traveller

Keith Urban Ripcord


Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Beyoncé

Drake

Prince Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

BTS

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:

Justin Bieber

Beyoncé

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:

Beyoncé

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:

Beyoncé

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake

Future

Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour:

Drake

Future

Kanye West

Top Rock Artist:

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

Tamela Mann

Hezekiah Walker

Warner Brothers

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyoncé Lemonade

Drake Views

Rihanna Anti

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

The Weeknd Starboy


Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

Hamilton: An American Musical

Moana

Purple Rain

Suicide Squad: The Album

Trolls


Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé Lemonade

Bruno Mars 24K Magic

Frank Ocean Blonde

Rihanna Anti

The Weeknd Starboy


Top Rap Album:

Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake Views

Kevin Gates Islah

DJ Khaled Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service


Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers Cleopatra

Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface


Top Latin Album:

J Balvin Energia

CNCO Primera Cita

Juan Gabriel Los Dúo 2

Juan Gabriel Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes

Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Recuerden Mi Estilo