Billboard Music Awards 2016 Nominees: The Full List

The Weeknd leads with 19 nominations, followed by Justin Bieber with 12 nods

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The Weeknd is the one to beat.

The singer – who topped the charts twice in 2015 with "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face" – received 19 nominations in 16 categories at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, more than any other group or artist. Justin Bieber earned 12 nods, followed by Drake and Fetty Wapp, who tied with 11 nominations apiece. Meanwhile, Adele is a finalist in eight categories and is a contender to earn the most Billboard Music Awards wins of any artist in history, a record currently held by Taylor Swift, who has 20 wins.

Hosts Ciara and Ludacris appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday to announce the finalists in six categories: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. After the broadcast, five more categories were announced via Billboard Music Award's Facebook and Periscope. The final categories were live-streamed on ABC News.

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The Billboard Music Awards will air live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. "It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara," Ludacris told E! News in a statement last week. "I'm looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue."

"The Billboard Music Awards is one of best awards shows to honor chart success. My great friend Ludacris and I have also shared songs together on the Billboard chart," Ciara said, referring to "Oh" and "Ride". "I look forward to sharing the stage with him on this special night. It will definitely be a night to remember!"

Here is the full list of 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominees:

Top Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silent

Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5

One Direction

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Silent

The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:

Madonna

One Direction

The Rolling Stones

Taylor Swift

U2

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silent

Top Country Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

twenty one pilots

WALK THE MOON

X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizrraga

Juan Gabriel

Nicky Jam

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Zedd

Top Christian Artist:

Casting Crowns

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong UNITED

MercyMe

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Tasha Cobbs

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, "25"

Justin Bieber, "Purpose"

Ed Sheeran, "x"

Taylor Swift, "1989"

The Weeknd, "Beauty Behind the Madness"

Top Soundtrack:

"Empire": Original Soundtrack From Season 1

"Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Furious 7"

"Guardians of the Galaxy": Awesome Mix Vol. 1

"Pitch Perfect 2"

Top R&B Album:

Chris Brown, Royalty

Rihanna, Anti

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Tyrese, Black Rose

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Top Rap Album:

Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake and Future, What a Time to Be Alive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

David Bowie, Blackstar

Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams

Mumford &Sons, Wilder Mind

twenty one pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel, Los Do

Juan Gabriel, Mis Nmero 1...40 Aniversario

Man, Cama Incendiada

Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Mas Fuerte

Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

David Guetta, Listen

Major Lazer, Peace Is the Mission

ODESZA, In Return

Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack

Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be

Hillsong UNITED, Empires

Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important to Us

TobyMac, This Is Not a Test

Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy, Everyday Jesus

Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, "Hello"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Selling Song:

Adele, "Hello"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

OMI, "Cheerleader"

Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Radio Song:

Adele, "Hello"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"

WALK THE MOON, "Shut Up and Dance"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber, "Sorry"

Justin Bieber, "What Do You Mean"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"

Silent, "Watch Me"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara, "Here"

Omarion feat. Chris Brown and Jhen Aiko, "Post to Be"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Rap Song:

Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boz, "679"

Silent, "Watch Me"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Top Country Song:

Sam Hunt, "Break Up in a Small Town"

Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"

Chris Young, "I'm Comin' Over"

Top Rock Song:

Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"

Elle King, "Ex's &Oh's"

twenty one pilot,s "Stressed Out"

WALK THE MOON, "Shut Up And Dance"

X Ambassadors, "Renegades"

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin, "Ginza"

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, "Te Metiste"

Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias, "El Perdon"

Maluma, "Borro Cassette"

Romeo Santos, "Propuesta Indecente"

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, "Roses"

DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge, "You Know You Like It"

David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, "Hey Mama"

Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. M, "Lean On"

Skrillex and Diplo, "Where Are Now" with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:

Hillsong UNITED, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

Hillsong UNITED, "Touch The Sky"

MercyMe, "Flawless"

NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Gavin DeGraw, "Brother"

Chris Tomlin, "Good Good Father"

Top Gospel Song:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy, "Worth"

Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, "I Luh God"

Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"

Travis Greene, "Intentional"

Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting For"

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