2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations: The Complete List

It’s time for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards!

The ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, months after the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to delay the annual award show. Kelly Clarkson is returning as the host of the Billboard Music Awards for the third consecutive year.

On Sept. 22, the nominees for the ceremony, including two of the top categories—Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album—were announced. Notable nominees from the categories include Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Khalid and the Jonas Brothers. Previously announced Icon Award recipient Garth Brooks is also set to appear.

Prior to its postponement, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were initially supposed to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Plans for a pandemic-friendly show have not been revealed, but if the Emmys are any indication, there’s no doubt that a virtual awards show can be done!

Find out who’s nominated below:

Top Artist:

Billie Eilish

Jonas Brothers


Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Album

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next

Khalid, Free Spirit

Post Malone, Hollywood’s Bleeding

Taylor Swift, Lover

Top Hot 100 Song

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved” Billie Eilish, “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” Lizzo, “Truth Hurts” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

Top Male Artist

DaBaby Khalid Lil Nas X Post Malone Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish Ariana Grande Halsey Lizzo Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

BTS Dan + Shay Jonas Brothers Maroon 5 Panic! At The Disco

Top New Artist

DaBaby Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):

Mariah Carey Luke Combs Lil Nas X Harry Styles Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:

DaBaby Billie Eilish Khalid Lil Nas X Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

DaBaby Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Post Malone Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist:

Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Post Malone Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Jonas Brothers Khalid Lizzo Shawn Mendes Post Malone

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):

BTS Billie Eilish EXO GOT7 Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:

Elton John Metallica P!nk The Rolling Stones Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown Khalid Lizzo Summer Walker The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:

Chris Brown Khalid The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:

Beyoncé Lizzo Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour:

B2K Janet Jackson Khalid

Top Rap Artist:

DaBaby Juice WRLD Lil Nas X Post Malone Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist:

DaBaby Lil Nas X Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:

Cardi B City Girls Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour:

Drake Post Malone Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:

Kane Brown Luke Combs Dan + Shay Maren Morris Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:

Kane Brown Luke Combs Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist:

Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:

Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:

Eric Church Florida Georgia Line George Strait

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons Panic! At The Disco Tame Impala Tool twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:

Elton John Metallica The Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist:

Anuel AA Bad Bunny J Balvin Ozuna Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Avicii The Chainsmokers DJ Snake Illenium Marshmello

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle Elevation Worship For King & Country Hillsong United Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:

Kirk Franklin Koryn Hawthorne Tasha Cobbs Leonard Sunday Service Choir Kanye West

Top Soundtrack:

“Aladdin” “Descendants 3” “Frozen II” “K-12” by Melanie Martinez “The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe

Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album” Justin Bieber “Changes” Chris Brown “Indigo” Khalid “Free Spirit” Summer Walker “Over It”

Top Rap Album:

DaBaby “Kirk” Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love” Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” Young Thug “So Much Fun”

Top Country Album:

Kane Brown “Experiment” Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get” Maren Morris “Girl” Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road” Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Rock Album: The Lumineers “III” Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind” Tame Impala “The Slow Rush” Tool “Fear Inoculum” Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Latin Album: J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis” Farruko “Gangalee” Maluma “11:11” Romeo Santos “Utopía” Sech “Sueños”

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii “Tim” The Chainsmokers “World War Joy” Illenium “Ascend” Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set” Alan Walker “Different World”

Top Christian Album:

Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live” Casting Crowns “Only Jesus” Hillsong United “People” Skillet “Victorious” Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love” Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen” William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience” Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born” Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Streaming Song:

Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance” Billie Eilish “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lil Tecca “Ran$om” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Selling Song:

Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” Billie Eilish “bad guy” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Radio Song:

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