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First-Time Finalist The Weeknd Leads With 19 Nods

The Weeknd fans likely can’t feel their faces right now. The singer garnered more Billboard Music Awards nods than any other artist this year.

The Weeknd has 19 nods in 16 categories at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The craziest part? The Weeknd is also a first-time finalist.

The Weekend is a finalist for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (Beauty Behind The Madness), Top R&B Album (Beauty Behind The Madness), Top Hot 100 Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top Hot 100 Song (“The Hills”), Top Selling Song (“The Hills”), Top Radio Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“The Hills”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“The Hills”), Top R&B Song (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Top R&B Song (“Earned It [Fifty Shades of Grey]”) and Top R&B Song (“The Hills”).

If The Weeknd wins all 16 categories, he’ll tie with Whitney Houston for the fourth-most BBMAs wins of all time, other results pending.

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The Weeknd broke through to mainstream stardom in 2015, landing his first two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits with “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.” When the latter replaced the former at the summit, The Weeknd joined an elite group of acts (only 12 to date) that have directly succeeded themselves at No. 1.

He also scored his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which also includes his Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack smash (and No. 3 Hot 100 hit earlier in 2015), “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey).”

Following The Weeknd, Justin Bieber has 12 nods in 11 categories. Justin is a finalist for Top Billboard 200 Album (Purpose), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Sorry”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“What Do You Mean”), Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Media Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Where Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex).

Drake and Fetty Wap both have 11 nods in 10 categories. Drake is a finalist for Top Rap Album (What A Time To Be Alive), Top Rap Album (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Top Rap Song (“Hotline Bling”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) ““Hotline Bling”), Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Song Sales Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist.

Fetty Wap is a finalist for Top Hot 100 Song (“Trap Queen”), Top Rap Song (“Trap Queen”), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Trap Queen”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Trap Queen”), Top Rap Song (“679” ft. Remy Boyz), Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Song Sales Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist.

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Check out the full list of 2017 winners here.

 

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