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The 2022 Billboard Music Awards Are Airing on NBC, and the Nominations Are Here

Doja Cat and The Weeknd are the most-nominated Artists of the year.

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The 2022 Billboard Music Awards ceremony is officially slated to air live on NBC on May 15 at 8 p.m ET. And the nominees have been revealed.

Leading the pack are The Weeknd with a total of 17 nominations—his “Save Your Tears (Remix)” collab with The Voice Coach Ariana Grande has six—and Doja Cat with 14. Other highlights include Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo, who each have 13. On Thursday, April 14, it was announced Mary J. Blige will receive the distinguished Billboard Icon Award at the ceremony. Only 10 other performers have received this honor: Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and P!NK.

See the full list of nominees, below. 

2022 Billboard Music Award Nominations

Top Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Givēon
  • Masked Wolf
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Pooh Shiesty
  • The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • BTS
  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Adele
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

  • Adele
  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Walker Hayes

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist

  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Tour

  • Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
  • Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
  • Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
  • Harry Styles (Love on Tour)
  • The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Want more music content? Check out American Song Contest, NBC's new music competition show where Artists from 50 U.S. states, five territories, and Washington, D.C perform original songs—and viewers decide which one is the best. It airs every Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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