The Weeknd tops the nominees list at Billboard Music Awards 2016
The Weeknd tops the nominees list at Billboard Music Awards 2016Reuters

The final list of nominees for the Billboard Music Awards was announced Monday. From what it looks like, this year's award ceremony will be dominated by some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Canadian pop singer Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye aka The Weeknd will be one of the major highlights of the event. He has received as many as 19 nominations in 16 categories, which is the most for an artiste this year. Justin Bieber has 12 nominations in 11 categories, Drake and Fetty Wap both have 11 nominations in 10 categories and they are followed by Taylor Swift and Adele with eight nominations each.

The award ceremony will take place May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas and will be hosted by American rapper Ludacris and singer Ciara.

The Billboard Music Awards' list of nominees in most categories is quite similar to that of iHeartRadio Music Awards, which concluded last month.

Here are some of the most prominent categories:

Top Artist:


Justin Bieber


Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap


Charlie Puth


Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber


Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:


Selena Gomez

​Ariana Grande


Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5

One Direction

Twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones


Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown



Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:


Fetty Wap


Wiz Khalifa


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 Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

David Guetta

Major Lazer


Check out the full list here and tell us your predictions in the comments.