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The Weeknd Leads The Billboard Music Awards Finalists In 16 Categories

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Ever since he dropped 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd has been writing his own headlines. Staying at the top of the nomination pack for the Grammys, the JUNO Awards and now the Billboard Music Awards, the R&B singer continues to enjoy his seemingly unstoppable ride.

The Billboard Music Awards announced their finalists today with The Weeknd scoring 19 nods in 16 categories. Not far behind are fellow Canadians Justin Bieber (finalist 12 times in 11 categories) and Drake (finalist 11 times in 10 categories). It’s a fitting lead into the award show, with the trio making history in 2015 when the top three Billboard spots were held by Canadians.

Taylor Swift and Adele round up the heavy hitter categories, each nabbing 8 nominations.

MMVA performer Alessia Cara also scored a nomination for Top R&B song for her breakout single Here, a category that pits the singer against fellow Toronto native The Weeknd, who has three songs nominated in the category.

Check out the list of finalists below. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards air May 22 and will be hosted by Ciara and Ludacris.

Top Artist:

Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
​Silentó
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
​Silentó
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
Silentó

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
Zedd

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 & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

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 Dance/Electronic Album:

David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
​ODESZA, In Return
​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
​Zedd, True Colors

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, Hello
Fetty Wap, Trap Queen
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again
The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd, The Hills

Top Selling Song:

Adele, Hello
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again
OMI, Cheerleader
Rachel Platten, Fight Song
The Weeknd, The Hills

Top Radio Song:

Adele, Hello
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again
Mark Ronson Featuring 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 ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!
​Silentó, Watch Me
The Weeknd, The Hills

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara Here
​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene 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, 679 feat. Remy Boyz
​Silentó, Watch Me
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Top Rock Song:

Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman
Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s
twenty one pilots, Stressed Out
Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance
X Ambassadors, Renegades

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, Roses
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, You Know You Like It
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, Hey Mama
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, Lean On
Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber