The Billboard Music Awards will be back, on May 20, to deliver awards for the world’s greatest artists. This award promises to highlight some of the greatest artists and tracks of this year, and it’s is without a doubt an honor not only to win but to be nominated. Billboard is taking their time to prepare everything for this year’s edition and decided to drop the full list of nominees for this year’s categories.
In what comes to the EDM Categories, some of the names expected to be there must be The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Odesza and Zedd so, therefore, there is little to no surprise in seeing these Artists feature in the list. The Chainsmokers rack up for potentially six awards! The duo has been not only nominated for all three EDM categories but also for Top Radio Song, Top Duo/Group, and Top Collaboration. Their track “Something Like This”, together with Coldplay, took over the world and these nominations were without a doubt deserved.
The Chainsmokers are facing great competition such as Kygo, Avicii, and ODESZA. Another name that can’t be forgotten is Calvin Harris. The Scotsman dominated last year’s awards but this time he’s up against The Chainsmokers, Kygo, ODESZA, and Marshmello for the Top Dance/Electronic Artist award.
On the overall side of things, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran are some of the names that show up the most often in the nomination list with 15 total nominations each. Post Malone is also one of the most mentioned.
Now we wonder who will win, out of these very tight category awards. Will we see The Chainsmokers with 6 total awards or will we be surprised with the winners?
Check out the EDM List down below:
Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
ODESZA, A Moment Apart
Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”