NIGERIA: Wizkid Bags Seven Nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Nigerian popstar, Wizkid, has been nominated for seven awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards scheduled to hold at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday.

Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the nominations. Wizkid is the only Nigerian artiste to be nominated this year.

He was nominated for the Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration, categories.

Billboard also tweeted on their official account congratulating Wizkid.

Rapper Ludacris and singer Vanessa Hudgens will be the co-hosts of this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Drake, Twenty One Pilots and Rihanna are also dominating the nomination list in four categories at the award.

The Top Billboard 200 Artist list is led by Beyoncé and Drake, as well as late rock icon Prince, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd.

See the full list of nominees below:

Top Female Artist Nominees

Adele

Beyonce

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia

Top Male Artist

Justine Bieber

Drake

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Song

The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer

The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down

Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling

Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Top Billboard 200 Album

Beyonce – Lemonade

Drake – Views

Rihanna – Anti

The Weeknd – Starboy

Twenty One Pilots – BlurryFace

Top Artist

Adele

Beyonce

Justine Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top New Artiste

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn Malik

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Luke Bryan

The Chainsmokers

Nicki Minaj

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

Top Duo/Group

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Florida Georgia Line

Guns N’ Roses

Twenty One Pilots

Top Song Sales Artist

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Song Artist

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber

BTS

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist

Justin Bieber

Beyonce

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist

Beyonce

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour

Beyonce

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

Top Rap Artist

J Cole

Desiigner

Drake

Future

Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour

Drake

Future

Kanye West

Top Country Artist

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin

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