The full list of artists that have been nominated for the coveted 2017 Billboard Music Awards is officially out, and it’s gonna make you go bonkers!
Although the nominations see a diverse array of names in each category, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and Rihanna currently have the top honour of securing the most nods for multiple categories. Among them, Drake and The Chainsmokers just made history by tying the all-time record for bagging the most nominations in a single year a cool 22 each.
The behemoths are followed by Twenty One Pilots with 17 nods, Rihanna with 14, and The Weeknd with 13. The Awards and the nominations are based on the ‘fan interactions’ with music and the Billboard charts, which explains the numbers for Drake and The Chainsmokers. Both the artists have been on a roll since 2016, creating new work, receiving critical acclaim, and steadily raking up those massive numbers.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will air on Vh1 India on 22 May 2017 at 6.30 am, with a prime time repeat at 9 pm.