Here are the finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards – BTS, SB19, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and more

Here are the finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards – BTS, SB19, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and more

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) have revealed their full list of nominees!

Notable finalists include The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, SB19, and BTS.

BTS win fifth straight Top Social Artist title at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The Weeknd is in the lead with a grand total of 16 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Rapper DaBaby trails behind, with 11 nominations including Top Streaming Song and Top Collaboration


Additionally, K-pop groups BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN have scored their first BBMA nominations for Top Social Artist. P-pop boy group SB19 have also debuted in the same category, making history by becoming the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated for a BBMA. BTS have also clinched four nominations, including Top Selling Song for 'Dynamite' and Top Group.  

Last year's ceremony saw Post Malone bring home nine awards, including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Male Artist, making him the biggest winner of the night. Billie Eilish also won Top Female Artist and Top New Artist, while BTS clinched the fan-voted Top Social Artist award for the fourth year in a row.

Here's how to watch the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

According to Billboard, nominees and winners are based on "key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data."

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 May at 8 AM SGT/PHT (8 PM EST, 5 PM PST) on NBC. While musical performers have yet to be announced, the ceremony will be hosted by singer Nick Jonas, replacing three-time emcee Kelly Clarkson.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Top New Artist

Top Streaming Songs

Top Rock Song

Top Rock Album

Top Rock Artist

Top Gospel Artist

Top Gospel Album

Top Gospel Song

Top Country Song

Top Country Album

Top Country Artist

Top Country Male Artist

Top Country Female Artist

Top Country Group/Duo

Top R&B Song

Top R&B Album

Top R&B Artist

Top R&B Male Artist

Top R&B Female Artist

Top Radio Song

Top Christian Song

Top Christian Album

Top Christian Artist

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Top Radio Song Artist

Top Billboard 200 Album

Top Rap Song

Top Rap Album

Top Rap Artist

Top Rap Male Artist

Top Rap Female Artist

Top Latin Song

Top Latin Album

Top Latin Artist

Top Latin Male Artist

Top Latin Female Artist

Top Latin Group/Duo

Top Selling Song

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Top Collaboration 

Top Duo/Group

Top Social Artist

Top Male Artist

Top Female Artist

Top Artist

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Top Song Sales Artist

Top Hot 100 Song