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Kelly Clarkson Confirmed As 2018 Billboard Music Awards Host

Kelly Clarkson Confirmed As 2018 Billboard Music Awards Host

The Billboard Music Awards nominees have officially been announced, and you know what that means: It's time to prepare yourself for a night of epic performances and big wins.

Sheeran, Mars and rap star Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations, 15.

The ceremony for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday May 20.

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U2 will compete against The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Migos for the Top Duo/Group trophy; Coldplay, Guns N' Roses, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran for the Top Touring Artist prize; and Coldplay and Guns N' Roses for the Top Rock Tour honor. Justin Bieber and Cardi B are tied with eight nominations apiece, and the boys behind "Despacito", Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, have seven apiece.

The three musicians landed nominations in categories like Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Hot 100 Song. His first single from that album, "Shape of You", spent 33 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard charts.

According to Billboard, nominations are based on statistics like radio airplay, streaming, touring, social media engagement, and album and song sales from the past 12 months. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music. As a lifelong drummer, he chose to take a hiatus from playing music to report it.


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