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The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been announced.
Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton lead the country contingent with five nominations apiece.
Sam earned nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Song, as well as all-genre nominations for Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Selling Song (“Body Like a Back Road”).
Chris copped nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album (From A Room: Vol. 1), as well as all-genre nominators for Top Selling Album (From A Room: Vol. 1) and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
Kane Brown picked up three nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (Kane Brown) and Top Country Song (“What Ifs”).
Thomas Rhett nabbed three nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album (Life Changes).
Florida Georgia Line netted three nominations for Top Country Duo/Group, Top Country Tour and Top Country Song (“Meant to Be”).
The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Check out all of the country-centric nominations below.
Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young
Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Top Selling Album
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation
Top Selling Song
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”
Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Sam Hunt
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Top Billboard 200 Artist
Chris Stapleton
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift


Source: Country Weekly

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