Drake, Chainsmokers top Billboard nominations
NEW YORK (AP):
Rapper Drake and EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the top contenders at the Billboard Music Awards with 22 nominations each.
Dick Clark productions announced yesterday that the performers set a record for most nominations in a year.
The 2017 awards show will air live on May 21 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Other big contenders include twenty-one pilots (17 nominations) and Rihanna (14).
Nominees for the biggest award, top artiste, include Adele, BeyoncE, Justin Bieber, the Chainsmokers, Drake, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, twenty one pilots, and the Weeknd.
The Billboard Awards have 52 categories. The show will air live on ABC.