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Billboard Music Awards 2023 Announces Finalists; Taylor Swift leads

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) 2023 have just announced their finalists and, as expected, Taylor Swift had the highest number of mentions, participating in 20 categories — and the singer is already the biggest female winner of all time. awards, with 29 victories.

In this edition Taylor has a chance to surpass Drake, who has 34 BBMAs, and who this year had 14 mentions, in addition to taking another record from the rapper, for the most awards won in one night — Drake received 13 awards at the 2017 ceremony.

Following the list of finalists, we have Morgan Wallen and SZA, runners-up, with 17 mentions each; followed by The Weeknd (16); Drake and Zach Bryan (14); Luke Combs (10); 21 Savage, Metro Boomin and Miley Cyrus (nine each); Beyoncé and Rema (seven each); Bad Bunny and Featherweight (six each); and Ariana Grande, David Guetta, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, NewJeans and Selena Gomez (five each).

Presentations and awards will be broadcast on the BBMA and Billboard social channels, as well as on the official awards website on November 19th. The artists who will perform during the ceremony will be revealed from November 6th.

This year, the awards are launching new categories to recognize styles that have grown in popularity such as K-pop and Afrobeats, as well as best songwriter and producer on the Hot 100, among others.

Two legends stand out at this year’s awards: Whitney Houston, who has accumulated 16 BBMAs awards, is a posthumous finalist for best gospel album for “I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston”.

And Elton John is a finalist in two categories this year: best rock touring artist and best dance/electronic song, for “Hold Me Closer”, a collaboration with Britney Spears.

At the BBMAs, winners are determined by year-end Billboard chart performance metrics, which measure music consumption between November 19, 2022, to October 21, 2023.

Top Artist

  • Drake
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Ice Spice
  • Jelly Roll
  • Featherweight
  • Zach Bryan

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • The Weeknd
  • Zach Bryan

Top Female Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • Eslabon Armado
  • Fifty Fifty
  • Power Ruled
  • Frontera Group
  • Metallica

Top Artist Billboard 200

  • Drake
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Top Artist Hot 100

  • Drake
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

Top Composer Hot 100 (new)

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Jack Antonoff
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zach Bryan

Top Producer Hot 100 (new)

  • Jack Antonoff
  • Joey Moi
  • Metro Boomin
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zach Bryan

Top Artist in Music Streaming

  • Drake
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zach Bryan

Top Song Artist on Radio

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top Artist in Song Sales

  • Jason Aldean
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Oliver Anthony Music
  • Taylor Swift

Top Artist Billboard Global 200

  • Bad Bunny
  • Morgan Wallen
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top Global Billboard Artist (US Exclusively)

  • Bad Bunny
  • Ed Sheeran
  • NewJeans
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Chris Brown
  • Rihanna
  • SZA
  • The Weeknd

Top Male R&B Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • Miguel
  • The Weeknd

Top Female R&B Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

Top R&B Tour

  • Beyonce
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • Lil Baby
  • Metro Boomin
  • Travis Scott

Top Male Rap Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • Travis Scott

Top Female Rap Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ice Spice
  • Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour

  • 50 Cent
  • Drake
  • Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zach Bryan

Top Male Country Artist

  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Zach Bryan

Top Female Country Artist

  • Lainey Wilson
  • Megan Moroney
  • Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee
  • Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour

  • George Strait
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Artist

  • Jelly Roll
  • Noah Kahan
  • Stephen Sanchez
  • Steve Lacy
  • Zach Bryan

Top Rock Duo/Group (new)

  • Arctic monkeys
  • Foo Fighters
  • Metallica

Top Rock Tour

  • Coldplay
  • Depeche Mode
  • Elton John

Top Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Power Ruled
  • Karol G
  • Featherweight

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Featherweight
  • Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Female Artist

  • Karol G
  • ROSALÍA
  • Shakira

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Eslabon Armado
  • Power Ruled
  • Frontera Group

Top Latin Tour

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Karol G
  • RBD

Top Global K-Pop Artist (new)

  • Jimin
  • NewJeans
  • Stray Kids
  • TOMORROW
  • TWICE

Top K-Pop Tour (new)

  • BLACKPINK
  • SUGA
  • TWICE

Top Afrobeats Artist (new)

  • Burna Boy
  • Libianca
  • Rema
  • tems
  • Wizkid

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Drake
  • Tiësto

Top Christian Music Artist

  • Brandon Lake
  • Elevation Worship
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Phil Wickham

Top Gospel Artist

  • CeCe Winans
  • Elevation Worship
  • Kanye West
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Maverick City Music

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss
  • Metro Boomin, HEROES & VILLAINS
  • Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time
  • SZA, SOS
  • Taylor Swift, Midnights

Top Soundtrack

  • Barbie: The Album
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • ELVIS
  • Metro Boomin Presents Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Top R&B Album

  • Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
  • Brent Faiyaz, WASTELAND
  • Drake, Honestly, Nevermind
  • Steve Lacy, Gemini Rights
  • SZA, SOS

Top Rap Album

  • Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss
  • Future, I Never Liked You
  • Lil Baby, It’s Only Me
  • Metro Boomin, HEROES & VILLAINS
  • Travis Scott, UTOPIA

Top Country Album

  • Luke Combs, Gettin’ Old
  • Luke Combs, Growin’ Up
  • Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time
  • Taylor Swift, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
  • Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak

Top Rock Album

  • HARDY, the mockingbird & THE CROW
  • Jelly Roll, Whitsitt Chapel
  • Noah Kahan, Stick Season
  • Steve Lacy, Gemini Rights
  • Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak

Top Latin Music Album

  • Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
  • Eslabon Armed, UNVEILED
  • Ivan Cornejo, Dañado
  • Karol G, MAÑANA WILL BE BEAUTIFUL
  • Featherweight, GENESIS

Top K-Pop Album (new)

  • Jimin, FACE
  • NewJeans, 2nd EP ‘Get Up’
  • Stray Kids, 5-STAR
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION
  • TWICE, READY TO BE: 12th Mini Album

Top Dance/Electronic Music Album

  • Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
  • Drake, Honestly, Nevermind
  • ILLENIUM, ILLENIUM
  • Kim Petras, Feed the Beast
  • Tiësto, DRIVE

Top Christian Music Album

  • Anne Wilson, My Jesus
  • Brandon Lake, House of Miracles
  • CAIN, Rise Up
  • Elevation Worship, LION
  • Lauren Daigle, Lauren Daigle

Top Gospel Album

  • Jonathan McReynolds, My Truth
  • Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Kingdom Book One
  • Tye Tribbett, All Things New
  • Whitney Houston, I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston
  • Zacardi Cortez, Imprint (Live in Memphis)

Top Music Hot 100

  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
  • SZA, “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”

Top Streaming Music

  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
  • SZA, “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”
  • Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”

Top Music on Radio

  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Die for You”

Top Music in Sales

  • Jason Aldean, “Try That in a Small Town”
  • Jimin, ‘Like Crazy”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Oliver Anthony Music, “Rich Men North of Richmond”
  • Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”

Top Collaboration

  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • Sam Smith & Kim Petras, “Unholy”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Die for You”

Top Music Billboard Global 200

  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • SZA, “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Die for You”

Top Music Billboard Global (US Exclusively)

  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
  • Harry Styles, “As It Was”
  • Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Die for You”

Top R&B Music

  • Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, “Creepin’”
  • Miguel, “Sure Thing”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Die for You”
  • SZA, “Kill Bill”
  • SZA, “Snooze”

Top Rap Music

  • Coi Leray, “Players”
  • Drake & 21 Savage, “Rich Flex”
  • Gunna, “fukumean”
  • Lil Durk ft. J. Cole, “All My Life”
  • Toosii, “Favorite Song”

Top Country Music

  • Bailey Zimmerman, “Rock and a Hard Place”
  • Luke Combs, “Fast Car”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”
  • Morgan Wallen, “You Proof”
  • Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”

Top Rock Music

  • Jelly Roll, “Need A Favor”
  • Stephen Sanchez, “Until I Found You”
  • Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”
  • Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything”
  • Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”

Top Latin Music

  • Eslabon Armado x Featherweight, “Ella Baila Sola”
  • Fuerza Regida x Grupo Frontera, “Bebe Dame”
  • Grupo Frontera x Bad Bunny, “un x100to”
  • Karol G & Shakira, “TQG”
  • Yng Lvcas x Featherweight, “La Bebe”

Top K-Pop Music (new)

  • Fifty Fifty, “Cupid”
  • Jimin, “Like Crazy”
  • Jungkook ft. Latto, “Seven”
  • NewJeans, “Ditto”
  • NewJeans, “OMG”

Top Music by Afrobeats Song (new)

  • Ayra Starr, “Rush”
  • Libianca, “People”
  • Oxlade, “KU LO SA”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
  • Victony, Rema, & Tempoe ft. Don Toliver, “Soweto”

Top Dance/Electronic Music

  • Bizarrap & Shakira, “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”
  • David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Coi Leray, “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”
  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
  • Elton John & Britney Spears, “Hold Me Closer”
  • Tiësto ft. Tate McRae, “10:35”

Top Christian Music

  • Brandon Lake, “Gratitude”
  • Chris Tomlin, “Holy Forever”
  • for KING & COUNTRY with Jordin Sparks, “Love Me Like I Am”
  • Lauren Daigle, “Thank God I Do”
  • Phil Wickham, “This Is Our God”

Top Gospel Music

  • CeCe Winans, “Goodness of God”
  • Crowder & Dante Bowe ft. Maverick City Music, “God Really Loves Us”
  • Elevation Worship ft. Chandler Moore & Tiffany Hudson, “More Than Able”
  • Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin ft. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore, “Fear is Not My Future”
  • Zacardi Cortez, “Lord Do It for Me (Live in Memphis)”

Source: CNN Brasil

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