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The Weeknd Is the Leading Nominee for 2016 Billboard Music Awards


The Weeknd at the 2015 American Music Awards; Image Group LA/ABCThe Weeknd is the leading nominee for this year’s 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The R&B singer earned nominations in 16 categories, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist.

Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber is a finalist in 11 categories, while Fetty Wap and Drake will both compete in 10 categories.

Adele and Taylor Swift each have eight nods.

The nominees were announced this morning, beginning with the categories of Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song on ABC’s Good Morning America. Billboard Music Awards hosts Ludacris and Ciara appeared on GMA to unveil those categories.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22, and will air live from coast to coast on ABC.

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