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2022 Billboard Music Awards: See a full list of finalists

The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and Olivia Rodrigo are among most-nominated artists.
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The Billboard Music Awards announced their 2022 finalists on Friday. The awards show, which honors the year's most popular artists across 62 categories, will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, May 15. 

The show, put on by the music publication Billboard, is also unveiling five new categories this year, based around global charts or virality on social media platforms.

The brand-new top viral song award category will honor some of the songs that made it big on TikTok, including “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA, “abcdefu” by Gayle, “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals, “Astronaut in The Ocean” by Masked Wolf and “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes.

So, who is nominated for a 2022 Billboard Music Award — including in these new categories? We'll go over a few of the finalists, before heading into the nominations list.

These are a few of the leading finalists at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The Weeknd leads among the finalists, nominated in 17 categories, including top artist, top male artist, top Hot 100 artist and top streaming songs artist. He’s also nominated in Billboard’s new category, top Billboard global 200 artist. 

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The Weeknd is up for 17 awards, including one for his collaboration with Ariana Grande on "Save Your Tears."Christopher Polk / NBC

With 14 nominations, Doja Cat could soon place a Billboard Music Award next to her Grammy.

Justin Bieber is the third-most decorated artist in BBMA history, and with 13 nominations, he may be adding to his 21 wins. His song "Peaches," which he performed at the Grammys, got a nod.

Olivia Rodrigo, who took home three Grammys last weekend — and dropped and broke one of them — is a finalist in 13 categories, including top artist, top new artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for “SOUR.”

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Drake, the most decorated artist in BBMA history, is an 11-time finalist this year in categories like top artist, top male artist, top rap artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top Hot 100 artist.

Ye’s album “Donda" will compete alongside Drake's "Certified Lover Boy” for top rap album. “Donda” is also up for top gospel album and top Christian album.

Taylor Swift won big in the country categories in the early 2010s before switching to more nominations in pop categories. Following the re-release of her albums "Fearless" and "Red," her presence is felt in the country categories. Swift has 25 previous wins, making her the second most decorated artist and most decorated female artist at the Billboard awards.

Other notable finalists include Dua Lipa; Ed Sheeran; BTS, who is up for top group or duo this year; GIVĒON; and Dua Lipa.

Here are the nominees for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

Below, find the finalists for all the categories at this year's BBMAs.

Top Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Givēon
  • Masked Wolf
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Pooh Shiesty
  • The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • BTS
  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Adele
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

  • Adele
  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Walker Hayes

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist

  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

Top Tour

  • Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
  • Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
  • Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
  • Harry Styles (Love on Tour)
  • The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top R&B Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Givēon
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
  • Summer Walker
  • The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Polo G

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Latto
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Top Country Artist

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Taylor Swift
  • Walker Hayes

Top Country Male Artist

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift

Top Country Tour

  • Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
  • Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
  • Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist

  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Måneskin
  • twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour

  • Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
  • Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
  • The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Farruko
  • Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Female Artist

  • Kali Uchis
  • Karol G
  • Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Calibre 50
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Grupo Firme

Top Latin Tour

  • Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
  • Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (Live in Concert)
  • Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Lady Gaga
  • Marshmello
  • Tiësto

Top Christian Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Elevation Worship
  • for King & Country
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Ye

Top Gospel Artist

  • CeCe Winans
  • Elevation Worship
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Maverick City Music
  • Ye

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Adele, "30"
  • Doja Cat, "Planet Her"
  • Drake, "Certified Lover Boy"
  • Morgan Wallen, "Dangerous: The Double Album"
  • Olivia Rodrigo, "SOUR"

Top Soundtrack

  • "Arcane League of Legends"
  • "Encanto"
  • "In The Heights"
  • "Sing 2"
  • "tick, tick…BOOM!"

Top R&B Album

  • Doja Cat, "Planet Her"
  • Givēon, "When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time"
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), "An Evening With Silk Sonic"
  • Summer Walker, "Still Over It"
  • The Weeknd, "Dawn FM"

Top Rap Album

  • Drake, "Certified Lover Boy"
  • Moneybagg Yo, "A Gangsta’s Pain"
  • Rod Wave, "SoulFly"
  • The Kid LAROI, "F*ck Love"
  • Ye, "Donda"

Top Country Album

  • Florida Georgia Line, "Life Rolls On"
  • Lee Brice, "Hey World"
  • Taylor Swift, "Fearless (Taylor’s Version)"
  • Taylor Swift, "Red (Taylor’s Version)"
  • Walker Hayes, "Country Stuff: The Album"

Top Rock Album

  • AJR, "OK Orchestra"
  • Coldplay, "Music of the Spheres"
  • Imagine Dragons, "Mercury — Act 1"
  • John Mayer, "Sob Rock"
  • twenty one pilots, "Scaled and Icy"

Top Latin Album

  • Eslabon Armado, "Corta Venas"
  • J Balvin, "Jose"
  • Kali Uchis, "Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞"
  • Karol G, "KG0516"
  • Rauw Alejandro, "Vice Versa"

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • C418, "Minecraft — Volume Alpha"
  • FKA twigs, "Caprisongs"
  • Illenium, "Fallen Embers"
  • Porter Robinson, "Nurture"
  • Rüfüs Du Sol, "Surrender"

Top Christian Album

  • Carrie Underwood, "My Savior"
  • CeCe Winans, "Believe for It"
  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, "Old Church Basement"
  • Phil Wickham, "Hymn of Heaven"
  • Ye, "Donda"

Top Gospel Album

  • CeCe Winans, "Believe for It"
  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, "Old Church Basement"
  • Maverick City Music, "Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition"
  • Maverick City Music & Upperroom, "move your heart."
  • Ye, "Donda"

Top Hot 100 Song

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
  • Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Streaming Song

  • Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
  • Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Selling Song

  • BTS, “Butter”
  • BTS, “Permission to Dance”
  • Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
  • Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Radio Song

  • Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Collaboration

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON, “Peaches”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global 200 Song

  • Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song 

  • BTS, “Butter”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
  • Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Viral Song

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
  • Gayle, “abcdefu”
  • Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
  • Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
  • Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top R&B Song

  • Doja Cat & The Weeknd, “You Right”
  • Givēon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Givēon, “Peaches”
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave The Door Open”
  • WizKid ft. Justin Bieber & Tems, “Essence”

Top Rap Song

  • Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat, “Knife Talk”
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
  • Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
  • Polo G, “Rapstar”

Top Country Song

  • Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”
  • Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
  • Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
  • Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Rock Song

  • Coldplay X BTS, “My Universe”
  • Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
  • Imagine Dragons, “Follow You”
  • Måneskin, “Beggin’”
  • The Anxiety: Willow & Tyler Cole, “Meet Me at Our Spot”

Top Latin Song

  • Aventura x Bad Bunny, “Volví”
  • Bad Bunny, “Yonaguni”
  • Farruko, “Pepas”
  • Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
  • Rauw Alejandro, “Todo De Ti”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart — PNAU Remix”
  • Farruko, “Pepas”
  • Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae, “You”
  • Tiësto, “The Business”
  • Travis Scott & HVME, “Goosebumps”

Top Christian Song

  • Anne Wilson, “My Jesus”
  • Ye, “Hurricane”
  • Ye, “Moon”
  • Ye, “Off The Grid”
  • Ye, “Praise God”

Top Gospel Song

  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh”
  • Ye, “Hurricane”
  • Ye, “Moon”
  • Ye, “Off the Grid”
  • Ye, “Praise God”