Finalists for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards revealed


Billboard just released the finalists for their annual Music Awards. Check em out right here.

“Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.” – a press release from Billboard stated.

To be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22 and hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, the Billboard Music Awards have been one of the highlight award ceremonies in the country, showcasing the best talent the music industry has to offer. This year’s nominations are out and people do have a few questions…

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
ODESZA, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Zedd, True Colors

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Now you may be wondering why is David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ in there, along with Odesza’s ‘In Return’, given that both albums were released in 2014. Well according to Billboard, this could be due to their placement on the charts in the time given for consideration. Fans have also been wondering why Jack Ü haven’t been included into the Top Dance/Electronic Artist category. Well, it is what it is.

You can check out the full list of nominees for the Billboard Music Awards right here.

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