The Weeknd, Doja Cat lead artists at Billboard Music Awards

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The Weeknd performs in the course of the halftime exhibit of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game in Tampa, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2021, still left, and Doja Cat performs at the Austin Metropolis Limitations Music Festival in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 2, 2021. The Weeknd returns as the prime finalist, up for 17 awards, at the 2022 Billboard Songs Awards for the 2nd yr in a row, even though Doja Cat has nods in 14 types refreshing off her initial Grammy Award win. (AP Photo)

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The Weeknd is the top finalist at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards for a 2nd calendar year in a row, up for 17 awards, followed by Doja Cat, who is up for 14 awards.

Finalists were being introduced Friday across 62 classes for the awards that measure chart accomplishment, streaming, airplay and social engagement. The display will air on NBC and Peacock on May 15 from Las Vegas.

The Weeknd picked up nods in top rated artist, major 100 artist and best streaming tunes artist and his duet with Ariana Grande on “Save Your Tears (Remix)” is up for six awards. Also nominated for top rated artist are Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Drake, who is the show’s most embellished winner of all time with 29 overall awards.

Doja Cat, who not long ago gained her to start with Grammy Award for her collaboration “Kiss Me More” with SZA, is up for prime 100 song, leading collaboration and best viral music.

1st-time finalist Rodrigo carries on her streak of a currently being an awards show favored as a finalist in 13 categories, like leading new artist, leading female artist and leading radio tracks artist.

Justin Bieber also is up for 13 awards, like prime male artist, top rated Very hot 100 artist and leading streaming song for his music “STAY” with The Kid LAROI.

Ye, who transformed his name from Kanye West, is a finalist for 13 awards and a potent beloved in the Christian/gospel groups. He has four out of the five tracks in equally top gospel song and prime Christian song types, and his album “Donda” is also up for prime rap album, best gospel album and top Christian album.

Swift has a prospect to surpass Drake for most wins in the show’s historical past. The pop star is second behind him with 25 earlier wins and is up for 7 awards this 12 months. But Drake is also up for 11 awards, such as top Billboard 200 Album, leading rap artist and prime streaming tunes artist.

This yr, five new categories ended up extra, 4 of which are dependent on Billboard’s world wide charts, and just one measuring viral music. The 2022 awards are based on the chart period of time of April 10, 2021, by March 26, 2022.

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