Drake, Rihanna & The Weeknd Top Contenders For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake is one to watch out for at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, next month. Along with EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers, the Canadian crooner/rapper leads the charge nominees with an impressive 22 nominations.

Behind Drake is Rihanna with 14 nominations and The Weeknd with 13 nominations.

Drake, who recently dropped his More Life playlist, is nominated in categories such as Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist.

Despite racking up nearly two dozen nods, Drake finds himself up against hearty competition.

In the Top Artist category, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele, The Weeknd and a handful other musicians also received nominations. Drizzy also has to duke it out with Atlanta rapper Future and fellow Canadian, The Weeknd, for Best Male Artist.

The Top Rap Artist category boasts a batch the usual suspects, with J. Cole, Desiigner, Drake, Future, and Rae Sremmurd all nominated for that particular category.

Additionally, Top Rap Tour sees Drake, Future, and Kanye West battling it out for that honor.

The Billboard Music Awards airs on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Check out the list nominees below.

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Presented by Xfinity):
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyoncé
Drake
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyoncé
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour:
Drake
Future
Kanye West

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Drake, Views
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service

Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers f. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake f., WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:

The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers f. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake f., WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers f. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake f. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia f. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
Drake f. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers f. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake f. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia f. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake f. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna f. Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake f. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR f. Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna f. Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign f. X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”