(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran lead the 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations, with 15 mentions apiece.
Both stars are up for Top Artist, competing against Drake, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars, who has landed 14 nominations.
Rapper Post Malone, who was one of the highlights of last weekend’s Coachella festival, defiantly firing back at critics who have called him a one-hit wonder, from the stage, is up for 12 awards, while rockers Imagine Dragons have landed 10 nods.
Other multiple nominees include Justin Bieber and Cardi B, who are tied with eight apiece, Despacito hitmakers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Swift, Chris Stapleton, and Linkin Park, who are still recovering from the death of their frontman Chester Bennington last year.
Among the top categories, Cardi B will face off with 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Kodak Black for Top New Artist, and she will also battle Camila Cabello, Halsey, Demi Lovato, and Swift for the Top Female Artist Prize.
Drake, Kendrick, Mars, Sheeran, and Post Malone are the nominees for Top Male Artist.