Happy BBMA week!Â Our favorite time is almost here –Â theÂ 2016 Billboard Music Awards.Â
With only a few days left until show time,Â Celeb SecretsÂ is giving you our final installment of winner predictions for the following song categories –Â Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), TopÂ Streaming Song (Video), Top R&B Song, Top Rap Song, Top Country Song, Top Rock Song, Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song, Top Christian Song, Top Gospel Song.Â
Hosted byÂ LudacrisÂ andÂ Ciara,Â theÂ 2016 Billboard Music AwardsÂ will showcase big performances byÂ Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Goâ€™s, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor,Â Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, â€œKiaâ€™s One to Watchâ€Â Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations withÂ Fifth HarmonyÂ featuringÂ Ty Dolla $ign, Nick JonasÂ withÂ Tove Lo, andÂ Blake SheltonÂ andÂ Gwen Stefani,Â andÂ MadonnaÂ will pay tribute toÂ Prince,Â unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.
TheÂ 2016 Billboard Music AwardsÂ airs live from the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM ET/5PM PT on ABC.
Make sure to keep checking back toÂ Celeb SecretsÂ as we will be reporting live from the red carpet this Sunday!
Top Hot 100 Song:Â Adele â€œHelloâ€, Fetty Wap â€œTrap Queenâ€,Â Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth â€œSee You Againâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œCanâ€™t Feel My Faceâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œThe Hillsâ€
Who We Think Will Win: This past year has been the year of The Weeknd and one cannot deny that. It was hard for me to pick this because I am a huge Fetty Wap fan, partially because he is from New Jersey like I am, however, The Weeknd has traveled the world this year and brought so much excitement into the lives of his fans.
Top Selling Song:Â Adele â€œHelloâ€,Â Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth â€œSee You Againâ€,Â OMI â€œCheerleaderâ€,Â Rachel Platten â€œFight Songâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œThe Hillsâ€
Who We Think Will Win:Â This was a very hard category to predict because every single one of these songs have sold so many copies. Both Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth fans have purchased “See You Again,” giving the song more power because of its wider audience.
Top Radio Song:Â Adele â€œHelloâ€,Â Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth â€œSee You Againâ€,Â Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars â€œUptown Funk!â€,Â WALK THE MOON â€œShut Up And Danceâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œCanâ€™t Feel My Faceâ€
Who We Think Will Win: Okay, lets be realistic, at what point this year did you turn on your radio for even a five minute drive and not hear “Uptown Funk!”? Never? Right. That song has been played on the radio more than I needed it to be, but somehow I still have to jam to it every single time it comes on. I physically cannot change the radio station when it comes on because I just start dancing in my seat and I know I am not the only one with this issue, which is why the radio has it on all the time!
Top Streaming Song (Audio):Â Justin Bieber â€œSorryâ€,Â Justin Bieber â€œWhat Do You Meanâ€,Â Fetty Wap â€œTrap Queenâ€,The Weeknd â€œThe Hillsâ€,Â Drake â€œHotline Blingâ€
Who We Think Will Win: I might be a little biased about this because I am literally in LOVE with Drake and stream his music every single day. If he does win, it is probably because how much I stream his music. But according to Spotify, so far “Hotline Bling” has the most streams so that is what I am predictingÂ off… other than my heart.
Top Streaming Song (Video):Â Fetty Wap â€œTrap Queenâ€,Â Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth â€œSee You Againâ€,Â Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars â€œUptown Funk!â€,Â SilentÃ³ â€œWatch Meâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œThe Hillsâ€
Who We Think Will Win: Once again, every person loves “Uptown Funk!” including my mom. I am positive she has even looked up the streaming video for it, which means so many other parents and people in general have. “Uptown Funk!” did a great job of reaching a wide audience and because of that, I believe it will win this award.
Top R&B Song:Â Alessia Cara â€œHereâ€,Â Omarion ft. Chris Brown & JhenÃ© Aiko â€œPost To Beâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œCanâ€™t Feel My Faceâ€,Â The Weeknd â€œEarned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)â€,Â The Weeknd â€œThe Hillsâ€
Who We Think Will Win: As I previously stated, The Weeknd has dominatedÂ the music world this year. The Weeknd was nominated THREE times for this one award, those are some pretty good odds for him, 3/5 chance of winning. “Can’t Feel My Face” is one of those songs whenÂ once you hear it, it gets stuck in your head for days and then it gets played on the radio on heavy rotation, reaching so many people who then go and stream or purchase the song.
Top Rap Song:Â Drake â€œHotline Blingâ€,Â Fetty Wap â€œTrap Queenâ€,Â Fetty Wap â€œ679â€ feat. Remy Boyz,Â SilentÃ³ â€œWatch Meâ€,Â Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth â€œSee You Againâ€
Who We Think Will Win: Yes Drake, I love it. Around the holiday season,Â at ugly sweater parties, how many sweaters did you see with the image of Drake doing his little dance to “Hotline Bling?” A lot? At one specific ugly sweater party, I am not exaggerating when I say at least 1/3 of the people had that sweater. Everyone loves “Hotline Bling,” even though I love every rap song on here, once again my love, Drake, should be winning this award. People who don’t even like rap enjoy “Hotline Bling.”
Top Country Song:Â Sam Hunt â€œBreak Up In A Small Townâ€,Â Sam Hunt â€œTake Your Timeâ€,Â Little Big Town â€œGirl Crushâ€,Â Thomas Rhett â€œDie A Happy Manâ€,Â Chris Young â€œIâ€™m Cominâ€™ Overâ€
Who We Think Will Win: This was probably the hardest category for my to even try to make a decision for. “Die A Happy Man” and “I’m Comin’ Over” are some of my favorite songs ever and it doesn’t help that I love both Thomas Rhett and Chris Young. However, statistically, more people like “Take Your Time,” which is understandable. Sam Hunt is a good looking man who has a bit of crossover in the pop world attracts a wider audience than other nominees. For this award, I wish everyone could win because every song truly deserves it.
Top Rock Song:Â Fall Out Boy â€œUma Thurmanâ€,Â Elle King â€œExâ€™s & Ohâ€™sâ€,Â twenty one pilots â€œStressed Outâ€,Â WALK THE MOON â€œShut Up And Danceâ€,Â X Ambassadors â€œRenegadesâ€
Who We Think Will Win: Wow, this is a very hard category to choose from.Â Elle King is one of my idols, butÂ “Stressed Out” is so catchy that the radio stations can’t stop playing it and people can’t stop listening to it. I am sorry Elle, but I have to predict twenty one pilots to win this award, they have a ton of radio play and aÂ huge amount of fans.
Top Latin Song:Â J Balvin â€œGinzaâ€,Â Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho â€œTe Metisteâ€,Â Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias â€œEl Perdonâ€,Â Maluma â€œBorro Cassetteâ€,Â Romeo Santos â€œPropuesta Indecenteâ€
Who We Think Will Win: Choosing a Top Latin Song is difficult for me because I do not generally listen to Latin songs. I listened to all of the nominees before making a decision, and I had to go with “El Perdon,” partially because Enrique Iglesias is in it and I really enjoy his work. Honestly they were all very good though! If you don’t usually listen to Latin songs I recommend at least listening to these and you will not regret it.
Top Dance/Electronic Song:Â The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES â€œRosesâ€,Â DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge â€œYou Know You Like Itâ€,Â David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack â€œHey Mamaâ€,Â Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MÃ˜ â€œLean Onâ€,Â Skrillex & Diplo â€œWhere AreÂ ÃœÂ Nowâ€ With Justin Bieber
Who We Think Will Win: “Where areÂ ÃœÂ Now” is the best of all worlds! With Skrillex, Diplo, AND Justin Bieber, how can one not love this song? At least once at every party I attend this song plays and every person belts out the lyrics. While every song is commendable,Â “Where areÂ ÃœÂ Now” reaches the widest amount of people because Justin Bieber has so many fans that will buy a song just because his name is one it.
Top Christian Song:Â Hillsong UNITED â€œOceans (Where Feet May Fail)â€,Â Hillsong UNITED â€œTouch The Skyâ€,Â MercyMe â€œFlawlessâ€,Â NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw â€œBrotherâ€,Â Chris Tomlin â€œGood Good Fatherâ€
Who We Think Will Win: I am not the most qualified person to judge this category because I do not listen to Christian music that often. However, even though I do not go out of my way to listen to it, over the past year I have heard “Brother” on the radio quite often. Solely because of hearing it on the radio on more pop stations, I believe that this was a crossover song and will win.
Top Gospel Song:Â Anthony Brown and group therAPy â€œWorthâ€,Â Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz â€œI Luh Godâ€,Â Kirk Franklin â€œWanna Be Happy?â€,Â Travis Greene â€œIntentionalâ€,Â Brian Courtney Wilson â€œWorth Fighting Forâ€
Who We Think Will Win:Â Like Christian music, I do not listen to Gospel songs all that often. I listened to all of the nominees here and in my opinion, I enjoyed “Wanna Be Happy?” the most. But in order to see if I am right or terribly wrong, I guess you will just have to watch to find out!