Happy BBMA week! Our favorite time is almost here — the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
With only a few days left until show time, Celeb Secrets is giving you our final installment of winner predictions for the following song categories — Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top 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.
Hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards will showcase big performances by Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will pay tribute to Prince, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs live from the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM ET/5PM PT on ABC.
Make sure to keep checking back to Celeb Secrets as we will be reporting live from the red carpet this Sunday!
Top Hot 100 Song: Adele “Hello”, Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”, The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd “The Hills”
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: Adele “Hello”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”, OMI “Cheerleader”, Rachel Platten “Fight Song”, The Weeknd “The Hills”
Who We Think Will Win: 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: Adele “Hello”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”, WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance”, The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
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): Justin Bieber “Sorry”, Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean”, Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”,The Weeknd “The Hills”, Drake “Hotline Bling”
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 predicting off… other than my heart.
Top Streaming Song (Video): Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”, Silentó “Watch Me”, The Weeknd “The Hills”
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: Alessia Cara “Here”, Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko “Post To Be”, The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, The Weeknd “The Hills”
Who We Think Will Win: As I previously stated, The Weeknd has dominated 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 when 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: Drake “Hotline Bling”, Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”, Fetty Wap “679” feat. Remy Boyz, Silentó “Watch Me”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Who We Think Will Win: Yes Drake, I love it. Around the holiday season, 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: Sam Hunt “Break Up In A Small Town”, Sam Hunt “Take Your Time”, Little Big Town “Girl Crush”, Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”, Chris Young “I’m Comin’ Over”
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: Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman”, Elle King “Ex’s & Oh’s”, twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”, WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance”, X Ambassadors “Renegades”
Who We Think Will Win: Wow, this is a very hard category to choose from. Elle King is one of my idols, but “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 a huge amount of fans.
Top Latin Song: J Balvin “Ginza”, Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho “Te Metiste”, Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon”, Maluma “Borro Cassette”, Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”
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: The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES “Roses”, DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge “You Know You Like It”, David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack “Hey Mama”, Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ “Lean On”, Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are Ü Now” With Justin Bieber
Who We Think Will Win: “Where are Ü 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, “Where are Ü 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: Hillsong UNITED “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”, Hillsong UNITED “Touch The Sky”, MercyMe “Flawless”, NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw “Brother”, Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”
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: Anthony Brown and group therAPy “Worth”, Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz “I Luh God”, Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?”, Travis Greene “Intentional”, Brian Courtney Wilson “Worth Fighting For”
Who We Think Will Win: 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!