Top Billboard 200 Artist: Beyonce, Drake, Prince, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd
Who We Think Will Win: Prince has the most albums in the top 200 simultaneously and in the top 10. While Beyoncé has the most consecutive studio albums to debut at number-one from these nominees. This award is going to wind down to Prince or Beyoncé, but if the fans are voting, I think Beyoncé might get into “Formation” for this award.
Top Hot 100 Artist: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd
Who We Think Will Win: Rihanna has 30 Top hits and is the youngest artist to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits! That being said, I think she is easily going to “Work” her way to the top again and take this award home!
Top Song Sales Artist: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots
Who We Think Will Win: The Weeknd took this award home last year, and Drake was a nominee last year and is one again this year. I think Drake has had a good year in song sales, which is why I think he’ll be taking home this award. He might have not won it last year, but I think this might be his year.
Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots
Who We Think Will Win: This one is tough, but Twenty One Pilots has the advantage from all the other nominees. Not only does Twenty One Pilots play on our favorite well-known radio stations, but they play on alternative stations as well, giving them the upper hand. I remember they were on four radio stations at once! This award is definitely taking a ride home with the two boys!
Top Streaming Songs Artist: The Chainsmokers, Desiigner, Drake, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots
Who We Think Will Win: This award is going to be a very tight race between Drake and The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers have over 41,000,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, while Drake has over 40,000,000, but that doesn’t take into account other streaming services. Based off these numbers and fans, The Chainsmokers might be getting “Closer” to this award.
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber, BTS, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes
Who We Think Will Win: Selena Gomez had one of the most liked photos on Instagram, until Beyoncé‘s pregnancy announcement took center stage. Not only does she have over 119 Million followers on Instagram, she has some of the most liked photos to hit the web! Especially since she made it Instagram official with her new boo, The Weeknd! There’s no competition here, she will definitely be taking this award home. #SelenaBBMAs!
Top Touring Artist: Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Who We Think Will Win: Justin Bieber had a great tour year with his Purpose Tour here in America, and is continuing with his world tour! He is doing a total of 163 shows for his fans all over the world! Bieber definitely deserves an award for doing so many shows for his fans and we don’t have a doubt that his fans will let him down by helping him take this home!