The Weeknd was overlooked by the Grammys but she was a major nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Rapper Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD earned several posthumous nominations, including top artist and country singer Morgan Wallen, who was nominated six times.
The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, and Pop Smoke – the artist with the third most nominations – are fighting for the top artist award along with Taylor Swift and Drake, the show with the most prestigious singers of all time. The Billboard Awards 2021 were broadcast live on May 23.
The Weeknd received 16 nominations, including best male artist, best R&B artist, best Billboard 200 album for “After Hours” and the Top Hot 100 song for “Blinding Lights,” the song that peaked last year.
DaBaby – thanks to his own hit “Rockstar” and an accompanying performance in Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin” – came in second with 11 nominations. He is reportedly fighting for awards for categories such as best rap song, best streaming song, and best collaboration.
Pop Smoke, who has overshadowed 10 nominations, died last February at the age of 20 when his song and mixtape started to spark off the pop and rap charts. Her official debut album, “Shoot for the Stars, aim for the Moon,” was released in July 2020 and dominated a number of charts and streaming services, along with platinum selling songs such as “For the Night,” “What You Know About Love” and “Dior.” His work earned him a Grammy nomination for 2021. Billboard Pop Smoke’s nominations include best new artist, best male artist, best rap artist, and best Billboard 200 album.
Juice WRLD passed away in December 2019 at the age of 21. His posthumous album, “Legends Never Die,” was released a week after Pop Smoke’s album and set several records on the Billboard charts. It was the biggest posthumous debut in 23 years since Tupac and Notorious BIG released the album posthumously in 1997.
Her seven Billboard nominations include male artist, rap artist, and best Billboard 200 album.
Other artists battling The Weeknd, Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD for top albums include Lil Baby’s “My Turn” and “folklore” singer Taylor Swift, who last month starred for her third album of the Grammy awards year.
Morgan Wallen was not allowed to compete at the Academy of Country Music Awards this month because the singer was caught on camera using racial slurs early in 2021. However, he is one of the top nominees at the Billboard Awards this time around. Her six nominations include top selling artist, best country artist, and best country album from “Dangerous: The Double Album”, which currently ranks 3rd on the pop charts and continues to sell very well despite Wallen having a good time. times of crisis. He even received two nominations for best country song while competing with the hits “Chasin ‘You” and “More Than My Hometown.”
Wallen became a competitor because Billboard’s nomination was based on album sales as well as digitally through streaming, radio broadcasts and social media. It “is not voted on by a voting committee or a membership organization,” says Dick Clark Productions.
A number of music producers stated that even if Wallen received a double nomination, they would not allow him to participate in the show.
“Morgan Wallen is a finalist this year based on the position achieved in the charts. Because his recent behavior is not in line with Billboard’s core values, we will not include him at the event in any capacity (performing, presenting or receiving), ”read the statement.
“It’s encouraging and encouraging to hear that Morgan is taking a step on his anti-racist journey and starting to do some meaningful work. We plan to evaluate his progress and will consider his participation in future shows. “
Wallen is not a leading country music nominee – it goes to Gabby Barrett, the up-and-coming singer who is the most nominated woman with nine criteria. Gabby dominated the country and pop charts with his hit I Hope, endorsed by Charlie Puth. Gabby is fighting for awards such as best new artist, best Top 100 song, best radio song, country album and best collaboration. She is the only woman nominated for top country artist and best country song board.
The Billboard awards are based on the position won in the chart period from March 21 to April 3, 2021. Two of the 51 categories were chosen by fans, including collaborative nominees and selected artists from the most popular social media, where a number of Asian artists dominate. The nominees include the K-pop groups BTS, BLACKPINK and Seventeen; Philippine boy band SB19; and Ariana Grande.
Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Bad Bunny, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Justin Bieber. [mg/ka]