What you need to know heading into Billboard Music Awards Sunday

This year’s country performers include Florida Georgia Line with John Legend, and Sam Hunt, with the BBMA lineup also featuring Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Miley Cyrus, who’ll be performing her new track “Malibu” live on TV for the first time, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj.

In addition, Celine Dion will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her hit “My Heart Will Go On” by performing the “Titanic” tune, and Cher will receive the “Billboard” ICON Award, and perform “Believe” 

  • Meanwhile, presenters include Michael Jackson’s eldest son Prince Michael Jackson, as well as Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Hailee Steinfeld and Josh Duhamel
  • As for the nominees, FGL lead the pack of country nominees with six, including a nod in the all-genre Top Duo/Group category. Coming in close behind FGL is Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, who nabbed three nominations in the Christian music categories, while Luke Bryan received two nods, including a nomination in the all-genre Billboard Chart Achievement Award category. 

The Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris, airs Sunday at 8 pm on ABC, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominations(click here for a complete list)

Top Duo/Group

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Twenty One Pilots

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity

  • Luke Bryan
  • Nicki Minaj
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The Weeknd
  • Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour

  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album

  • Jason Aldean, “They Don’t Know”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Dig Your Roots”
  • Blake Shelton, “If I’m Honest”
  • Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
  • Keith Urban, “Ripcord”

Top Country Song

  • Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk, “Setting The World On Fire”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration

  • Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
  • Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  • Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Artist

  • Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Hillsong Worship
  • Skillet
  • Chris Tomlin

Top Christian Album

  • Joey + Rory, “Hymns”
  • Hillary Scott & The Family, “Love Remains”
  • Casting Crowns, “The Very Next Thing”
  • Lauren Daigle, “How Can It Be”
  • Skillet, “Unleashed”

Top Christian Song

  • Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”
  • Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
  • Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
  • Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
  • Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

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