Country Stars Nominated for Billboard Music Awards

Earlier this morning (Apr 4), Grammy award-winning country duo Dan + Shay and Grammy-winning, superstar Kelly Clarkson lent a hand on TODAY to exclusively announce the 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations.
Nominees and winners for the award shows are chosen based on sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement throughout the charting period of March 23rd, 2018 through March 7th, 2019.

Dan + Shay lead the country music genre with seven nominations, two of which are general categories, including Billboard Chart Achievement Award which was previously won by Taylor Swift in 2015. Kane Brown, Jason Aldean and our 2017 Artist to Watch Luke Combs additionally earned multiple country category nominations, while Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line’s hit crossover collaborations with Zedd and Grey and Bebe Rexha are nominated for Top Radio Song.

Clarkson will return to her hosting duties for the second year in a row on the star-studded night as the 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, May 1st at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Below is a full list of nominations for the categories mentioned.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”
Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Cover Photo Courtesy of @danandshay on Instagram

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