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The Weeknd Tops The 2016 Billboard Awards Nominations List

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The Weeknd is set for a huge weekend at the 2016 Billboard Awards. The Canadian singer leads the nominations list with 19 nods in 16 categories.

He is followed by Justin Bieber with 12 nominations and Drake and Fetty Wap who both have 11 nominations. Adele and Taylor Swift are up for 8 awards each.

After his first album, Kiss Land, The Weeknd released his sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness. It became his first number one on the Billboard 200 pushed by top-five track Earned It and number-one singles The Hills and Can’t Feel My Face. All three have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making the two-time grammy award winner the first artist in history to achieve this. As of December 1, 2015, Beauty Behind the Madness became the most streamed album throughout 2015 with over 60 million listeners.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.

Check out the full list of finalists on Billboard.com.

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