2020 Billboard Music Award Nominees Announced: R&B Edition

2020 Billboard Music Award Nominees Announced: R&B Edition

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Back in March, Billboard had announced its plans to postpone the 2020 Billboard Music Awards due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, the nominees were finally announced.

Khalid is up for 12 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top R&B Artist. Lizzo trails behind Khalid with 11 nominations, including Top R&B Artist, Top Female R&B Artist and Top Selling Song (“Truth Hurts”).



Meanwhile, B2K is nominated for Top R&B Tour for their nostaglic Millennium Tour, which included guest appearances from Sammie, Bobby V, Lloyd and more. Janet Jackson is also nominated in the Top R&B Tour category.

Mariah Carey is up for a Billboard Chart Achievement Award, which is a fan-voted category. Voting opens on October 1, according to Billboard.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be held on October 14. Kelly Clarkson will return for the third year as host.

See the 2020 Billboard Music Award nominations (R&B Editon) below:

Top R&B Song
Chris Brown ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga – “Juicy”
Khalid – “Talk”
Lizzo – “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

Top R&B Album
Beyoncé – “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber – “Changes”
Chris Brown – “Indigo”
Khalid – “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker – “Over It”

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour
B2K
Janet Jackson
Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Summer Walker

Top R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Song
Chris Brown ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca – “Ran$om”
Post Malone and Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Artist
Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

See the the full list of nominees here.