The Billboard Music Awards Predictions
The Billboard Awards premieres May 21, 2017, on ABC. It’s one of the only awards where the fans get to vote for their favorite artists. The Billboard Awards recognizes the most popular music that has made exceptional achievement on the charts. Drake and The Chainsmokers are leading the competition with 22 nominations. Next Twenty One Pilots with 17 nominations, then Rihanna with 12, The Weeknd with 13, and last but not least Beyoncé with eight nominations. As a fan of many of these artists, I am excited and have my predictions of which artists will be taking home a Billboard Award.
Top Artist: The Weeknd
The Weeknd has had a great history with the Billboard Awards. His album Beauty Behind the Mass broke so many records and made him the first artist to have the top three spots on the Billboard 100 R&B Song Charts with Earned it, The Hills, and Can’t Feel My Face. His album Starboy was #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 348,000 copies sold in the first week. Not to mention most of his songs on the album have been on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Top Male Artist: Drake
Drake is a very talented artist and has had a great history when it comes to the Billboard Awards. His album More Life was his seventh consecutive album to debut at number one. Drake also has the most charted songs among solo artist in the history of Billboard Hot 100.
Top Female Artist: Adele
Adele is not only a phenomenal singer but is unlike any of the other female artists in this category. Adele is a vocalist that doesn’t perform or dress provocatively but instead relies entirely on her vocal ability. She’s had a great year with her album 25 setting many Billboard records.
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Beyoncé
Beyoncé is arguably the hardest working female in the industry. She is always pushing the envelope and this year was no exception. From her Formation single and tour to her second surprise visual album Lemonade. Beyoncé has done everything to prove that she is more than deserving of the Top Billboard 200 Artist Award.
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Even though this category has some steep competition, I believe Drake will win this. He has accomplished so much as a rap artist especially when it comes to the Billboard Awards.
Top R&B Tour: Beyoncé
Even though there is two other artists nomination in this category, none of them had a bigger tour than Beyoncé’s Formation tour.
Top R&B Album: Beyoncé, Lemonade
The competition in this category is steep. There is something to be said about the movement that Beyoncé’s album Lemonade made. It was arguably Beyoncé’s first album that expressed the racists and injustices that African Americans face. She not only made a phenomenal album but tackled taboo topics.I hope you enjoyed my predictions of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Check out this website to vote for your favorite artist.