Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Wizkid grabs 7 nominations at the Billboard Music Awards

Wizkid grabs 7 nominations at the Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards are live this Sunday, May 21, on ABC.

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Celine Dion, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Drake, John Legend, Florida Georgia Line and Camila Cabello are expected to perform.

"It's such an honor to be nominated, because it really feels like true recognition of the success my music has had over the past year, and for the growth from my first album to Illuminate", Mendes tells Billboard over email.

Said Viacom18 programming head - English Entertainment Hashim D'souza, "As India's premier destination for global pop culture, we are committed to bring the best of worldwide entertainment to our Indian audience. We are extremely elated to exclusively telecast the prestigious Billboard Awards yet again".

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Mendes is up for top male artist, top social artist and, the biggest honor of the night, top artist.

The nominations are for collaboration with Drake & Kyla on "One Dance". Returning winners from 2016, who also received nominations this year, include Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Drake, Kirk Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots and more.

Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will co-host the show.

The annual awards show will air from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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