Billboard Music Awards

Kobalt at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards take place on Sunday, May 21st, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on ABC. Quite a few Kobalt clients are in the running for awards this year, and we wanted to be the first to congratulate them on their nomination! See the full list below:

Top New Artist: 
Zayn

Top Country Tour:
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
The Lumineers

Top Gospel Artist:
Travis Greene
Kirk Franklin

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Beyoncé, “Lemonade”
    • Producers/Writers: Jonny Coffer, Alex Delicata
    • Writers: Frank Tirado, Rashad Muhammad
  • Drake, “Views”
    • Producer/Mixer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Rihanna, “Anti”
    • Writers: Brian Kennedy, Chris Michael Taylor
    • Engineer: Kuk Harrell
  • The Weeknd, “Starboy”
    • Producers/Writers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter pka Cirkut, Daniel Wilson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin Peter Svensson

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album

  •  “Suicide Squad: The Album”
    • Writers: Sonny Moore, Djemba Djemba, T-Collar, Lunchmoney Lewis, Eminem
  • “Trolls”
    • Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
      • Producers/Writers: Max Martin, Shellback

Top R&B Album

  • Beyoncé, “Lemonade”
    • Producers/Writers: Jonny Coffer, Alex Delicata
    • Writers: Frank Tirado, Rashad Muhammad
  • Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
    • Writer: Kenneth Edmonds pka Babyface
  • Rihanna, “Anti”
    • Writers: Brian Kennedy, Chris Michael Taylor
    • Engineer: Kuk Harrell
  • The Weeknd, “Starboy”
    • Writers/Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter pka Cirkut, Daniel Wilson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin Peter Svensson

Top Rap Album

  • J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”
    • Producer: Anthony Parrino pka Elite
  • Drake, “Views”
    • Producer/Mixer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Kevin Gates, “Islah”
    • Producers: David “d.a.” Doman, Rick Tyron Witherspoon Jr.
  • DJ Khaled, “Major Key”
    • Trevor Smith pka Busta Rhymes, Jason Phillips pka Jadakiss

Top Country Album

  • Jason Aldean, “They Don’t Know”
    • Writers: Ben Stennis, Blake Bollinger, Neil Mason
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Dig Your Roots”
    • Writer: Matt McGinn
  • Blake Shelton, “If I’m Honest”
    • Writer: Paul Overstreet
  • Keith Urban, “Ripcord”
    • Writers: Jackson Morgan, K-Kov, Shane McAnally, Jesse Lee Levin, David Hodges

Top Rock Album

  • The Lumineers, “Cleopatra”
    • Artist: The Lumineers

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • The Chainsmokers, “Collage (EP)”
  • Flume, “Skin”
    • Artist/Writer: Harley Streten
    • Featured Artists/Writers: Beck, Little Dragon – Yukimi Nagano, Fredrik Wallin, Erik Bodin, Hakan Wirenstrand
    • Writer: Peter Wade

Top Gospel Album

  • Tamela Mann, “One Way”
    • Writer: Darius Paulk
  • Travis Greene, “The Hill”
    • Artist: Travis Greene

Top Hot 100 Songs

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    • Writer: Emily Warren
  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
    • Writers: Max Martin, Shellback
    • Producer: Max Martin

Top Selling Song

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” 
    • Writer: Emily Warren
  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance” 
    • Producer: Noah “40" Shebib 
  • Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” 
    • Writers: Max Martin, Shellback
    • Producer: Max Martin

Top Radio Song

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    • Writer: Emily Warren
  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance” 
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib 
  • Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” 
    • Writers: Max Martin, Shellback
    • Producer: Max Martin

Top Streaming Song (Audio) 

  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib 
  • Rihanna, “Needed Me”
    • Engineer: Kuk Harrell
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
    • Writers/Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter, pka Cirkut, Daniel Wilson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin Peter Svensson

Top Streaming Song (Video) 

  • Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
    • Producer: Michael Williams pka Mike Will Made-It

Top Collaboration

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    • Writer: Emily Warren
  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
    • Writers/Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter, pka Cirkut, Daniel Wilson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin Peter Svensson

Top R&B Song 

  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Rihanna, “Needed Me”
    • Engineer: Kuk Harrell
  • Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work”
    • Writer/Engineer: Noah “40” Shebib
    • Engineers: Kuk Harrell
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
    • Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter pka Cirkut

Top R&B Collaboration

  • Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    • Producer: Noah “40” Shebib” 
  • PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. Drake, “Come And See Me”
    • Writer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work”
    • Writer/Engineer: Noah “40” Shebib
  • Engineers: Kuk Harrell
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “I Feel It Coming”
    • Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter pka Cirkut
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
    • Producers: Martin “Doc” McKinney, Henry Russell Walter pka Cirkut

Top Rap Song 

  • Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
    • Producer: Michael Williams pka Mike Will Made-It

Top Rap Collaboration

  • Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
    • Artist: Colson Baker pka Mchine Gun Kelly
  • Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
    • Producer: Michael Williams pka Mike Will Made-It

Top Country Song

  • Kenny Chesney ft. P!NK, “Setting The World On Fire”
    • Writer: Josh Osborne

Top Country Collaboration 

  • Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King, “Different For Girls”
    • Writer: Shane McAnally
  • Kenny Chesney ft. P!NK, “Setting The World On Fire”
    • Writer: Josh Osborne
  • Eric Church ft. Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
    • Writers: Luck Dick, Jeff Hyde
  • Chris Young ft. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
    • Artist: Vince Gill 

Top Latin Song

  • Enrique Iglesias ft. Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
    • Artist: Enrique Iglesias
  • Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    • Artist: Carlos Vives

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    • Writer: Emily Warren
  • DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”
    • Writer: Andrew Watt 

Top Gospel Song 

  • Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
    • Artist: Travis Greene


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