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Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.comNo criminal charges will be filed in Prince's overdose death and the investigation has been closed, officials revealed during a press conference Thursday.

Speaking at the Carver County, Minnesota Justice Center in Chaska, county attorney Mark Metz said Prince thought he was taking the painkiller Vicodin, for which he did not have a prescription, and was unaware he was actually taking counterfeit pills that had been illegally laced with the prescription painkiller fentanyl, which is some 50 times more powerful than heroin. 

Despite an "intensive investigation," Metz said officials were unable to determine who provided Prince with the drugs that killed him, and so were ending their investigation. 

The announcement comes just two days before the two-year anniversary of Prince's death on April 21. 2016.  His body was discovered at his Paisley Park residence and studios in Chanhassen, located in Carver County, about a half-hour southwest of Minneapolis.  Six weeks later, his cause of death was ruled to be a fentanyl overdose.

Earlier Thursday, Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg agreed to pay a $30,000 civil fine and submit to two years' monitoring by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.  Investigative records unsealed in April of 2017 revealed Schulenberg allegedly prescribed oxycodone for Prince but put the prescription in the name of the artist's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy.”  He was consequently facing alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

Both officials and Schulenberg noted that the settlement isn't an admission of liability.  Federal officials also noted they "did not make any concessions regarding the legitimacy of the claims."

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe doctor who wrote painkiller prescriptions for Prince's drummer, despite allegedly knowing the drugs would actually be taken by Prince, has agreed to a civil settlement with federal investigators.

Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg has agreed to pay a $30,000 civil fine and will be monitored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for two years, according to United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker.

In a statement provided to ABC News, Schulenberg's attorney says his client agreed to settle "alleged civil claims in order to avoid the expense, delay, and unknown outcome of litigation." Schulenberg was facing alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

Investigative records unsealed in April of 2017 revealed Schulenberg allegedly prescribed oxycodone for Prince but put the prescription in the name of the artist's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy.” 

Schulenberg's attorney statement also declares: "The United States Attorneys’ Office for the District of Minnesota has confirmed that he is not a target in any criminal inquiry and there have been no allegations made by the Government that Dr. Schulenberg had any role in Prince’s death. Dr. Schulenberg affirms his previous statement that he did not prescribe opiates to any patient with the intention that they be given to Prince."

"After he learned of Prince’s addiction, [Schulenberg] immediately worked to refer Prince to a treatment facility and to transfer care to a chemical dependency specialist," the statement says.

The agreement was revealed fewer than two hours before a scheduled news conference during which Carver County, MN officials are expected to announce what, if any, criminal charges will be brought in Prince's death, and against whom.

Prince died April 21, 2016 at age 57 of an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.  Where Prince obtained the fentanyl is still apparently unknown.

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Brian ZiffTIME magazine has unveiled its annual list of Most Influential People, and among those people are Shawn Mendes, Kesha, Rihanna and Cardi B.

Each artist is the subject of an essay by a fellow star. For Rihanna, it's Adele who did the honors.

Adele describes  Rihanna as "the most gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon," adding, "She glows like when someone’s taken a picture with a flash and you’re dazed for a few minutes after....she’s fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever."

Shawn's pal John Mayer writes about him, "The more undeniable a heartthrob he becomes, the more he insists on staying grounded. He knows that music is good shelter from its own associated nonsense, and his devotion to his craft is exactly why people twice his age are welcoming him into their lives and playlists."

'80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper writes about Kesha, "[She] spoke out against sexual harassment and assault long before the #MeToo movement...and nearly lost her career as a result....thanks to Kesha and other women who have stood up for themselves to demand justice and fairness, we are starting to turn a new page."

As for Cardi, Taraji P. Henson writes, "When you are cool with who you are, no one can use it against you. I identify with Cardi B, because she knows that too...she talked openly about being a former stripper. And she was proud of it -- like, 'So what, I was on the pole, look what I parlayed that into.' When she showed her soul like that, I hit the 'Follow' button."

Both Shawn and Jennifer Lopez, who also made the list, will perform at the 2018 TIME 100 gala on April 24.

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Kai Z. FengLegendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino passed away yesterday at age 82, and now his namesake is paying tribute to him.

Bruno Mars, whose dad nicknamed him "Bruno" after Sammartino, tweeted, "Sending love and prayers to Bruno Sammartino’s family. He was such a gentleman when I met him & really meant a lot to my father & I. RIP."  Bruno was born Peter Gene Hernandez.

Last August, the singer met the wrestler backstage in Pittsburgh. He posted a photo with him on Instagram, writing, “I was nicknamed after this professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Tonight in Pittsburgh I had the honor of meeting him!”

In the pic, Mars is smiling proudly while holding one of Sammartino’s championship belts.

After the encounter, Sammartino told Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard column, "I was told he really wanted to meet me. So we arranged for a meeting, and I must tell you, even though he is a popular fellow, I am not really familiar with him."

He added, though, "When we met in person, I was extremely impressed. He seemed so humble and was so very respectful. He called up his father, who was ecstatic that his son met Bruno Sammartino, and I brought a replica of my [championship] belt to give to his dad."

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Courtesy PEOPLEPink and her two children Willow and Jameson grace the cover of People magazine's new "Beautiful" issue.  She tells PeopleTV that she and her husband Carey Hart are working hard to raise their children the right way...in the hopes that they won't turn out to be "monsters."

"Carey, my husband, is meat and potatoes, he's a caveman, y'know, he's old school..." Pink explains. "But he's also very respectful and very fair and very aware and very in touch with himself, very gentle with his daughter.  But he wants her to be tough, and I want Jameson to be allowed to be sensitive."

"So I think between the two of us," she adds, "we'll try not to create two monsters!" 

But Pink admits the hardest part of being a parent is that "you never know if anything you're doing is working."  She laughs, "I feel like I'm nailing it. In my head, I sound amazing! And then I turn around and [Willow's] eyes are completely glazed over and she wasn't listening to the part where I nailed it."

But though Willow doesn't always listen, Pink has shared some important lessons with the six-and-a-half year old.

"I always tell Willow, 'I'm gonna teach you the rules so you'll know when and how to break them,'" she reveals. "'I didn't make the rules. I break them in my way. I follow some. Some are good!  But you create your world.'"

And above all, Pink says, "I tell my daughter the truth. I want her to be six...but I want her to know...that you have to fight for your rights. And that sometimes girls aren't treated the same, and they have to work harder for everything."

You can read more about Pink in the new issue of People magazine.

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Nick Walker"The Middle," Maren Morris' hit collaboration with Zedd and Grey, sounds like a typical upbeat dance song about love, but Maren feels that it's also a reflection of what our society needs at this moment in time.

"I related to it so much, not so much like the vocal, but the meaning behind the song and especially at such a crazy time right now," she tells ABC Radio. "Just politically, the world is just, it feels very divisive."

"I feel like the song 'The Middle,' like, 'Why don't you just meet me in the middle?' is such a great message for right now and I think that's what people want so desperately," she adds.

Maren's also happy that "The Middle" can be enjoyed on more than one level.

She explains, "I loved that the song could pertain to a relationship and also, like, how we feel, just as people, right now in America." 

"The Middle" is currently #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Maren can also be heard on Restoration, one of two recently released albums of Elton John cover songs, performing his classic tune "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters."  On June 1, she'll kick off four months of dates as a special guest on Niall Horan's tour.

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ABC/Image Group LA (L to R: Kelly's stepdaughter Savannah, daughter River Rose, Kelly Clarkson)Kelly Clarkson’s three-and-a-half-year-old daughter River Rose is a boss baby.

The singer tells People in its new "Beautiful Issue" that she can already tell River is going to be the CEO of a company someday.

“She will run a company one day because there’s no way she’s gonna work for anyone,” Kelly says. “She does not heed to advice very well. She’s just very ba**sy, which is awesome.”

She adds that River has had some empowering female role models, including Wonder Woman and Merida from Disney’s Brave. This singer adds that she’s raising River, who also loves movies like Jurassic Park and Harry Potter, to be progressive.

“I don’t want my daughter to be a pushover when she’s older. So that’s an awesome thing, it’s an awesome aspect of her character,” she explains.

But, she adds, “At the same time, you also want to have an adult that doesn’t think they’re right all the time. But toddlers are just so egocentric and it’s just a stage that some people don’t grow out of, let’s be real. But mine will.”

As for her two-year-old son Remy, Kelly says he’s a “sensitive soul” with a bit of a destructive streak at the moment.

“You will melt. You will be like, ‘Ugh,’” she says. “[But]...I think he’s gonna be more the athlete, just like, ‘How can I knock something over?’ He’s like the Tasmanian Devil — anything that can and will be destroyed, is.”

Kelly is also stepmom to husband Brandon Blackstock’s children from a previous relationship: 11-year-old Seth and 16-year-old Savannah.

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ABC/Image Group LAChristina Aguilera’s latest foray in the film, the sci-fi movie Zoe, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. In it, she plays a robotic prostitute named Jewels.

The film’s director, Drake Doremus, tells Entertainment Tonight that Christina's involvement in the film was not stunt casting: She earned the part.

“I’m just trying to make the best movie I can and I try to cast the best person for the role and she was the best person,” he says. “She won the role.”

In the film, Jewels encounters Zoe, a more technologically advanced robot, in an underground brothel where Jewels is confined.

“They're both fascinated by each other because they both see things in each other that they don't have and that they want,” Doremus says of the two robots. “It’s really fascinating to see two different class levels observing each other.”

By the way, if you're having trouble imagine Christina as a robot, just think back to the cover of her 2010 album Bionic.

Zoe, which also stars Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux, marks Christina’s first movie role since 2010’s Burlesque. It premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAlmost two years to the day after Prince died, officials in Carver County, Minnesota will announce Thursday whether anyone will face charges in the music legend's death.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. local time April 19 at the Carver County Justice Center in Chaska, the county seat.  Prince's Paisley Park residence and studios are located in nearby Chanhassen, in the same county, about a half-hour southwest of Minneapolis.

Prince was found dead at Paisley Park on April 21, 2016 at age 57.  Six weeks later, his cause of death was ruled to be an overdose of the prescription pain medication fentanyl, which is some 50 times more powerful than heroin. 

Since his death, investigators have looked into whether Prince obtained fentanyl legally and, if not, who may have provided it to him.

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Sarah PiantadosiJames Bay has debuted the unifying new video for his single “Us,” showing that people are better when they stand together.

The video starts by intercutting scenes of people from all walks of life, all facing some sort of internal struggle alone. By the end of the clip, they've each made a connection with someone else, who shows them comfort and support.

“Touring my music means I’ve been lucky enough to meet people all over the world and witness the phenomenal strength of crowds,” James says in a statement. “Gigs can be the greatest proof that positivity and strength comes from us all sticking together.”

He adds, “I wrote this song to explore unity and inclusion. Looking through the lens of my own personal relationships, this song turned out to be a particularly important moment on the album for me.”

“Us” is the latest single from James’ upcoming album Electric Light, which comes out May 18.

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Courtesy PEOPLEPeople magazine has changed the name of its annual "50 Most Beautiful" issue to, simply, "The Beautiful Issue," to illustrate that it's not a "beauty contest."  Making that point quite well, the woman who graces the cover of this year's issue is beautiful both inside and out.

Pink and her children Willow and Jameson are the cover stars of The Beautiful Issue.  While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, the signer described her reaction to hearing the news. "I laughed out loud," she recalls. "I immediately turned to...whoever was in the room and said, ‘Did you ever think this was as good as it gets?’"

Pink, whose speech about beauty and body image at last year's MTV VMAs went viral, went on to tell Ellen, "I love the way things are changing. And I love that our perception of beauty has completely been knocked on its head.  There’s nothing wrong with beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with beautiful on the inside, beautiful on the outside. It’s all different shades, it’s all different sizes. It means whatever it means to you."

She added, "I think on one hand, my sense of humor is the best part about all of it, and on the other hand, it’s a wonderful time that we’re celebrating all different kinds of people.”

Unfortunately, Willow, who's 6 1/2, doesn't seem to have gotten the message.  Pink told Ellen that the little girl recently told her, referring to the MTV speech, "I still feel that way."

"I was like, ‘What? That you’re ugly?’" Pink continued. "She’s like, ‘Yup, I just want you to know I still feel that way. Nothing you did helped!’"

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NBC/Trae PattonThe live playoffs continued on Tuesday night’s one-hour episode of The Voice, with the remaining artists from Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys performing for a spot in the top 12. Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson's teams will perform on Wednesday.

Carson Daly announced that following Tuesday's performances, two artists from each team will advance: one based on America’s vote, the other to be chosen by his or her coach. The results will be revealed on Wednesday’s show.

First up were the five members of Team Blake:

Spensha Baker kicked the show off with Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break.” Kelly praised Spensha for choosing a song by a powerhouse singer like Underwood and “nailing it.” Blake, explaining that he tries to be impartial when judging his artists, admitted that Baker is one of his favorites.

Next up, Wilkes offered his take on “Don’t Speak,” by No Doubt, the band fronted by former Voice coach – and Shelton’s girlfriend -- Gwen Stefani. Wilkes survived an unintentional mic drop, without missing a beat, bringing all four judges to their feet. Adam called it “the ill-est improvisation” he’s ever seen in his life. Technical difficulties aside, Alicia called his vocal range “ridiculous.” After praising his song choice, Shelton dubbed Wilkes “a pro.”

Gravel-voice Pryor Baird delivered a guts rendition of Dolly Parton’s “9-5” that had Levine declaring, “It’s a foregone conclusion you belong on this show.” Blake underscored Pryor’s vocal range, noting that he sang the song in the same key as Dolly.   

Crooner Austin Giorgio put a jazzy spin on Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” Blake praised the 21-year-old singer for keeping the music of Frank Sinatra and other greats from that era alive. Adding that he was “a gift.”

Gary Edwards wrapped things up for Team Blake with his rendition of “America the Beautiful.” Kelly cheered the artist, not only for his vocal skills, but for his versatility, having performed a Bruno Mars song a night earlier. Blake said Gary “kicked open the door” with his performance.

Team Alicia’s five artists followed:

Terrence Cunningham led off with “Ain’t Nobody,” by Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan. Adam said Terrence’s “seasoned,” but also “left-of-center…jazzy…complicated…sophisticated” voice is what the show epitomizes. Alicia echoed Levine, adding that Cunningham is solely responsible for his song selection and arrangements, as well.

Next up, Christiana Danielle covered tackled Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Said Kelly afterward, “I shouldn’t even say what I’ about to say, [but] I think you’re the greatest person on this show.” Alicia called Christiana “a goddess descended upon the Earth,” adding she had a “one-of-a-kind voice.”

Jackie Foster brought the judges to their feet with her version of “Alone,” by Heart. Alicia noted that Jackie not only had an incredible range, but “a clear sense of who you are” as well.

Kelsea Johnson sang Jazmine Sullivan’s “Need U Bad,” and Keys likened her to Lauryn Hill, in the sense that Kelsea had her own unique sound that was completely her own.

Johnny Bliss closed out Team Alicia’s performances with Adele’s “One and Only.” Afterwards, Alicia praised his versatility, noting, “There is not one style of music you can’t conquer.”

Daly closed the show by offering “thoughts and prayers” on behalf of the show to the family of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died at her home in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92.

The Voice returns Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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We may be getting new music from Ariana Grande a week early.  Initially, Ari's new single was scheduled to arrive on April 27, but it appears it's been moved up to this Friday.

Ariana broke her self-imposed social media hiatus on Tuesday, first to tweet a tear-shaped emoji, then the message "missed you," and finally, a title, "No Tears Left to Cry," along with an April 20 release date.

It's not clear whether "No Tears Left to Cry" is the name of a single that's coming out on Friday, or the name of an album, the details of which will be released this Friday.  Either way, it'll be Ariana's first new music since the bombing that killed more than 20 people outside her concert in Manchester, England on May 22.

As previously reported, the singer's new album was produced half by Pharrell and half by Max Martin, and for the first time, Ariana co-wrote every song.  It's said to be her most personal work to date, and the title "No Tears Left to Cry" seems to suggest those reports are true.

Ariana new album, when it appears, will be the follow-up to 2016's Dangerous Woman, which produced the hits "Into You," "Side to Side" and the title track.

Ari's last major public appearance was performing "Be Alright" at last month's March For Our Lives gun control rally in Washington, D.C.

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Art Streiber/NBCNow that the 2018 Billboard Music Awards are airing on NBC, the network didn't have to look very far to find a host.  Kelly Clarkson, who's also a coach on NBC's The Voice, will do the honors for this year's telecast.

In a statement, Kelly says, "I already have 20 costume changes planned. I will be flying in like my girl Pink, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes."

The rarely serious singer added, "Or....I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”

NBC executive Paul Telegdy said in a statement, "Kelly Clarkson has long been a Billboard chart phenomenon and has a first-hand understanding of what matters most in music today. Her enthusiasm for all genres of music and her innate sense of humor will make for a truly memorable night.”

The show will air May 20 live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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ABC/Randy HolmesLogic and Marshmello have released an Office Space-inspired video for their collab, “Everyday.”

The video, which is more like a short film, clocking in at 10 minutes, follows Logic as a lowly office worker who constantly get berated by his bosses and is forced to work long hours.

Eventually, he becomes an old man, and finally decides to stand up to his bosses. He leads a revolt with a few other employees, including Marshmello. In a scene that pays homage to the 1999 comedy Office Space, the men take turns bashing a fax machine with a baseball bat.

They then start living their best lives: partying in the club, mountain climbing and skydiving.

In the end, it turns out all that was a daydream and Logic finds himself back in his dreary office. But the daydream is enough to inspire him to tell his bosses off and quit.

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Maverick/Warner Bros.While fans anxiously await the release of new Madonna music, she continues to tease it on her socials.  Her latest tease seems to indicate that she may have reunited with one of her previous collaborators.

On Instagram and Twitter, the Queen of Pop posted a video of herself singing along to an upbeat dance track while wearing the Snapchat rose-colored glasses filter.  She writes in the caption, "No This is NOT my new music But im having fun in the studio in between takes!!"  She then added the hashtags #music, #mirwais and #magic.

This is significant because Mirwais was one of the producers on Madonna's very successful 2000 album, Music, which spun off the #1 title track, and follow-up hits "What It Feels Like for a Girl" and "Don't Tell Me."

Mirwais also co-produced and co-wrote nearly all of Madonna's next album, 2003's American Life, and worked on a number of songs on her 2005 disc, Confessions on a Dance Floor.

In the comments of her post, fans seemed very excited at the idea of Madonna working with Mirwais again, but mostly they seem impatient for new music from the superstar.  In December, during an appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan, Madonna announced she was "coming back."  In January, she posted, "Feels so good to be working on music again!"

Madonna's most recent album was 2015's Rebel Heart.

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NABILWhen most artists release an album, they appear on TV shows and magazine covers, talking up the new project.  Well, ZAYN isn't most artists.  The rollout for his much-anticipated second album will be unlike anything else, he claims.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the former One Direction singer said, "It's all very, like, under wraps at the minute. I'm trying to keep it as mysterious as possible, but there's a plan with the rollout. It's gonna be different to, I think, anything anyone has done before, I don't think anyone's done it this way."

He goes on: "So it's gonna be interesting to see how the audience react to this kind of release, but I wanted to try something different.  I think it's all gonna make sense in the end when the album finally drops."

Asked if the album is all finished and "set it stone," ZAYN replied, "Yeah, definitely. Yeah, 100%."  He added that he has an album title, and "the whole concept and everything" is "done."

Last week, ZAYNE released the single "Let Me."  So far, there's no release date for the mysterious album.

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Brian ZiffLast year, Shawn Mendes said he'd be making a lot of festival appearances, and he's true to his word.  His latest booking is a June date at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.

Shawn posted the news on his socials Tuesday, adding "See you there!"  The Twitter version of the announcement bills the singer as giving a "special performance."  He'll appear there Friday, June 1.

According to Billboard, Shawn attended the festival in 2016 as a fan and walked around the grounds just like everybody else. 

Shawn's other festival appearances include Milwaukee's Summerfest on July 5, RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa on July 7, Quebec's Summer Festival on July 8, and a number of other festivals in the U.K., Europe and Asia.

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Dick Clark ProductionsThe full list of nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards has now been revealed, and the top nominees are Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar.

The "Shape of You" singer, the 24K Magic Grammy-winner and the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper have 15 nominations each, including Top Artist.  Their competition in that category includes Taylor Swift, who has five nods and Drake, who has nine nods.

Other top nominees include Post Malone with 12, Imagine Dragons with 11, Justin Bieber and Cardi B with eight apiece and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, who have seven each.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air May 20 on NBC.

Here a list of most of the nominees:

Top Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top Hot 100 Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."
Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."
Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour LLIF3"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Post Malone ft. Quavo, "Congratulations"

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Lil Pump, "Gucci Gang"
Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

Top Selling Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You”

Top Collaboration
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top Rock Song
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA

Top R&B Tour
Bruno Mars
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour
J. Cole
JAY-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Top Billboard 200 Album
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana

Top R&B Album
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTENTATION, 17

Top Rap Album
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Avicii, AV?CI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Latin Artist
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

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Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift are among the artists competing for top honors at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

The first batch of nominations were announced on NBC's Today show by Khalid and Bebe Rexha, who both announced that the other had been nominated.  Bebe is up for Top Country Song for "Meant to Be," her collabo with Florida Georgia Line.  Khalid, meanwhile, is competing for Top New Artist against 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Kodak Black.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC May 20 at 8 p.m ET, live from Las Vegas.

Here are the first batch of nominations:

Top Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Hot 100 Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."
Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar"
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

Top Selling Album
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top New Artist
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

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