U2 nominated for four Billboard Music Awards

U2 has been nominated in four categories in the 2018 Billboard Music awards, announced today.

The nominations are as follows:

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Migos
U2

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

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

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

U2 has never been the favorite artist at these awards, winning four awards  (compared to 22 Grammy awards) and this is by far the biggest showing for the band in the nominations. U2 has usually had better luck at the separate Billboard Touring Awards where they have eight wins including Top Box score for 2017’s Joshua Tree tour.

Since the Billboard Music awards are data-driven, nominations are evidence of strong fan interaction. Billboard states: “Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.”

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place Sunday, May 20.

The awards show will air live coast to coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking the first time the BBMAs will be broadcast on NBC. The network signed a multi-year deal to air the show back in November.

 

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