Lionel Messi: The World’s Highest Paid Latino Celebrity

Lionel Messi isn’t just making goals… He’s makin’ some serious bank…

Forbes magazine has released its list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, with the 32-year-old Argentine professional footballer coming in at No. 5 with $104 million, making his the highest-paid Latino celebrity in the world.

Lionel Messi

Messi has been awarded both FIFA‘s Player of the Year and the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the continent a record six times. His 438 goals, including 36 hat tricks for Barcelona, is a club and La Liga record.

Neymarcomes in at No. 7…

The 28-year-old Brazilian professional footballer, who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team, had reported earnings of $95.5 million.

Jennifer Lopez is the highest-paid Latina celebrity on Forbes’ list.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar,one of the more popular celebrities when it comes to endorsements, had earnings of $47.5 million. She has deals with VersaceDSWQuay sunglasses and her own fragrances.

The multi-hyphenate also produced and starred in the 2019 film Hustlers.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has made Forbes’ list for the first time…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican Broadway star had reported earnings of $45.5 million.

The Hamilton creator and star added to his haul from the Broadway hit in February when Walt Disney paid $75 million for the rights to air the filmed version of his Founding Father musical. 

Other Latino/a celebrities making the list include Howie Dorough (along with his fellow Backstreet Boys), Sofia VergaraRobert Trujillo (along with his fellow Metallica band mates), Rafael Nadal and Canelo Alvarez.

Here’s a look at the Latino/as making this year’s list:

No. 5 Lionel Messi, $104 million
No. 7 Neymar, $95.5 million
No. 56 Jennifer Lopez, $47.5 million 
No. 62 Lin-Manuel Miranda, $45.5 million
No. 64 Backstreet Boys, $45 million
No. 71 Sofia Vergara, $43 million
No. 78 Metallica, $40.5 million
No. 80 Rafael Nadal, $40 million
No. 91 Canelo Alvarez, $37 million

Robert Trujillo & His Metallica Mates Release Batch 100 Limited-Edition Blackened American Whiskey Boxed Set

Robert Trujillo is enjoying the (di)still of the night…

The 55-year-old half-Mexican American bassist and his Metallic band mates havelaunched their Batch 100 limited-edition box set of Blackened American Whiskey

Metallica

The set pairs with two 12″ vinyl picture discs of Metallica’s playlist used in the distilling process.

The “Black Noise” custom sonic-enhancement process plays a unique mix of Metallica’s rare, live and studio recordings from its wide-spanning career, which was curated by master distiller/blender Rob Dietrich, at such a low frequency that it assists in the actual making of the liquor.

The low vibrations “pummel the black brandy casks during the finishing process, agitating the whiskey and extracting more flavor from the wood,” according to a press release.

Dietrich, who’s the first person outside of the band to blend the official playlist for one of its 19 batches of Blackened American Whiskey, adds a special personal touch by including the live version of “One,” which he played during his deployment in Somalia.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to be able to create a whiskey and pour so much of myself personally into the process,” Dietrich said in the release. “Music and distilling are two things I have dedicated my life to, and I do not take for granted how rare it is to be able to blend, literally, these worlds.”

Metallica frontman Lars Ulrich approved of his picks. “When I look at Rob’s playlist, I love the selections. I love the variety and I love that he’s gone for two deeper live tracks from the Damaged Justice tour,” he said in a statement. “I love seeing both the Binge & Purge and Through the Never eras represented. And he even tapped the Helping Hands album, so it’s clear he is not a part-timer!”

The Batch 100 limited-edition box set not only comes with the booze and accompanying beats but also with a first-edition Blackened Zine, which features Dietrich and Ulrich’s commentary on the whiskey blending process, iconic images of the heavy metal heavyweights, and behind-the-scenes footage of Metallica’s headquarters and rehearsal space.

Fans can purchase the Batch 100 limited-edition box set for $149 (although prices may vary by state) here and catch Ulrich’s unboxing video, as well as the tracklist for the two vinyl discs, below.

Robert Trujillo & Metallica Pledge $750,000 to Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts

Robert Trujillo is doing his part to battle the bushfire emergency in Australia…

The 55-year-old half-Mexican American bassist and songwriter and his fellow Metallica bandmates have pledged $750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to support relief efforts.

Metallica

“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria,” reads a statement issued by the band.

“The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.”

It’s a particularly nice touch from a hard-rocking band who’re idolized in the land Down Under, and whose scheduled 2019 tour of Australia was postponed when vocalist James Hetfield sought treatment for addiction.

Metallica went a step further by posting a string of tweets with background to the ongoing bushfire tragedy and information on how others can help.

Robert Trujillo & His Metallica Mates Donate to California’s Wildfire Recovery Efforts

Robert Trujillo helping with California’s wildfire recovery efforts…

The 55-year-old half-Mexican American musician and his Metallica band mates have donated $100,000 through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation to help in the recovery from the fires that have ripped through Northern and Southern California over the past month, displacing thousands and leaving more than 500,000 in the dark due to power outages aimed at avoiding further blazes.

Metallica

“Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires,” they wrote. 

It is the second year in a row the band has pledged support for the state in the wake of historic fires, offering up $100,000 in 2018 and playing a wildfire relief show in San Francisco in 2017.

“The All Within My Hands Foundation would like to lend support to those affected in both Northern and Southern California by donating $100,000 to assist in relief, $50,000 to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund– created by the Community Foundation Sonoma County – and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund – created by the California Community Foundation,” they wrote. “Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms. We would also like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need as well as the first responders who have been working tirelessly to keep Californians safe.”

They also encouraged fans to volunteer, offer their homes for temporary housing, contribute money, non-perishable foods, clothing and supplies. 

Robert Trujillo & Metallica Partner with Stance on a Rockin’ Sock Line

Robert Trujillo wants to help you put your best (rockin’) foot forward…

The 55-year-old half-Mexican American musician and his Metallicaband mates have released their latest band merch: socks.

Metallica

Metallica announced their collaboration with sock maker Stance this week on eight styles of hosiery in a mix of performance and casual options. 

The sock styles include a black youth version with a white Metallica logo, an infant/toddler three-pack, a version with flaming skulls, as well as Master of PuppetsRide the LightningKill ‘Em All and Master of Puppet versions for adults; there is also a Metallica logo sock for adults in the collection, with prices ranging from $13.99-$24.99. 

Metallica x Stance Socks
Metallica x Stance Socks
Metallica x Stance Socks
Metallica x Stance Socks
Metallica x Stance Socks

But this isn’t Metallica’s first fashion collaboration…

The hard rock band previously launched a Billabong x Metallica Black AlbumJacket, “Enter Sandman” Nixonwatch, Master of Puppets BrokkerFigure Set and the Kill ‘Em All backpack. 

Robert Trujillo & Metallica’s “Halo on Fire” Charts on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Robert Trujillo is still on fire

The 54-year-old Mexican American musician, songwriter and bassist and his Metallica band mates have charted their sixth song from their album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.

Robert Trujillo

On the December 15-dated ranking, “Halo on Fire” debuts at No. 29.

The first five songs from the album all reached the top five, with two topping the tally. In order of their chart runs: “Hardwired” (No. 1, one week, October 2016), “Moth Into Flame” (No. 5, November 2016),“Atlas, Rise!” (No. 1, two weeks, February 2017), “Now That We’re Dead” (No. 2, July 2017) and “Spit Out the Bone” (No. 4, March 2018).

“Halo on Fire” extends the lifetime of Hardwired on Mainstream Rock Songsto over two years and three months, as lead single “Hardwired” debuted on Sept. 3, 2016.

Hardwired is the first set to produce at least six Mainstream Rock Songs entries in over a decade, since Nickelback‘s All the Right Reasons also yielded six, stretching from the seven-week No. 1 “Photograph” (beginning in October 2005) to “If Everyone Cared” (No. 37 peak, March 2007).

Metallica is no stranger to maximizing album airplay. Hardwired‘s predecessor, 2008’s Death Magnetic, generated five entries on Mainstream Rock Songs, including a pair of No. 1s in “The Day That Never Comes” (for nine weeks) and “Cyanide” (two).

Hardwired debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated December 10, 2016, with 291,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

Robert Trujillo & His Metallica Bandmates to Perform at Band Together Bay Area Concert for North Bay Firestorm Relief

Robert Trujillo is banding together for firestorm relief…

The 52-year-old Mexican American bassist and his fellow Metallica members will perform as part of Band Together Bay Area’s relief concert.

Robert Trujillo & Metallica

A coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders launched Band Together Bay Area in response to the North Bay firestorm — the most destructive and deadliest firestorm disaster in California history — to support the local relief effort with a concert November 9 at AT&T Park in San Francisco featuring Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy and more.

“For 34 years, Metallica has flown the flag for the Bay Area all over the world,” says Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement provided to Billboard. “The recent tragic events up in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties have left us all saddened. We’re here to help as much as we can, and this concert on November 9 is one small way we can do that.”

The concert will be underwritten by sponsors, with 100 percent of ticket sales going to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund.

Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment are joining forces to help produce and manage the event. The best seats in the house will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the firestorm.

“Sometimes you just need to stop and do something meaningful,” says Gregg Perloff, CEO of indie concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment. “This is one of those times. We are one community and together we act as one.”

Tickets for the Band Together Bay Area concert will go on public sale Friday at 10 a.m. at bandtogetherbayarea.org and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50 plus fees. Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort.

Band Together Bay Area — a business coalition including Kaiser Permanente, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce, Google, Twilio, the San Francisco Giants, Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment — has raised an initial $6.5 million from partners and founding sponsors.

The funds raised by Band Together Bay Area will go into an emergency relief fund established by Tipping Point Community and will be directed to the North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners supporting the low-income communities hit hardest by the fires.

The fires have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.

“Live Nation, along with our BottleRock Festival family in Napa, are honored to be a part of an effort to help raise funding for so many deeply affected by the North Bay wildfires,” says Jodi Goodman, president of Live Nation Northern California. “Seeing the Bay Area music community come together to help those in need is truly inspiring. Thanks to all of the artists and companies who have banded together to make it all possible.”

Robert Trujillo & Metallica’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” Surpasses One Million Copies Sold

Robert Trujillo has a million reasons to smile…

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician/songwriter and Metallica band members’ latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct has registered another 4,000 copies sold in the latest tracking week.

Robert Trujillo

With its performance, the album surpasses 1 million in total U.S. sales, as its to-date sum rises to a little more than 1,004,000.

The former No. 1 set is the band’s 12th album to sell at least a million copies since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

Some of Hardwired‘s sales were driven by a well-received concert ticket/album bundle sale redemption promotion with the band’s stadium tour.

In total, the group has sold 58 million albums in the U.S. in the Nielsen Music era, and owns the overall top-selling album of that span of time: its self-titled 1991 release, with 16.6 million sold.

Ceu Earns Libera Award Nomination for Acclaimed Album “Tropix”

The sky’s the limit for Céu

The 37-year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter, whose full name is Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças, has earned a Libera Award nomination from the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM).

Céu

Céu is nominated in the Best Classical/World Album for her album Tropix, released by Six Degrees Records. The critically acclaimed album, which was released in March 2016, earned Céu two Latin Grammys last year, including Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album.

Meanwhile, Robert Trujillo and his Metallica bandmates picked up a nod in the Best Metal/Hard Rock Album category for the band’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct album, which was released by Blackened Recordings.

The Libera Awards, which are presented by SoundExchange, recognize artistic, creative and business achievement in the independent music sector.

“The Libera Awards allow the independent recorded music community to celebrate and showcase its own,” said Richard James Burgess, CEO A2IM, in a statement. “In a digital environment where credits are sorely lacking it is increasingly necessary to identify and publically demonstrate the incredible diversity of independent music.”

The ceremony will be held June 8 at New York City’s PlayStation Theater with Ted Leo hosting the sixth annual event.

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees:

2017’s Libera Awards Nominations

Album of the Year 

  • Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN (Jagjaguwar)
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Jagjaguwar)
  • Bonobo – Migration (Ninja Tune)
  • Mandolin Orange – Blindfaller (Yep Roc Records)
  • Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
  • Thundercat – Drunk (Brainfeeder)

Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album

  • Adrian Young – Something About April II (Linear Labs)
  • BADBADNOTGOOD – IV (Innovative Leisure)
  • Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder Records)
  • Charles Bradley – Changes (Daptone Records)
  • Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice (Innovative Leisure)
  • Sampha – Process (Young Turks)
  • Thundercat – Drunk (Brainfeeder)

Best Live Act 

  • Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar)
  • Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
  • Charles Bradley (Daptone Records)
  • Chuck Prophet (Yep Roc Records)
  • Iggy Pop (Loma Vista Recordings)
  • Radiohead (XL Recordings)
  • Run the Jewels (Run the Jewels, Inc)

Best Sync Usage

  • Alabama Shakes – Transparent | Season 3 Official Trailer | Amazon Video (Music Supervisor: Arranged by Zync Music) (ATO Records)
  • Gillian Welch – Hell or High Water (Music Supervisor: Chris Robertson) (Acony Records)
  • Perfume Genius – Toyatathon 2016 Ad Spot (Music Supervisor: Abby Rubin) (Matador Records)
  • Radiohead – The Accountant Official Trailer (Music Supervisor: Miwa Okumura) (XL Recordings)
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Lincoln MKZ Spot (Music Supervisor: Neal Sugarman) (Daptone Records)
  • Sharon Van Etten – 2016 Volvo XC90 TV Commercial (Music Supervisor: Ben Dorenfeld, Grey Advertising / Jon Coombs, Secretly Group) (Jagjaguwar)
  • tUnE-yArDs – #Pixel: Memories by you, Phone by Google (Music Supervisor: Abby Rubin) (4AD)

Breakthrough Artist 

  • Delicate Steve – This Is Steve (ANTI-)
  • The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood (4AD)
  • Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math (ATO Records)
  • Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man Records)
  • Roosevelt – Roosevelt (City Slang)
  • Whitney – Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian)
  • Young M.A – OOOUUU (M.A Music/3d)

Best Classical/World Album

  • Bing & Ruth – No Home Of The Mind (4AD)
  • Céu – Tropix (Six Degrees Records)
  • Hailu Mergia – Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
  • Imarhan – Imarhan (City Slang)
  • Laraaji – All In one Peace (Leaving Records)
  • Peter Broderick – Partners (Erased Tapes Records)
  • Tinariwen – Elwan (Anti-)

Best Country/Americana/Folk Album

  • Case/Lang/Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs (ANTI-)
  • Drive-By Truckers – American Band (ATO Records)
  • Gillian Welch –  Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony Records)
  • Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee (Merge Records)
  • Mandolin Orange – Blindfaller (Yep Roc Records)
  • Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter (Third Man Records)
  • Michael Chapman – 50 (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)

Creative Packaging

  • Bobo Yéyé – Belle Époque in Upper Volta (Creative Director: Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier) (Numero Group)
  • Bonobo – Migration (Creative Director: Neil Krug) (Ninja Tune)
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Creative Director: Eric Timothy Carlson) (Jagjaguwar)
  • Eggs Over Easy – The Eggs Over Easy Story (Creative Director: Nathan Golub) (Yep Roc Records)
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Creative Director: Jason Galea) (ATO Records)
  • My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves (Deluxe Edition) (Creative Director: Jim James & Danny Cash) (ATO Records)
  • Thundercat – Drunk (Creative Director: Adam Stober) (Brainfeeder)

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS (Secretly Canadian)
  • Bonobo – Migration (Ninja Tune)
  • Boys Noize – Mayday (Boysnoize Records)
  • DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall (Mass Appeal Records)
  • Flume – Skin (Mom + Pop Music/Future Classic)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears (Western Vinyl)
  • TYCHO – Epoch (Ghostly International)

Independent Champion 

  • Bandcamp
  • MERLIN
  • NPR
  • PledgeMusic
  • Redeye
  • Secretly Distribution
  • Spotify

Label of the Year (6+ employees) 

  • ATO Records
  • Innovative Leisure
  • Jagjaguwar
  • Mexican Summer
  • Stones Throw
  • XL Recordings
  • Yep Roc Records

Label of the Year (<5 employees)

  • Acony Records
  • Dangerbird Records
  • Daptone Records
  • Erased Tapes Records
  • Run For Cover Records
  • Topshelf
  • Triple Crown Records

Marketing Genius

  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million – (Marketing Lead: Phil Waldorf / Tom Davies) (Jagjaguwar)
  • Charles Bradley – Changes – (Marketing Lead: Nydia Davila, Victoria Morris, and Joanna Noyes) (Daptone Records)
  • DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak Campaign – (Marketing Lead: Amit Nerurkar, Chris Mcilvenny, Annie Chen) (Mass Appeal Records)
  • Joseph – I’m Alone, No You’re Not – (Marketing Lead: Jon Salter, Laura Lyons) (ATO Records)
  • KAYTRANADA – 99.9% The Game – (Marketing Lead: Adam Berman, Pablo Douzoglou, Blake Thomas) (XL Recordings)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity – (Marketing Lead: Jon Salter, Dave McClain, Laura Lyons) (ATO Records)
  • Radiohead –  Radiohead Disappears from the Internet – (Marketing Lead: Radiohead, Scott Wright) (XL Recordings)
  • The xx – I See You (Marketing Lead: Pablo Douzoglou, Blake Thomas) (Young Turks)

Best Metal/Hard Rock Album

  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith of Phobos (ATO Records)
  • Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (ATO Records)
  • Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Blackened Recordings)
  • Pierce The Veil – Misadventures (Fearless Records)
  • Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse Records)
  • White Lung – Paradise (Domino Recording Company)

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album

  • Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
  • De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody (A.O.I. Records)
  • Gold Panda – Good Luck And Do Your Best (City Slang)
  • KAYTRANADA – 99.9% (XL Recordings)
  • NxWorries – Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
  • Tech N9ne – The Storm (Strange Music)

Video of the Year 

  • Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me (Jagjaguwar)
  • ANOHNI – Drone Bomb Me (Secretly Canadian)
  • Bonobo – Kerala (Ninja Tune)
  • DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak (Mass Appeal Records)
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife/People-Vultures (ATO Records)
  • Mitski – Your Best American Girl (Dead Oceans)
  • Radiohead – Daydreaming (XL Recordings)

Video of the Year (Fan Vote) Sponsored by YouTube

  • Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me (Jagjaguwar)
  • ANOHNI – Drone Bomb Me (Secretly Canadian)
  • Bonobo – Kerala (Ninja Tune)
  • DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak (Mass Appeal Records)
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife/People-Vultures (ATO Records)
  • Mitski – Your Best American Girl (Dead Oceans)
  • Radiohead – Daydreaming (XL Recordings)

Mars Earns Three Billboard Music Award Nominations, Including Top R&B Artist

It’s a Magic-filled year for Bruno Mars

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced, with the 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer leading the Latino pack of nominees with three.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who released his third album 24K Magic last November, is nominated in the Top R&B Artist category.

Mars, who picked up a Billboard Music Award in 2011 for “Just The Way You Are,” will also compete in the Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song categories.

But Mars isn’t the only multiple Latino nominee…

Robert Trujillo and his Metallica bandmates have picked up two nods.

The 52-year-old part-Mexican American guitarist and his groupmates are nominated for Top Rock Artist, as well as the Top Rock Album for Hardwired…To Self Destruct.

In the Latin categories, the late Juan Gabriel picked up three nods, including one for Top Latin Artist; J Balvin picked up two, including one for Top Latin Album for his studio effort Energia; Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho earned two nods, including Top Latin Artist; and Nicky Jam and Maluma both received nods in the Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Song categories.

Shakira, a 7-time Billboard Music Award winner, received two nods in the same category, Top Latin Song, for “Chantaje,” her collaboration with Maluma, and “La Bicicleta,” her collaboration with Carlos Vives.

Two-time Grammy winner and 3-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda also earned two nominations in the same category, Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and lyricist is a nominee for his work on the cast album to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, as well as his Oscar-nominated work on the soundtrack to Disney’s Moana.

Other Latino nominees include CNCO, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin and Camila Cabello.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyonce
Drake
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyonce
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
Beyonce
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake
Future
Kanye West

 

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Drake, Views
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers, Cleopatra
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin, Energia
CNCO, Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage 
Flume, Skin
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”