Nominees for this year's "Billboard Music Awards" were announced yesterday, and ED SHEERAN, BRUNO MARS, and Pulitzer Prize winner KENDRICK LAMAR are in the lead with 15 each.
They're all up for Top Artist, along with DRAKE and TAYLOR SWIFT . . . who only has 5 nominations herself. Drake has 9.
Post Malone is up for 12, Imagine Dragons has 10 nods, and Justin Bieber and Cardi B both have 8.
And, snagging a single nomination is BHAD BHABIE. She's up for Top Female Rap Artist. You'd know her better as Danielle Bregoli . . . a.k.a. the "Cash Me Ousside" girl from "Dr. Phil". So yeah, there's that. (???)
The show will air live on NBC on Sunday, May 20th, with KELLY CLARKSON hosting.
(Check out the ridiculously long list of nominees here.)