Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations.
The “Wow.” rapper is nominated 16 times in 15 categories, followed by first-time nominees Lil Nas X with 13 and Billie Eilish with 12.
Khalid ties Eilish with 12 nominations.
Among other nominees is Kanye West, whose Jesus Is King album grabbed him nine nominations in Christian categories including top Christian artist, top gospel artist, top Christian album, top gospel album and top Christian song.
West also competes against himself for top gospel song, in which “Closed on Sunday,” “Follow God,” “On God” and “Selah” are all nominated.
Kelly Clarkson will return as host for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 14.
This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, which was intended as originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.