Billboard Music Awards: Which Talent Show Stars Were Nominated?

Kelly Clarkson Adam Levine The VoiceJill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

The nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards were announced Thursday morning by none other than Kelly Clarkson. The American Idol winner and Voice coach will be hosting the event next month, for the second year in a row.

But Kelly isn’t the only talent show star you’ll see at the show. Several current judges and past contestants are nominated for awards. Check them out below, and see a full list of nominees here. Then watch the BBMAs on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Adam Levine

Kelly’s fellow coach is nominated for several awards with his band Maroon 5. They’re in the running for Top Duo/Group and Top Radio Songs Artist, and their song “Girls Like You” with Cardi B is nominated for five awards. You can root for them in Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Collaboration.

Carrie Underwood

The former American Idol winner and massively successful country star is nominated in two categories at this year’s awards. She’s in the running for Top Female Country Artist and Top Country Album for “Cry Pretty.” Since Kelly is hosting and all, maybe we can finally see a duet from these two?

Bebe Rexha

The new fifth coach on The Voice “Comeback Stage” is nominated in two categories for her collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line. The track is nominated for Top Radio Song and Top Country Song. You know what they say about winning awards — if it’s meant to be, it’ll be.

Adam Lambert

This may not officially count as a nomination for Adam, but Queen is nominated for Top Rock Artist. The American Idol alum has sung lead vocals for the band, and is embarking on another tour with them later this year. Whether Adam is included in the nomination or not, we’re crossing our fingers for another live performance like the one at the Oscars.

Luke Bryan

Luke is the only American Idol judge nominated in this year’s BBMAs, for Top Country Tour. The star performed for fans on the What Makes You Country tour last year, and will set out on the Sunset Repeat tour later this year. He’s up against Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain in the category.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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