the Chainsmokers and Drake top the Billboard Music Awards nominees.

It's a good day to be a Chainsmoker.  

Wait, don't hurry out to buy a pack of cigs.  Cancer kills.  I'm writing about the duo known as the Chainsmokers, who found out Monday morning they lead the way with 22 nominations for the Billboard Music Awards, tying Toronto rapper Drake for the most noms.

the Chainsmokers, whose real names are Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, have already won a Grammy Award and hit the top of the Billboard chart with their number one hit "Closer", thanks to help from the beautiful voice of Halsey.  They're nominated for Top Artist of the Year and Best Duo/Group, along with a boatload of other awards.


Aubrey Drake Graham (above) is a 30-year-old rapper/producer/actor from up the QEW in Toronto, known to the world as Drake.  He's also up for Top Artist, along with Male Artist and 20 other noms.  Others up for the Top Artist Award include Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna (one of her 17 nominations), twenty one pilots and The Weekend.  You can see who wins May 21 on ABC.

Here's the full list of Billboard Award noms: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/7752631/billboard-music-awards-2017-nominations-full-list

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