Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars lead nominations for 2018 Billboard Music Awards

All three stars are up for the Top Artist gong

Ed SheeranKendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars lead at this year’s 2018 Billboard Music Awards, with 15 nominations each.

All three artists are nominees in the Top Artist category, along with Taylor Swift and Drake. This year Swift has a total of five nominations, while Drake is up for nine categories.

It is also a good year for Post Malone, who is nominated for nine awards including Top Male Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, and Top Rap Artist.

Imagine Dragons have also scooped ten nominations in total.

Cardi B, Khalid and ‘Havana’ star Camila Cabello are among the nominees for Top New Artist at the awards, while The Chainsmokers, Migos, Coldplay, U2 and Imagine Dragons are all up for Top Duo/Group.

Elsewhere, Beyonce, Rihanna and SZA are all up for Top R&B Female Artist, while The Weeknd gets a nod in the Top R&B Male Artist category.

Check out the full list of 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations on their official website.