The nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards have been announced and some of the brightest stars in contemporary country music are included in the prestigious list!

Country superstar and cover queen Kelly Clarkson, and breakout country duo Dan + Shay were on the 8 AM ET hour of the Today show on Thursday, the 4th of April to announce the nominees.

They revealed the names who were up for some of the most spectacular categories. The rest of the nominees for the awards night were then revealed afterward via social media.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Top Female Artist:

Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Ella Mae
Halsey
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

BTS
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At the Disco
Dan and Shay

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

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via Dan + Shay’s Official Facebook Page

Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Touring Artist

Beyonce and Jay-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top Radio Song

Khalid & Normani, “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”
Post Malone, “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey, “The Middle”

Top Country Artist

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via Jason Aldean’s Official Facebook Page

Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist

Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist

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via Maren Morris Official Twitter Account

Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Country Album

Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Dan + Shan, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

Top Country Song

Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Top Soundtrack

13 Reasons Why: Season 2
A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse
The Greatest Showman