Billboard Live Music Awards 2018: The Carters and Taylor Swift Among Lead Nominees

John Mayer and Shawn Mendes will lead the honourees at this year’s Billboard Live Music Awards.

Mayer will be feted with the Legend of Live award at the Montage in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on 13 November, while Mendes will take home Billboard’s first ever Artist of the Year trophy.

Meanwhile, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift lead the nominees and will face off with each other for the Top World Tour, Top U.S. Tour and Top Draw accolades, while pals Sheeran and Swift will also battle for the Top Boxscore honour, alongside U2.

And Maluma, Cardi B and Post Malone are up for the Breakthrough Artist prize.

The main list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Live Music Awards is:

Breakthrough Artist

  • Maluma
  • Cardi B
  • Post Malone

Top World Tour

  • Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Top U.S. Tour

  • Beyonce knowles & Jay-Z
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Top Draw

  • Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Top Comedy Tour

  • Kevin Hart
  • Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Chris Rock

Top Festival

  • Life is Beautiful Festival
  • Lollapalooza Brazil
  • Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Top Manager

  • Andrew Gertler
  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Dre London

Top Arena

  • The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Madison Square Garden, New York
  • O2 Arena, London

Top Venue (Under 10,000 Seats)

  • Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
  • Radio City Music Hall, New York
  • Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Top Venue (Under 5,000 Seats)

  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • Fox Theatre, Atlanta
  • Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Top Club (Under 2,000 Capacity)

  • 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
  • The Showroom at the Flamingo, Las Vegas

Top Amphitheater

  • Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley
  • Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Top Boxscore

  • Ed Sheeran (Wembley Stadium, London – June 14-17)
  • Taylor Swift (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey – July 20-22)
  • U2 (Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paolo, Brazil – October 19-25)

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