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U2, Lionel Richie and Tom Petty among nominees for 2018 "Billboard" Music Awards

Credit: Anton CorbijnThe nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed, and U2 is among the artists who have the chance to win multiple honors.

The Irish rockers have scored four nominations and will vie for awards in the Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour and Top Rock Album categories, the latter nod coming for their recently released Songs of Experience.

U2 will compete against The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Migos for the Top Duo/Group trophy; Coldplay, Guns N' Roses, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran for the Top Touring Artist prize; and Coldplay and Guns N' Roses for the Top Rock Tour honor. Other Top Rock Album nominees include Imagine Dragons' Evolve, Linkin Park's One More Light, Panic! at the Disco's Death of a Bachelor, and Portugal. the Man's Woodstock.

Other veteran artists receiving Billboard Music Award nominations are Lionel Richie and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Richie's in the running for the Top R&B Tour honor, along with Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. The late Petty and his band are up for the Top Rock Artist award, as are Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Portugal. the Man and twenty one pilots.

Sheeran, Mars and rap star Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations, 15. Check out the full list of nominees at

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards ceremony airs May 20 on NBC.

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