HOUSTONIAMAG.COM: Lizzo received 11 Billboard Music Award nominations yesterday, including Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Hot 100 Song (for “Truth Hurts”).
If she wins Top New Artist, the “Good as Hell” singer would be “the first female artist to win in this category since Lorde in 2014,” according to Billboard, which released its 2020 nominations Tuesday. Similarly, if Lizzo nabs Top Hot 100 Song, it’ll be the first time a female artist has taken home the award since Meghan Trainor won in 2015 for “All About That Bass.”
And speaking of the Top Hot 100 Song nom, “Truth Hurts” received a lot more love. The song, which was released in 2017 but didn’t explode into fame until last year, got three other nods itself: Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Rap Song. But Billboard didn’t forget about Lizzo’s other hits. “Good as Hell” was nominated for Top R&B Song.
“I just wanna thank God,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram yesterday, along with a list of her nominations. “And thank YOU.”
Lizzo isn’t the only Houston-raised star to get Billboard nods this year. Megan Thee Stallion got a nom for Top Rap Female Artist. Travis Scott racked in nominations for Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Rap Tour, fitting for the man who launched the Astroworld Festival in 2018 and played there again last fall. And, of course, Beyoncé received a Top R&B Album nod for “Homecoming: The Live Album.” She’s also up against Lizzo and Life on Earth singer Summer Walker for Top R&B Female Artist—we’ll all be biting our nails on this one.
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will take place October 14.
There were first-time winners in several key categories at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was named best female R&B/pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, including the last six years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won best female hip hop artist, beating two former winners in the category — Cardi B, who had won the last two years, and seven-time winner Nicki Minaj.
DaBaby won best male hip hop artist, beating four-time winner Drake, among others.