2016 Celebrity Bug Awards: Rihanna Tops Beyoncé & Kanye With 15 Nominations



2016 is almost in the history book, but before we bid adieu, the nominees for the 9th Annual Celebrity Bug Awards, which honors the best of the year specifically in music, have arrived.

Rihanna leads the pack with a record-setting 15 nominations including Album, Performer and Entertainer of the Year, followed by Beyoncé and Kanye West with 12 nominations, hip-hop star Drake with 9 nominations and pop superstars Adele and Justin Bieber with 8 nominations.

2016 CELEBRITY BUG AWARDS : NOMINATIONS

Most Shocking Event of 2016
The Death of Prince
Kanye West’s Mental Breakdown
Kim Kardashian Gets Robbed at Gunpoint In Paris
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Announce Divorce
Janet Jackson Announces Pregnancy at 50

Most Talked About Star of 2016
Beyoncé
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Most Wanted Return in 2017
Justin Timberlake
Kendrick Lamar
Lauryn Hill
Miley Cyrus
Toni Braxton

Entertainer of the Year
Adele
Beyoncé
Carrie Underwood
Drake
Rihanna

Album of the Year
Adele, ‘25’
Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’
Justin Bieber, ‘Purpose’
Kanye West, ‘The Life of Pablo’
Rihanna, ‘Anti’

Song of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Single of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Collaboration of the Year
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, "Different for Girls”
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Kanye West, “Fade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Performer of the Year
Beyoncé
Carrie Underwood
Garth Brooks
Kanye West
Rihanna

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Zayn

Best Female Artist
Adele
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Carrie Underwood
Rihanna

Best Male Artist
David Bowie
Drake
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Zayn

Best Group/Duo
The Chainsmokers
Fifth Harmony
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Twenty One Pilots

Pop Artist of the Year
Adele
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Zayn

Pop Album of the Year
Adele, ‘25’
Ariana Grande, ‘Dangerous Woman’
Britney Spears, ‘Glory’
Justin Bieber, ‘Purpose’
Sia, ‘This Is Acting’

Pop Single of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
Zayn, “Pillowtalk”

R&B Artist of the Year
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
Usher

R&B Album of the Year
Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’
Frank Ocean, “Blonde”
Janet Jackson, ‘Unbreakable’
Rihanna, ‘Anti’
Solange, “A Seat At the Table’

R&B Single of the Year
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Maxwell, “Lake By the Ocean”
Rihanna, “Kiss It Better”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”

Country Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Dierks Bentley
Garth Brooks
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan

Country Album of the Year
Carrie Underwood, ‘Storyteller’
Dierks Bentley, ‘Black’
Eric Church, ‘Mr. Misunderstood’
Keith Urban, ‘Ripcord’
Maren Morris, ‘Hero’

Country Single of the Year
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, "Different for Girls”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

Rap Artist of the Year
Chance the Rapper
Drake
Kanye West
ScHoolboy Q
Travis Scott

Rap Album of the Year
Chance the Rapper, ‘Coloring Book’
DJ Khaled, ‘Major Key’
Drake, ‘Views’
ScHoolboy Q, ‘Blank Face LP’
Kanye West, ‘The Life of Pablo’

Rap Single of the Year
Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. Fat French Montana & Infared, “All the Way Up”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”
Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”

Rock/Alternative/Dance Artist of the Year
Blink-182
Bon Iver
David Bowie
Radiohead
Twenty One Pilots

Rock/Alternative/Dance Album of the Year
Blink-182, ‘California’
Bon Iver, ‘22, A Million’
David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’
Radiohead, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’
Weezer, ‘Weezer’

Rock/Alternative/Dance Single of the Year
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”
Metallica, “Hardwired”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Highly Suspect, “My Name Is Human”

The winners will be revealed on Saturday, December 31st. The music nominees are compiled based on releases during the October 1 to September 31 eligibility period.

To vote for your favorites and have a hand in determine the winners, please email your choices to celebritybug@gmail.com by Friday, December 30th.
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