Wednesday, April 18, 2018

U2 nominated for four Billboard Music Awards

U2 have been nominated for four 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The band will compete for “Top Duo/Group” against The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Migos, while their 2017 release, “Songs Of Experience”, is in the running for “Top Rock Album” at this year’s event alongside records by Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Panic! At The Disco and Portugal. The Man.

“Songs Of Experience” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

U2 – who topped live music industry magazine Pollstar’s list of worldwide concert tours in 2017 – also received Billboard nominations for “Top Rock Tour” and “Top Touring Artist.”

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

Based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, May 20 on the NBC-TV network.

U2 will begin a North American tour in support of “Songs Of Experience” in Tulsa, OK on May 2.

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