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Rihanna And Drake: Former Couple Leading 2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominations; Contenders Revealed

Update Date: Apr 19, 2017 02:05 AM EDT
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Drake presents Rihanna with the The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Getty Images / Michael Loccisano)

The romance between Rihanna and Drake seems to have become an old tale now. After separating from Chris Brown, Rihanna was seen hanging around with Drake for a couple of months.

Now, their renewed association is going to take a new turn at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards podium. Don't take it as an indication of their renewed romance, but fans can still expect to see them together once again.

A Big Opportunity For Rihanna And Drake At 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Rihanna and Drake are both all set to face each other once again, as they will be leading the nominations at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. According to Caribbean 360, the 30-year old Drake has tied in terms of all-time records, with The Chainsmokers (consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart) for the most nomination in a single year - with a whopping 22 nods.

On the other hand, the source also notified that if Rihanna and Drake are able to bag over 12 awards, they will surpass Adele, who made a record for winning the most in a single night. Apart from this, latest news suggested that the former couple (Rihanna and Drake) will be going directly in multiple categories, which also include the Top Artist award.

Other Contenders For Drake And Rihanna At 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake competes with Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Future, and The Weeknd for the category of Top Male Artist. The competition of Rihanna will take place for the category of Top Female Artist with Beyoncé, Adele, Sia, and Ariana Grande.

“Twenty One Pilots follows with 17 nominations, then Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with 8,” as reported by Billboard. Julia Michaels and Pete Wentz announced the first five categories last Monday (Apr. 17) on "Good Morning America."

Don’t miss the airing of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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