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Rolling Stones, Elton John, Metallica receive multiple nominations for 2020 ‘Billboard’ Music Awards

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The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Metallica have all been nominated for honors in the same two categories for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

The three artists, which are all Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees,  are in the running for the Top Rock Tour award and the Top Touring Artist prize. Pop stars Pink and Ed Sheeran also will compete for the Top Touring Artist award.

Among the other nominees is the soundtrack to the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, which will vie for the Top Soundtrack award.

Rapper/singer Post Malone leads all nominees, with a total of 16 nods.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air live on October 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The nominations are based on the Billboard chart period running from March 23, 2019, through March 14, 2020. That’s because the awards were originally scheduled to take place on April 29, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the full list of nominees, visit Billboard.com.

By Josh Johnson and Matt Friedlander
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