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Adele up against Beyonce for top Billboard honour

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Nominations: British star Adele

Nominations: British star Adele

Nominations: British star Adele

Adele and Beyonce will go head-to-head for the top gong at the Billboard Music Awards.

They're nominated for top artist as well as being pitched against other for top female artist at next month's Las Vegas ceremony, one of the biggest nights on the US music calendar.

Drake and The Chainsmokers have a record 22 nominations each, followed by Twenty One Pilots who have 17 nods and Rihanna with 14.

Zayn Malik is up for best new artist, while Prince has earned three posthumous nominations.

Other British nominees include Coldplay, who have four nominations, Calvin Harris, who has two nods, and Radiohead, up for top rock album.

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