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April 11, 2017

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band snag Billboard Music Awards nominations

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Bruce Springsteen performs in concert with the E Street Band during “The River Tour 2016” at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Philadelphia.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations are giving The Boss and his band some love.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are up in the "Top Touring Artist" category against Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Coldplay and Guns N' Roses as well as Billboard's "Top Rock Tour" category that also includes Coldplay and Guns N' Roses.

There was no "Top Rock Tour" category in 2016, but Taylor Swift snagged the win for Billboard's "Top Touring Artist" last year against Madonna, One Direction, The Rolling Stones and U2. 

Drake and The Chainsmokers have the most nominations this year with 22 nods, while Twenty One Pilots trail directly behind with 17 nominations. Billboard announced the nominations Monday. 

Billboard said that the nominations are based on "fan interactions" like album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.

Springsteen recently returned from an Australia/New Zealand tour that reportedly raked in $38 million across 12 shows. 

The Billboard Music Awards will air May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Check out the complete list of nominations here