Taylor Swift made history when she dropped her 2020 surprise album Folklore in July, which topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks to tie Whitney Houston's record for most cumulative weeks at No. 1 among women. It could be her third time collecting this award, since she won top artist in 2013 and 2015.
Billie Eilish, who ties Khalid with 12 nominations, could make history if she wins top new artist and/or top Hot 100 song for "bad guy." She would became the first female artist to win top new artist since Lorde in 2014 and the first female artist to win top Hot 100 song since Meghan Trainor in 2015 with "All About That Bass."