WENN

Friends and collaborators Drake and The Weeknd are set to go head-to-head for the Top Hot 100 Artist at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

The finalists for the category were unveiled on America's Today show on Wednesday, ahead of the full list of nominees in all categories on Thursday.

Also set to compete for the Top Hot 100 Artist are fellow hitmakers DaBaby, Dua Lipa, and the late Pop Smoke.

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on 23 May.