Billboard Music Awards: The nominees

2013-04-23 15:20
 
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Los Angeles - Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the way at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with 11 nominations each.

Out of their 11 categories, the three leaders will all compete for Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist.

Maroon 5 and fun. will also vie for Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, and Top Digital Song while Maroon 5 and Taylor will compete for Top Artist and fun. and Taylor are both finalists for Top Streaming Song (Video).

Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen have received nods in 10 and nine categories respectively while One Direction will compete for eight awards at the ceremony which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 19 May.

For the first time this year, the Billboard Music Awards will also feature new EDM categories, which will spotlight top electronic dance music artists, albums and songs.

Prince is also set to be presented with the Billboard Icon Award during this year's ceremony.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.
 
2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists:

Top Artist:
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Gotye
One Direction
PSY
The Lumineers

Top Male Artist:
Bruno Mars
Drake
Flo Rida
Jason Aldean
Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Coldplay
fun.
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Mumford & Sons
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Flo Rida
fun.
Maroon 5
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Pop Artist:
Adele
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction

Top R&B Artist:
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Usher

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull
PSY

Top Country Artist:
Carrie Underwood
Hunter Hayes
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
fun.
Gotye
Mumford & Sons

Top Pop Album:
Adele - 21
Justin Bieber - Believe
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
One Direction - Take Me Home
One Direction - Up All Night

Top R&B Album:
Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
Chris Brown - Fortune
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Usher - Looking 4 Myself

Top Rock Album:
fun. - Some Nights
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal
Phillip Phillips - The World From The Side of the Moon
The Lumineers - The Lumineers

Top Hot 100 Song:
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
fun. - Some Nights
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
Maroon 5 - One More Night
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa - Payphone

Top Rock Song:
fun. - Some Nights
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - We Are Young
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
Phillip Phillips - Home
The Lumineers - Ho Hey

Click here for the full list.

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