Adele leads Billboard awards nods

2012-04-21 07:53

Los Angeles – Adele is up for 18 Billboard Music awards.

The Someone Like You hitmaker leads the nominations with her huge haul which includes top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 artist while her single Rolling In The Deep is a contender in seven song categories.

LMFAO received 17 nominations, while Rihanna – who was nominated in 18 categories last year – made the shortlist for 13 awards.

Lady GaGa and Lil Wayne both received nods in 10 different categories and each will compete against Adele, Rihanna and Katy Perry for the prestigious top artist prize.

Nominees for the top new artist gong include Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster The People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa.

The awards – which features many additional categories – celebrate artists who have appeared in the Billboard charts between the end of February 2011 and March this year, with winners determined by album, single and digital sales, touring, streaming and data from social websites such as Facebook and Myspace.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.

2012 Billboard Music Awards nominees:

Top artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top new artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top male artist:
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

Top female artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top duo/group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top hot 100 artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top digital songs artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top radio songs artist:
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top touring artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

Top social artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top streaming artist:
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

Top digital media artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Top pop artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top R&B artist:
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top rap artist:
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Top country artist:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top rock artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top alternative artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin artist:
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Top dance artist:
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Top christian artist:
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

– BangShowBiz/Channel24

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