Taylor Swift and fun. grab most music award nominations

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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 May 19.

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.

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2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists:

ARTIST AWARDS

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 Digital Songs Artist:

  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Flo Rida
  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:

  • Flo Rida
  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rihanna

Top Touring Artist:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Coldplay
  • Lady Gaga
  • Madonna
  • Roger Waters

Top Social Artist:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • One Direction
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:

  • Baauer
  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj
  • PSY
  • Rihanna

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 Latin Artist:

  • Don Omar
  • Jenni Rivera
  • Prince Royce
  • Romeo Santos
  • Shakira

Top Dance Artist:

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Madonna
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist:

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • deadmau5
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Artist:

  • Casting Crowns
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Matt Redman
  • MercyMe
  • tobyMac

 

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:

  • Adele '21'
  • Mumford & Sons 'Babel'
  • One Direction 'Take Me Home'
  • One Direction 'Up All Night'
  • Taylor Swift 'Red'

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 Rap Album:

  • 2 Chainz 'Based On A T.R.U. Story'
  • Kendrick Lamar 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'The Heist'
  • Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'
  • Rick Ross 'God Forgives, I Don't'

Top Country Album:

  • Carrie Underwood 'Blown Away'
  • Jason Aldean 'Night Train'
  • Lionel Richie 'Tuskegee'
  • Luke Bryan 'Tailgates & Tanlines'
  • Taylor Swift 'Red'

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 Latin Album:

  • Jenni Rivera 'Joyas Prestadas: Banda'
  • Jenni Rivera 'Joyas Prestadas: Pop'
  • Jenni Rivera 'La Misma Gran Senora'
  • Prince Royce 'Phase II'
  • Romeo Santos 'Formula: Vol. 1'

Top Dance Album:

  • David Guetta 'Nothing But The Beat'
  • deadmau5 'Album Title Goes Here'
  • LMFAO 'Sorry For Party Rocking'
  • Madonna 'MDNA'
  • Skrillex 'Bangarang'

Top EDM Album:

  • David Guetta 'Nothing But The Beat'
  • deadmau5 'Album Title Goes Here'
  • Skrillex 'Bangarang'
  • Skrillex 'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites'
  • Swedish House Mafia 'Until Now'

Top Christian Album:

  • Casting Crowns 'Come To The Well'
  • Lecrae 'Gravity'
  • MercyMe 'The Hurt & The Healer'
  • tobyMac 'Eye On It'
  • Various Artists 'Wow Hits 2013'

 

SONG AWARDS

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 Digital Song:

  • Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
  • fun. Featuring Janelle Monae 'We Are Young'
  • Gotye Featuring Kimbra 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz 'Thrift Shop'
  • Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa 'Payphone'

Top Radio Song:

  • Bruno Mars 'Locked Out Of Heaven'
  • Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
  • Gotye Featuring Kimbra 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
  • Maroon 5 'One More Night'
  • Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa 'Payphone'

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

  • Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
  • Ellie Goulding 'Lights'
  • fun. 'Some Nights'
  • fun. Featuring Janelle Monae 'We Are Young'
  • Gotye Featuring Kimbra 'Somebody That I Used To Know'

Top Streaming Song (Video):

  • Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
  • fun. Featuring Janelle Monae 'We Are Young'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz 'Thrift Shop'
  • PSY 'Gangnam Style'
  • Taylor Swift 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

Top Pop Song:

  • Bruno Mars 'Locked Out Of Heaven'
  • Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
  • Ellie Goulding 'Lights'
  • Maroon 5 'One More Night'
  • Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa 'Payphone'

Top R&B Song:

  • Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj 'Girl On Fire'
  • Frank Ocean 'Thinking Bout You'
  • Miguel 'Adorn'
  • Rihanna 'Diamonds'
  • Trey Songz 'Heart Attack'

Top Rap Song:

  • Flo Rida 'Whistle'
  • Flo Rida Featuring Sia 'Wild Ones'
  • Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz 'Mercy'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz 'Thrift Shop'
  • PSY 'Gangnam Style'

Top Country Song:

  • Eric Church 'Springsteen'
  • Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise'
  • Hunter Hayes 'Wanted'
  • Luke Bryan 'Drunk On You'
  • Taylor Swift 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

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'

Top Latin Song:

  • Don Omar 'Hasta Que Salga El Sol'
  • Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha 'Dutty Love'
  • Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata 'Bailando Por El Mundo'
  • Michel Telo 'Ai Se Eu Te Pego'
  • Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain 'Algo Me Gusta De Ti'

Top Dance Song:

  • Baauer 'Harlem Shake'
  • David Guetta Featuring Sia 'Titanium'
  • Nicki Minaj 'Starships'
  • PSY 'Gangnam Style'
  • Rihanna 'Where Have You Been'

Top Dance Song:

  • Baauer 'Harlem Shake'
  • David Guetta Featuring Sia 'Titanium'
  • Nicki Minaj 'Starships'
  • PSY 'Gangnam Style'
  • Rihanna 'Where Have You Been'

Top Christian Song:

  • Big Daddy Weave 'Redeemed'
  • Building 429 'Where I Belong'
  • Matt Redman '10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)'
  • newsboys 'God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)'
  • tobyMac 'Me Without You'


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