2013 Billboard Music Awards — Nominees Announced! @Billboard #BillboardMusicAwards

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Billboard announced today the highly anticipated 2013 Billboard Music Awards finalists, following the year-long tracking period of March 12, 2012 to March 10, 2013, including such names asTaylor Swift,fun., Maroon 5andOne Direction. Winners will be revealed on the Billboard Music Awards showairing live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden ArenaSUNDAY, MAY 19(8:0011:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas and Samsung GALAXY S 4. The star-studded broadcast will be hosted by actor/comedianTracy Morganandexecutive produced by Don Mischer. For awards show information and updates, visitwww.billboard.com.

Taylor Swift, fun.andMaroon 5tie for the lead with nods in 11 award categories, followed byRihannaandCarly Rae Jepsenas finalists in 10 and nine categories, respectively.One Directionis the finalist with the next-highest count, with spots in an impressive eight categories. 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. Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift will compete for Top Artist, while fun. and Taylor Swift are both finalists for Top Streaming Song (Video).

Rihannais a strong contender as a finalist in 10 categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top R&B Artist, Album and Song as well as Top Dance Song.Carly Rae Jepsensbreakout hit Call Me Maybe earned her a finalist position in six separate song categories including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Pop Song.

Debuting for the first time this year, the Billboard Music Awards will also feature newEDMcategories due to the overwhelming popularity of this genre, which will spotlight top electronic dance music artists, albums and songs.

Billboard Music Awards finalists were 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. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

Additionally during the broadcast, Billboard will honorPrincewith the covetedBillboard Icon Award,andthe ingenuity of this year’s hitmakers will be celebrated with the newMilestone Award, presented by Chevrolet. Fans can vote for their favorite finalistnow atBillboard.com/milestone.

Billboard Music Awards tickets are on sale now, priced beginning at $75 for Upper Level and not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smiths Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase atwww.mgmgrand.comorwww.ticketmaster.com.

The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards are:

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 Dont

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

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LMFAO Sorry For Party Rocking

Madonna MDNA

Skrillex Bangarang

Top EDM Album:

David Guetta Nothing But The Beat

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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 EDM Song:

Baauer Harlem Shake

Calvin Harris Feel So Close

Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch Sweet Nothing

David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium

Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin Dont You Worry Child

Top Christian Song:

Big Daddy Weave Redeemed

Building 429 Where I Belong

Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

newsboys Gods Not Dead (Like A Lion)

tobyMac Me Without You

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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