Adele leads Billboard Music award nominations

Adele leads this year's nominations in the Billboard Music awards, with nods in 18 categories

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This article is from 2012.

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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

This article is from 2012.

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