Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead Billboard nominations

Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead the way with the most nominations for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, along with Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake

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Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead the way with the most nominations for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

The 17-year-old singer-songwriter and rock band each have 12 nominations each, while Justin Timberlake has 11, Katy Perry has 10 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have eight.

According to Billboard, the list is based on annual "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."

Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan and Bruno Mars are among the other nominated artists, as well as Beyonce, Eminem and One Direction.

The awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18.

All of the nominated acts released new material between March last year and March 2014.

List of main nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards..

Top Artist

Miley Cyrus

Imagine Dragons

Bruno Mars

Katy Perry

Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist

Bastille

Capital Cities

Ariana Grande

Lorde

Passenger

Top Male Artist

Luke Bryan

Drake

Eminem

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist

Beyonce

Miley Cyrus

Lorde

Katy Perry

Rihanna

Top Duo/Group

Florida Georgia Line

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

One Direction

OneRepublic

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Beyonce

Luke Bryan

Eminem

One Direction

Justin Timberlake

Imagine Dragons

Altrock quartet from Las Vegas.

Lorde

Much respected New Zealand vocalist and songwriter.

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