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article imageTaylor Swift, Maroon 5, fun — Each nab 11 Billboard nominations

By Tim O'Brien     Apr 22, 2013 in Entertainment
An award show that encompasses the power of social media is just one factor that goes into the Billboard Music Awards. They announced their nominations today (April 22).
Billboard is the place where music lovers go to research the charts, and soak up the numbers.
Besides using the power of an artist's popularity on social media, the usual reasons are there, too. They take into account sales, radio airplay, streaming and tours. So, it doesn't matter what one likes, these are the artists who sold the most, were heavily downloaded, grabbed the most attention and sold out shows over the calendar year.
Leading the way with 11 nominations each are Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and fun. The awards air on ABC May 19. Tracy Morgan will host. Prince will receive the Billboard Icon Award.
Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
One Direction
Top Top Hot 100 Song
Fun., "Some Nights"
Gotye feat. Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
Maroon 5, "One More Night"
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"
Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele, "21 "
Mumford & Sons, "Babel"
Taylor Swift, "Red"
One Direction, "Up All Night"
One Direction, "Take Me Home"
Top Pop Album
Adele, "21"
Maroon 5, "Overexposed"
One Direction, "Take Me Home"
One Direction, "Up All Night"
Justin Bieber, "Believe"
Top Country Album
Jason Aldean, "Night Train"
Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"
Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"
Taylor Swift, "Red"
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"
Top Rock Album
Fun., "Some Nights"
The Lumineers, "The Lumineers"
Mumford & Sons, "Babel"
Of Monsters and Men, "My Head is an Animal"
Phillip Phillips, "The World From The Side Of The Moon"
Top Duo/Group
Coldplay
Fun.
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons
One Direction
Top New Artist
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
Psy
One Direction
The Lumineers
Top Touring Artist
Coldplay
Lady Gaga
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen
Roger Waters
Top Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Justin Bieber
Drake
Flo Rida
Bruno Mars
Top Female Artist
Adele
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist
Flo Rida
Fun.
Maroon 5
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Mumford & Sons
One Direction
Taylor Swift
Top Digital Songs Artist
Flo Rida
Fun.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Maroon 5
Taylor Swift
Top Radio Songs Artist
Flo Rida
Fun.
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Top Streaming Artist
Baauer
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Psy
Rihanna
Top Pop Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
One Direction
Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Alicia Keys
Ne-Yo
Rihanna
Usher
Top Rap Artist
Drake
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull
Psy
Top Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Top Rock Artist
Coldplay
Fun.
Gotye
Mumford & Sons
Bruce Springsteen
Top Latin Artist
Don Omar
Prince Royce
Jenni Rivera
Shakira
Romeo Santos
Top Dance Artist
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Madonna
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia
Top EDM Artist
David Guetta
Deadmau5
Calvin Harris
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia
Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Matt Redman
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Top R&B Album
Chris Brown, "Fortune"
Alicia Keys, "Girl on Fire"
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 Latin Album
Prince Royce, "Phase II"
Jenni Rivera, "Joyas Prestadas: Banda"
Jenni Rivera, "Joyas Prestadas: Pop"
Jenni Rivera, "La Misma Gran Senora"
Romeo Santos, "Formula, Vol. 1"
These are what lists are all about. Want to know who had the biggest tour or really had the top selling song, this is where one could go to settle an argument or answer a trivia question.
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