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Billboard Music Awards Finalists - 2013 Nominees (Full List)

By Staff
Apr 22, 2013
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Music News - See the 2013 Billboard Music Awards finalists below - the list of nominees for this year has been announced.

Some artists scored multiple nominations - US country/pop singer Taylor Swift, along with the bands 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.

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 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 'Don't You Worry Child'



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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