Rihanna & Eminem Lead Billboard Awards Nominations

Billboard has announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony. Rihanna leads with 18 nods, doctor Eminem with 16 and Nicki Minaj pulls in a nod for Top New Artist. The ceremony airs on ABC on May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Full list below.

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

Top Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle
Eminem
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Digital Songs Artist
Eminem
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist
Drake
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Touring Artist
Bon Jovi
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Streaming Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Digital Media Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist
Justin Bieber
The Black Eyed Peas
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Monica
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Lil Wayne
Ludacris
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Train

Top Alternative Artist
The Black Keys
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse

Top Latin Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

Top Dance Artist
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
La Roux
Rihanna

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin

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