Rihanna, Lil Wayne Among Top Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Rihanna and Lil Wayne

Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today.

Adele keeps rolling in the accolades. The British powerhouse is a finalist in 18 categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist, while electro-pop duo LMFAO follows in 17 award categories.

Last year’s leader Rihanna scores recognition in 13 categories this year, while Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga tie with 10 categories.

Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry will compete for Top Artist, while the Top New Artist category welcomes Wiz Khalifa, Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster the People, and Scotty McCreery.

The show will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20 with performances from Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, and The Wanted. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Top Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Hot 100 Song
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
“E.T.” – Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
“Give Me Everything” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer

Top Billboard 200 Album
21 – Adele
Christmas – Michael Bublé
Take Care – Drake
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne

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 Hot 100 Artist
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Bublé
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top Digital Songs Artist
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Nicki Minaj

Top R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj

See the full list of finalists here.



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62 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    Top Female Artist
    -Nicki Minaj

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    Harmony2 Reply:

    @kwayzee,
    U know D@mn well Adele or Katy got that!

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @Harmony2, of course Adele will snatch it, but always gotta keep hope for the person i stand for.

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    #Me+You= US!! Reply:

    @Kwayzee, Top Radio Songs Artist
    Adele
    Katy Perry
    Bruno Mars
    Rihanna
    Nicki Minaj
    Chris Brown
    Flo Rider….

    <3

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    #Me+You= US!! Reply:

    @#Me+You= US!!, i know this has nothing to do with this but im at school and my teacher just said he smokes lol

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @kwayzee,

    NUMBERS IN 2012 DO NOT REFLECT ON REAL MUSIC, ONLY LIKELIHOOD OF THAT ARTIST FAN BASE. HONESTLY ADELE, BEY, CEE-LO, MIGUEL & DRAKE ARE THE ONLY ARTIST’S UP THEIR GIVING MUSIC THAT COMES FROM WITHIN. THE OTHERS, ARE ALL THEIR SALES! NICKI IS ALL ABOUT HER NUMBERS AND NOT REAL MUSIC, THAT’S WHY SHE POP.

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    #Me+You= US!! Reply:

    i will always stand by Rihanna _<

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  2. cell

    Welp no j.cole

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    edison Reply:

    @cell,
    how is LMFAO going to be in the list for Top RAp artist and the Kings Jay and Kanye arent
    WTF thats just stupid

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  3. Jesus

    Go Adele and Ri Ri !

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  4. Illmatic

    Adele is gonna win every category. Rightfully so, too.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Illmatic, My thoughts exactly! For the 18 categories she’s been nominated in “and the winner is … Adele” will be all you will hear that night. Congrats to her because she did the damn this year.

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  5. Teyah

    The winners in my opinion:

    Top Artist – Adele
    Top Hot 100 Song – Rolling in the Deep
    Top Billboard 200 Album – 21
    Top New Artist – Wiz Khalifa
    Top Male Artist – Bruno Mars
    Top Female Artist – Adele
    Top Hot 100 Artist – Katy Perry
    Top Billboard 200 Artist – Adele

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @Teyah, This actually looks like it could be right

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @Teyah,

    TOP R&B ARTIST: BEY BEY.

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    zania Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, Beyonce top R & B, why she had no top hits on the chart in 2011. Actually CB is the top R & B artist. Billboard awards are based on 2011. Beyonce first #1 came in 2012 not 2011, her other songs flopped

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    Nina Reply:

    @Teyah, Looks about right. I don’t know who’s going to win Top R&B though :S

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  6. badboy

    go riri

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  7. Replay

    Crap list, no Usher or Trey Songz????

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @Replay,

    USHER HAS BEEN TOURING NO ALBUMS IN THE LAST 2 YEARS. & PERSONALLY TREY IS NOW UNDERGROUND R&B WHO COULDN’T REALLY DO A WORLD TOUR WITH HIS NUMBERS AND FAN BASE. THE US HAS HIS BACK, EUROPE? HMMMM I DON’T THINK THEY DO.

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    King Size Reply:

    @Replay, usher got 3 nominations wit features

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  8. RomanReloaded

    I really hope Nicki wins at least one of them, but you know Adele is going to win everything. I guess there’s hope for Top Rap Artist, but I bet Drake gets that one.

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    -___- Reply:

    @RomanReloaded, That’s Only 3 Out Of The 7 Nominations…

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  9. whatthehell

    hell no they didn’t put j.cole on it; that’s real messed up. must rethink about it

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  10. kels

    sorry not to sound like a hater but how does wiz khalifa keep getting picked over artistes like j.cole? j.cole should be in best new artiste and top rap artiste if wiz khalifa is going to be in those 2.

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  11. tell'em

    For the slow people, the Billboard Awards are based on Sales and Spins not anyone’s opinions. Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t lie.

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    _iamjones Reply:

    @tell’em, true but why there no watch the throne in any of them

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @tell’em,

    BUT NUMBERS IN 2012 DO NOT REFLECT ON REAL MUSIC, ONLY LIKELIHOOD OF THAT ARTIST FROM THEIR FAN BASE. HONESTLY ADELE, BEY, CEE-LO, MIGUEL & DRAKE ARE THE ONLY ARTIST’S UP THEIR GIVING MUSIC THAT COMES FROM WITHIN. THE OTHERS, ARE ALL THEIR SALES!

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    Nina Reply:

    @HEY RAP-UP, @HEY RAP-UP, Um…Drake, really? And what about Foster the People, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Bad Meets Evil? – you know, people who actually write/produce/play their own music! I know I’m going to get a lot of stick from Bey fans, but her album didn’t really impress me this year (‘Run the World’ was definitely for the sales!). But I still love her though cos she’s talented. And I know Drake’s a rapper, but he uses shitloads of autotune when he’s singing. Anyway saying that, I don’t care if an artist is popular or not- all that matters is whether they have genuine talent.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @tell’em, you’re right to a certain point because on the Billboard awards it’s based on their charts soley NOT Itunes, Pandora, etc or spins on any other radio outlet.

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    kasaija Reply:

    Thank u very much wish every one can understand. Numbers don’t lie@tell’em,

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  12. marcus

    WIZ ALBUM OUT SOLD J COLES. AND HIS SINGLES PUSHED MORE.. meanig more rotation.. j cole RADIO SONG HIT. IS RELALY. “nobodys perefect” WHICH IS ALREADY PLAYED OUT…

    ADELE BOUT TO SLAY EVERY 1 AGAIN. SHE EARNED IT.. RIHANNA THIS WANST HER YER…LIL WAYNE IS BEST RAPPER. NO 1 OUT SOLD HIM .. NOR “HOW TO LOVE” AS A SINGLE. AND BEYONCE WILL BE BEST RNB.. HER SINGLES SUCH AS “LOVE ON TOP” AND PARTY GOT HER THAT…

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    kasaija Reply:

    thank u. Iam sick of people saying Wiz should not win this or that yet numbers don’t lie tgod @marcus,

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  13. you dum

    where can i vote at people can yall tell me?

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  14. shell

    pretty clear adele will sweep her nominations.,. and rightfully so!

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  15. @Bruno_Tip

    Top Rap Artist

    LMFAO?

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  16. R2D2

    ok.

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  17. Billionaire

    Yeah this Award show be switched to the title of The Adele & Rihanna Awards! This will be hard but of course y’all already know where i’m @ even though i love me some Adele!

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  18. Billionaire

    The winners in my opinion:

    Top Artist – Adele
    Top Hot 100 Song – Rolling in the Deep
    Top Billboard 200 Album – 21
    Top New Artist – Wiz Khalifa
    Top Male Artist – Bruno Mars
    Top Female Artist – Rihanna (won it last year)
    Top Hot 100 Artist – Katy Perry
    Top Billboard 200 Artist – Adele
    Top Digital Songs Artist – Rihanna (she holds the record of 47 million digital downloads ever)
    Top R&B Artist – Chris Brown
    Top Rap Artist – Drake

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    Nina Reply:

    @Billionaire, I have a feeling Foster the People will win Top New Artist, and I think Adele will win Top Female.

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  20. Super Man

    I would Pay for a Video of Rhianna Strapping Lil wayne…. that would be hella Funny..)dk

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  21. Armando

    OMG THIS BITCH ADELE IS GETTIN ON R LAST NERVS GO BK 2 THE UK BYOTCH

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  22. : )

    It’s based on sales of course. It’s Billboard. I think Rihanna and Adele will win. They did great on the charts.

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  23. uh....hold up lil boo

    it is a year and a half later…..how the hell can Rolling in the Deep still have nominations?!

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  24. TheDreamer

    What’s happened to award shows when real music was celebrated? I mean where’s Jay and Kanye on the list, Bey should have been nominated in top female. J.Cole should have been for best new artist. And the songs on the list are horrible. Katy Perry? Lil Wayne? Rihanna? There are only a few worthy nominations here.

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    Nina Reply:

    @TheDreamer, Beyonce won the BILLBOARD MILLENNIUM AWARD last year- if that wasn’t a good enough award, I don’t know what is! And like most music awards, they have cut-off dates (it isn’t just from 1st January to 31st December). But I agree that J. Cole should have been nominated (he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys though). It’s all based on statistics, and numbers don’t lie.

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  25. Ohood

    WHERE THE FUCK IS EMINEM???? HE SHOULD BE NOMINATED FOR TOP MALE ARTIST AND TOP OF THE WORLD!!!!

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    Nina Reply:

    @Ohood, Top New Artist- Bad Meets Evil

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  26. mb92

    Top digital songs and radio has to go to rihanna. Adele dominates everything else

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  28. Gotta Lovuisr19

    Can’t wait to see who will winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

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  29. Joshua

    Go Rihanna! #RihannaNavy

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  30. Joyams

    Top rap artist – LMFAO
    ooookaaayyyy

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  31. RedBone

    who do you vote at people????

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  32. I Love Rihanna

    But look at all the nominations Rihanna got. Fuck yeah

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  33. Lil' Nello

    Top Rap Artist – LMFAO really? SMFH!

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  34. GolfWang GOODmusic

    no odd future or the throne. but lmfao are nominated for top rap artist? #fake

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  35. Skin

    where do you vote at???

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  36. Michael

    This is disgusting that Kanye West and Jay-Z are not nominated for any of these awards, especially since Watch the Throne was a SHITTON BETTER than Tha Carter IV.

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  38. lia

    if bruno deosn’t win Top Male Artist it would be a complete joke he deserves it the most

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