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 Hot 100 Song
Top Billboard 200 Album
Top New Artist
Top Male Artist
Top Female Artist
Top Hot 100 Artist
Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist
Top Radio Songs Artist
Top R&B Artist
Top Rap Artist
See the full list of finalists here.Tweet
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