Rihanna
4.22.2013

Rihanna Scores 10 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Rihanna continues to dominate the charts and awards shows. The pop princess has received 10 nominations at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

The “Diamonds” singer will compete in 10 categories this year, including Top Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist, it was announced today.

She also becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to land 10 No. 1s, as “Stay” rises 2-1.

“I owe this to my fans and to Billboard! Thank you for the love! It’s pretty major!” tweeted RiRi.

Taylor Swift, fun., and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with 11 categories this year.

Nicki Minaj was named in 7 categories including Top Female Artist and Top Rap Artist.

“So grateful & honored to receive 7 billboard awards nominations… Thank u Billboard & Thank u to everyone who supported in the past year XO,” said the “American Idol” judge.

Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Miguel will perform live at the awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19, at 8/7c on ABC.

2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song
“Some Nights” – Fun.
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“One More Night” – Maroon 5
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Top Billboard 200 Album
21 – Adele
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Take Me Home – One Direction
Up All Night – One Direction
Red – Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
Coldplay
Fun.
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons
One Direction

Top New Artist
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Lumineers
One Direction
PSY

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 R&B Album
Fortune – Chris Brown
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Unapologetic – Rihanna
Looking 4 Myself – Usher

Top Rap Album
Based on a T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross

Top Pop Song
“Lights” – Ellie Goulding
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“One More Night” – Maroon 5
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
“Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars

Top R&B Song
“Girl on Fire” – Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean
“Diamonds” – Rihanna
“Heart Attack” – Trey Songz

Top Rap Song
“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida feat. Sia
“Whistle” – Flo Rida
“Mercy” – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Gangnam Style” – PSY

Top Dance Song
“Harlem Shake” – Baauer
“Titanium” – David Guetta feat. Sia
“Starships” – Nicki Minaj
“Gangnam Style” – PSY
“Where Have You Been” – Rihanna

See the full list of finalists here.