2012 Billboard Music Awards: Nominations

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    British Soul singer Adele.

    The 2012 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been announced and Adele has dominated her competition. In fact, the British blockbuster seller has garnered a stunning 18 nominations for the show and overshadowed everybody from Rihanna to Lady Gaga.

    Among her many nominations, Adele has claimed nods for Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Other acts who nabbed top honors included LMFAO (17 nominations), Rihanna (13 nominations), Lil Wayne (10 nominations) and Lady Gaga (10 nominations). The winners of the show will be decided based on their performance during the March 1st 2011 to February 29th 2012 period.

    Entertainers expected to perform at the Billboard Music Awards this year are Justin BieberCarrie Underwood, The Wanted and LMFAO. Additional acts will be added to the performance roster ahead of the May 20th air date of the show, which will be held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

    See the list of Billboard Music Awards nominees below:

    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 Hot 100 Artist
    Adele
    LMFAO
    Bruno Mars
    Katy Perry
    Rihanna

    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 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 Billboard Music Awards nominees here. Also, watch Beyonce’s memorable performance of ‘Run the World (Girls)’ at the 2011 Billboard Music awards show below:

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