2012 Billboard Music Award nominations, first few performers announced

Billboard Music Awards 2012

The nominations for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Friday. Adele leads the pack with a whopping 18 nominations, followed by LMFAO with 17, Rihanna with 13, and Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga both receiving 10.

The first group of performers for the show, which will be broacast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, have also been released. Slated so far are Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted.

Check out the official site for the awards HERE and look for the full list of nominees after the jump.

 

Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

New Artist
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Male Artist 
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

Female Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

 

Duo/Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

 

Billboard 200 Artist

 

Adele 
Justin Bieber 
Michael Bublé  
Lady Gaga 
Lil Wayne

Hot 100 Artist
Adele 
LMFAO 
Bruno Mars 
Katy Perry 
Rihanna

Digital Songs Artist
Adele 
LMFAO 
Bruno Mars 
Katy Perry 
Rihanna

Radio Songs Artist
Adele 
Katy Perry 
Bruno Mars 
Nicki Minaj 
Rihanna

Touring Artist
Bon Jovi 
Taylor Swift 
Take That 
U2 
Roger Waters

Social Artist
Justin Bieber 
Eminem 
Lady Gaga 
Rihanna 
Shakira

Streaming Artist
Lil Wayne 
LMFAO 
Nicki Minaj 
Bruno Mars 
Rihanna

Digital Media Artist
Adele 
Justin Bieber 
Lady Gaga 
Lil Wayne 
Rihanna

Pop Artist
Adele 
Lady Gaga 
LMFAO 
Katy Perry 
Rihanna

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

Rap Artist
Drake 
Lil Wayne 
LMFAO 
Nicki Minaj 
Wiz Khalifa

Country Artist 
Jason Aldean 
Zac Brown Band 
Lady Antebellum 
Blake Shelton 
Taylor Swift

Rock Artist
The Black Keys 
Coldplay 
Foster The People 
Foo Fighters 
Mumford & Sons

Alternative Artist
The Black Keys 
Coldplay 
Foster The People 
Foo Fighters 
Mumford & Sons

Latin Artist
Mana 
Pitbull 
Prince Royce 
Romeo Santos 
Shakira

Dance Artist
David Guetta 
Lady Gaga 
LMFAO 
Rihanna 
Britney Spears

Christian Artist
Casting Crowns 
MercyMe 
Skillet 
Laura Story 
Chris Tomlin

*images via Billboard

 

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