Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists [Full List Inside]

 

Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC.

 

Adele takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. "Rolling In The Deep," the lead single from her blockbuster sophomore album "21," places the U.K. singer as a contender in seven song categories.

 

Meanwhile, LMFAO is a finalist in 17 award categories, although the electro-pop duo actually scored 22 entries compared to Adele's 20. LMFAO and Adele will square off in the Top Hot 100 Artist category, which also includes Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

 

Speaking of Rihanna, the pop superstar is a finalist in 13 categories this year, after leading the pack with 18 category appearances in 2011. Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne each snagged a spot in 10 categories, and will both compete against Adele, Rihanna and Katy Perry for the prestigious Top Artist prize. And the Top New Artist category features a diverse collection of fresh talent, with Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster The People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa serving as the 2012 finalists.

 

The awards will reflect Billboard's chart rankings based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards will be based on the reporting period of March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012. Top artists will be recognized in a variety of genres, including R&B, Rap, Pop, Country, Rock, Latin and Alternative.

 

Music fans can also follow news about the show and related events on Twitter at @Billboard or on Facebook.


See the full list of 2012 Billboard Music Awards finalists below:

 

ARTIST AWARDS:

 

Top Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
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 Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

 

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

 

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

 

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

 

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

 

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

 

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

 

Top Streaming Artist:
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

 

Top Digital Media Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

 

Top Pop Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

 

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

 

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Top Latin Artist:
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

 

Top Dance Artist:
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

 

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin


Source: Billboard




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Comment by henenrique_91@hotmail.com on April 20, 2012 at 8:49pm
Chinghen a su reputisisisisisima madre, como se les ocurre poner a lmfao en "TOP POP ARTIST" Y TOP RAP ARTIST", LOS HIJOS DE SU REPUTA MADRE QUE HICIERON ESTA SELECCION TENIAN TAN PENDEJOS Y LA NETA ME DA WEBA PONER JUSTIFICACIONES DEL PORQUE LO DIGO PERO MAS DE UN MILLON DE PERSONAS ME APOYARAN EN LO QUE DIGO
Comment by JaceShadoe on April 20, 2012 at 4:26pm
top group, Bad Meets Evil>>>>>>>>>>>>the rest of'em.
Comment by Ahijah on April 20, 2012 at 4:10pm
Top New Artist: Bad Meets Evil ? what ? really ? how is it Rihanna gets in the pop and R&B just stick her in the pop category and be done.
Comment by Jordan on April 20, 2012 at 12:36pm
Best Rap LMFO, wow,
Comment by NATE \m/ (-_-) \m/ on April 20, 2012 at 11:33am
this is were tv and radio daytime mainstream media will start early advertising heavely premoting the event and the younger generation will eat it up mean while they doon't know that aint how hip-hop really is there the one's badly buying the crap lol
Comment by CJ IronSoul on April 20, 2012 at 11:18am
SMP, lol, I agree, tho them r on there cos like the pricks in MTV wants them in the lists, most selling is fake & bought it to make more money. Yes, I say that charts nowdays brought/made-up like wrestling matches. People buy it so they get more than they buy their own cds/mp3s/itunes.
Comment by SMP on April 20, 2012 at 10:01am
You GOTS to be fu-cking kidding me! Other than Adele (who even though is Pop, she is talented and doesn't sell her soul for fame and money) and very few others (mostly established artists), that list is full of talentless, fake, dumb, gimmick, ugly Pop bit-ches and fake as-s skinny jeans fa-ggot as-s rappers, it's unbelievable how dumb people are nowadays. It's enough to read the first lines "Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne" and then look down a bit in the list to spot a few more fa-ggots like Chris Brown or that puberty boy Bieber to know how WACK this whole award ceremony is gonna be.



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