Billboard Music Awards 2014 Nominees Announced!

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Imagine Dragons photos

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

The nominees were announced on Wednesday, which is based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on social media. Let’s find out who is nominated this year!

First-time nominee Imagine Dragons and fellow finalist Lorde lead with 12 nominations each. Justin Timberlake (pictured above) received 11 nominations, while Katy Perry nabbed 10 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were given eight. Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan and Bruno Mars are among the other nominated artists.

The nominated artists and bands released new material between March 2013 and March 2014.

Check out a full list of nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Top Artist

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Miley Cyrus in lavender fuzzy jacket

Top New Artist

Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger

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Top Male Artist

Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist

Beyonce
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

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Top Duo/Group

Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

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Top Hot 100 Artist

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Imagine Dragons photos

Top Radio Songs Artist

Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist

Beyonce
Bon Jovi
Pink
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift ACM awards outfit

Top Streaming Artist

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY

Top R&B Artist

Beyonce
Pharrell
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Pharrell Williams and his giant hat

Top Rap Artist

Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull

Top Country Artist

Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Singer Luke Bryan photos

Top Rock Artist

Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Passenger

Top Latin Artist

Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos


Top Dance / Electronic Artist

Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Lady Gaga
Zedd

Top Christian Artist

Mandisa
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album

Beyonce – “Beyonce”
Luke Bryan – “Crash My Party”
Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience”

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Top R&B Album

Beyonce – “Beyonce”
R. Kelly – “Black Panties”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience”
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)”

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Top Rap Album

J. Cole – “Born Sinner”
Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”
Jay Z – “Magna Carta& Holy Grail”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “The Heist”

Top Country Album

Garth Brooks – “Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
Luke Bryan – “Crash My Party”
Florida Georgia Line – “Here’s To The Good Times”
The Robertsons – “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas”
Blake Shelton – “Based On A True Story”

Top Rock Album

Lana Del Rey – “Born To Die”
Fall Out Boy – “Save Rock And Roll”
Imagine Dragons – “Night Visions”
Lorde – “Pure Heroine”
Mumford & Sons – “Babel”

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Top Latin Album

Marc Anthony – “3.0”
Alejandro Fernandez – “Confidencias”
Jenni Rivera – “1969 – Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte ”
Prince Royce – “Soy El Mismo”
Romeo Santos – “Formula: Vol. 2”

Top Dance / Electronic Album

Avicii – “True”
Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”
Lady Gaga – “ARTPOP”
Lindsey Stirling – “Lindsey Stirling”
Zedd – “Clarity”

Top Christian Album

Alan Jackson – “Precious Memories: Volume II”
Skillet – “Rise”
Third Day – “Miracle”
Chris Tomlin – “Burning Lights
Various Artists – “WOW Hits 2014”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Imagine Dragons” – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Katy Perry pretty in sparkly blue dress

Top Digital Song

Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Radio Song

Avicii – “Wake Me Up”
Lorde – “Royals”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell William – “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Streaming Song (Video)

Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Katy Perry – “Roar”

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Top Rap Song

Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha – “Timber”

Top Country Song

Luke Bryan – “Crash My Party”
Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kind Of Night”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly – “Cruise”
Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”
Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends – “Boys ‘Round Here”

Top Rock Song

Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound”
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Passenger – “Let Her Go”

Top Latin Song

Marc Anthony – “Vivir Mi Vida”
Daddy Yankee – “Limbo”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos – “Loco”
Prince Royce – “Darte Un Beso”
Romeo Santos – “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance / Electronic Song

Avicii -“Wake Me Up”
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
Icona Pop Featuring Charlie XCX – “I Love It”
Lady Gaga – “Applause”
Zedd Featuring Foxes – “Clarity”

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Top Christian Song

Building 429 – “We Won’t Be Shaken”
Mandisa – “Overcomer”
Sidewalk Prophets – “Help Me Find It”
Chris Tomlin – “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)”
Matthew West – “Hello, My Name Is”

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