2014 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Announced

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Imagine Dragons and Lorde (a first-time nominee) lead this year’s list of 2014 Billboard Music Awards nominees, picking up 12 nominations each. Justin Timberlake follows close behind with 11 nominations while Katy Perry picked up 10 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned eight nominations. The awards show will air live from Vegas on ABC on May 18, 2014 at 8pm ET.
 
Here’s how the finalists were selected: “Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, 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 are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.”

THE “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FINALISTS:

TOP ARTIST:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake
 
Top New Artist:
Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger
 
Top Male Artist:
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna
 
Top Duo/Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic
 
Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake
 
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
 
Top Radio Songs Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé
Bon Jovi
P!nk
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
 
Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
 
Top Streaming Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY
 
Top R&B Artist:
Beyoncé
Pharrell Williams
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake
 
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
 
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
 
Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet:
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Luke Bryan
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic
Carrie Underwood
 
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé”
Luke Bryan “Crash My Party”
Drake “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience”
 
Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé”
R. Kelly “Black Panties”
Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience”
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)”
 
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 Time”
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”
 
Top Latin Album:
Marc Anthony “3.0”
Alejandro Fernandez “Confidencias”
Jenni Rivera “1969- Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1
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”
 
Top Hot 100 Song:
Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”
Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”
Lorde “Royals”
Katy Perry “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines”
 
Top Digital Song:
Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”
Lorde “Royals”
OneRepublic “Counting Stars”
Katy Perry “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines”
 
Top Radio Song:
Avicii “Wake Me Up!”
Lorde “Royals”
Katy Perry “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
 
Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”
Lorde “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “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”
 
Top R&B Song:
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z “Drunk In Love”
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z “Suit & Tie”
 
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”
 
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”
 

 
Source: Billboard
 
-By Rebecca Murray

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