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RihannaConcert1The “Diamonds” singer will compete in 10 categories this year, including Top Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist.

Rihanna becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chartto land 10 No. 1s, as “Stay” rises 2-1.

I owe this to my fans and to Billboard! Thank you for the love! It’s pretty major!” tweeted RiRi.

Taylor Swift, fun., and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with 11 categories this year. Nicki Minaj was named in 7 categories including Top Female Artist and Top Rap Artist.

So grateful & honored to receive 7 billboard awards nominations… Thank u Billboard & Thank u to everyone who supported in the past year XO,” said the “American Idol”judge.

 

Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Miguel will perform live at the awards, airing live from the MGM GrandGarden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19, at 8/7c on ABC.

2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Top Artist

Justin Bieber

Maroon 5

One Direction

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song

“Some Nights” – Fun.

“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“One More Night” – Maroon 5

“Payphone” – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Top Billboard 200 Album

21 – Adele

Babel – Mumford & Sons

Take Me Home – One Direction

Up All Night – One Direction

Red – Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen

The Lumineers

One Direction

PSY

Top Male Artist

Jason Aldean

Justin Bieber

Drake

Flo Rida

Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist

Adele

Carly Rae Jepsen

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

Flo Rida

Fun.

Maroon 5

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Check the full list of Billboard Music award finalists here.

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