Rihanna leads Billboard nominations

Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Usher and Drake are all in the running for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

Nominees were announced at a press conference in Las Vegas - last night, Wednesday.

Rihanna tops the list with 18 nominations in 46 categories, including the hot 100 artist, female artist, R&B artist and dance/electronic artist races. Her Eminem collaboration Love the Way You Lie, earned her nominations in six song categories.

Speaking of Eminem, he’s up for 16 awards, including top artist, male artist and rap artist. Lady Gaga has 12 nominations, including three in the dance/electronic album category.

Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber are tied with 11 nods, and will go head-to-head in the new artist and male artist categories.

The Billboard Music Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  

Taio Cruz, Black Eyed Peas, JLo and Rihanna will all perform at the show.

The full list of Billboard Awards:

ARTIST AWARDS

TOP ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

TOP NEW ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

TOP MALE ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

TOP DUO/GROUP
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle
Eminem
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Eminem
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
Drake
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

TOP TOURING ARTIST
Bon Jovi
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
U2
Roger Waters

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

TOP DIGITAL MEDIA ARTIST
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

TOP POP ARTIST
Justin Bieber
The Black Eyed Peas
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

TOP R&B ARTIST
Alicia Keys
Monica
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

TOP RAP ARTIST
Drake
Eminem
Lil Wayne
Ludacris
Nicki Minaj

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Train

TOP ALTERNATIVE ARTIST
The Black Keys
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse

TOP LATIN ARTIST
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

TOP DANCE ARTIST
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LaRoux
Rihanna

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin

ALBUMS AWARDS

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Justin Bieber -- My World 2.0
Susan Boyle -- The Gift
Eminem -- Recovery
Lady Antebellum -- Need You Now
Taylor Swift -- Speak Now

TOP POP ALBUM
Justin Bieber -- My World 2.0
Black Eyed Peas -- The E.N.D.
Ke$ha -- Animal
Lady Gaga -- The Fame
Katy Perry -- Teenage Dream

TOP R&B ALBUM
Monica -- Still Standing
Rihanna -- Loud
Sade -- Stronger Than Love
Trey Songz -- Passion, Pain & Pleasure
Usher -- Raymond v. Raymond

TOP RAP ALBUM
Drake -- Thank Me Later
Eminem -- Recovery
Nicki Minaj -- Pink Friday
Lil Wayne -- I Am Not a Human Being
Kanye West -- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Jason Aldean -- My Kinda Party
Lady Antebellum -- Need You Now
Sugarland -- The Incredible Machine
Taylor Swift -- Speak Now
Zac Brown Band -- The Foundation

TOP ROCK ALBUM
The Black Keys -- Brothers
Jack Johnson -- To the Sea
Kid Rock -- Born Free
Linkin Park -- A Thousand Suns
Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More

TOP ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
The Black Keys -- Brothers
Jack Johnson -- To the Sea
Kings of Leon -- Come Around Midnight
Linkin Park -- A Thousand Suns
Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Marc Anthony -- Iconos
Camila -- Dejarte De Amar
Enrique Iglesias -- Euphoria
Prince Royce -- Prince Royce
Shakira -- Sale El Sol

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Daft Punk -- Tron Legacy (Soundtrack)
Lady Gaga -- The Fame
Lady Gaga -- The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga -- The Remix
Owl City -- Ocean Eyes

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
MercyMe -- The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Skillet -- Awake
tobyMac -- Tonight
Chris Tomlin -- And If Our God is for Us
Various Artists -- WOW Hits 2011

SONG AWARDS

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love The Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"

TOP DIGITAL SONG
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams -- "Airplanes"
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"

TOP RADIO SONG
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Usher Featuring Pitbull -- "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Lady Antebellum -- "Need You Now"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Nelly -- "Just A Dream"

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris -- "Baby"
Eminem -- "Not Afraid"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Lady Gaga -- "Bad Romance"
Shakira Feat. Freshleyground -- "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)"

TOP POP SONG
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"
Katy Perry -- "Firework"
Katy Perry -- "Teenage Dream"

TOP R&B SONG
Alicia Keys -- "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)"
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- "What's My Name"
Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj -- "Bottoms Up"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"
Usher -- "There Goes My Baby"

TOP RAP SONG
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams -- "Airplanes"
B.o.B Feat. Bruno Mars -- "Nothin' on You"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Far*East Movement Feat. Dev & The Cataracs -- "Like A G6"
Nelly -- "Just a Dream"

TOP COUNTRY SONG
The Band Perry -- "If I Die Young"
Lady Antebellum -- "Need You Now"
Miranda Lambert -- "The House That Built Me"
Sugarland -- "Stuck Like Glue"
Taylor Swift -- "Mine"

TOP ROCK SONG
The Dirty Heads Featuring Rome -- "Lay Me Down"
Florence + The Machine -- "Dog Days Are Over"
Mumford & Sons -- "Little Lion Man"
Neon Trees -- "Animal"
Train -- "Hey, Soul Sister"

TOP ALTERNATIVE SONG
Florence + The Machine -- "Dog Days Are Over"
Linkin Park -- "Waiting on the End"
Mumford & Sons -- "The Cave"
Mumford & Sons -- "Little Lion Man"
Neon Trees -- "Animal"

TOP LATIN SONG
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Juan Luis Guerra "Cuando Me Enamoro"
Pitbull -- "Bon Bon"
Shakira -- "Gypsy"
Shakira Feat. El Cata -- "Loca"
Shakira Feat. Freshleyground -- "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)"

TOP DANCE SONG
Lady Gaga -- "Bad Romance"
Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce -- "Telephone"
La Roux -- "Bulletproof"
Edward Maya &Vika Jigulina -- "Stereo Love"
Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup -- "We Speak No Americano"

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Kris Allen -- "Live Like We're Dying"
MercyMe -- "All of Creation"
Sanctus Real -- "Lead Me"
tobyMac -- "Get Back Up"
Chris Tomlin -- "Our God"

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