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Imagine Dragons and Lorde Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead the nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with 12 nominations apiece. (Photos: Buda Mendes/Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

With help from pop/R&B singer Jason Derulo this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Dick Clark Productions and Billboard announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Imagine Dragons and Lorde led with 12 nominations apiece in the 40 categories.

Imagine Dragons, a quartet, burned up the charts in 2013 with its album “Night Visions” and its smash hit single “Radioactive.” Lorde broke through in 2013 as well with her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Royals” and debut album “Pure Heroine.”

Also garnering multiple nominations were Justin Timberlake (11 nominations), Katy Perry (10) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (eight).

Among the highlights:

  • Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” both had four nominations in song categories.
  • Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’ “Get Lucky;” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton’s “Can’t Hold Us;” and the duo’s hit with Wanz’s “Thrift Shop,” in addition to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!,” all are tied with two title categories each.
  • Some first-time Billboard Music Award finalists include: Lorde (12 categories), Avicii (four categories), Capital Cities (three categories), Zedd (three categories), Sidewalk Prophets (one category)
  • Rihanna has been a finalist at the Billboard Music Awards 49 times, including in five categories this year.
  • Justin Timberlake has the most entries as a finalist for albums with three, including two entries for Top R&B Album with “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2).”

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18, airing on ABC from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST.

ARTIST AWARDS

Categories by Artist

  • Imagine Dragons: Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Rock Song (X2)
  • Lorde: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Rock Song
  • Justin Timberlake: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album (X2), Top Radio Song, Top R&B Song, Top Rap Song
  • Katy Perry: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Video)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Top Duo/Group, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song (X2)
  • Miley Cyrus: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) (X2)
  • Pharrell Williams: Top R&B Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) (X2), Top R&B Song (X2), Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Beyoncé: Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song
  • Robin Thicke: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Song
  • Luke Bryan: Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album, Top Country Song (X2)
  • Eminem: Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Rap Song
  • Drake: Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top R&B Song
  • Rihanna: Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top Social Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Rap Song
  • T.I.: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top R&B Song
  • Jay Z: Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, Top R&B Song (X2), Top Rap Song
  • Avicii: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Daft Punk: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Florida Georgia Line: Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
  • Romeo Santos: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song (X2)
  • Blake Shelton: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
  • Bruno Mars: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist
  • Capital Cities: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
  • Chris Tomlin: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
  • Lady Gaga: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Marc Anthony: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song
  • One Direction: Top Duo/Group, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Social Artist
  • Passenger: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
  • Prince Royce: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song
  • Zedd: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Darius Rucker: Top Country Artist, Top Country Song
  • Fall Out Boy: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
  • Jenni Rivera: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album
  • Mandisa: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song
  • Matthew West: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song
  • One Republic: Top Duo/Group, Top Digital Song
  • Pitbull: Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song
  • Ray Dalton: Top Streaming Songs (Audio), Top Rap Song
  • Skillet: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album
  • Taylor Swift: Top Social Artist, Top Country Artist
  • Wanz: Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
  • Alan Jackson: Top Christian Album
  • Alejandro Fernandez: Top Latin Album
  • Ariana Grande: Top New Artist
  • Baauer: Top Streaming Song (Video)
  • Bastille: Top New Artist
  • Bon Jovi: Top Touring Artist
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Top Touring Artist
  • Building 429: Top Christian Song
  • Calvin Harris: Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • Charlie XCX: Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Daddy Yankee: Top Latin Song
  • Enrique Iglesias: Top Latin Song
  • Foxes: Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • Garth Brooks: Top Country Album
  • Gerardo Ortiz: Top Latin Artist
  • Icona Pop: Top Dance/Electronic Song
  • J. Cole: Top Rap Album
  • Justin Bieber: Top Social Artist
  • Ke$ha: Top Rap Song
  • Lana Del Rey: Top Rock Album
  • Lindsey Stirling: Top Dance/Electronic Album
  • Majid Jordan: Top R&B Song
  • Mumford & Sons: Top Rock Album
  • Nelly: Top Country Song
  • P!nk: Top Touring Artist
  • Pistol Annies: Top Country Song
  • Psy: Top Streaming Artist
  • R. Kelly: Top R&B Album
  • Sidewalk Prophets: Top Christian Song
  • The Robertsons: Top Country Album
  • Third Day: Top Christian Album
  • TobyMac: Top Christian Artist

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