Adele has been nominated for 18 awards for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. She is nominated for top Billboard 200 artist and top female artist amongst many more nominations. Rihanna and LMFAO have also been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards this year. The Hollywood Reporter reports:
NEW YORK — Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.
Adele takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. “Rolling In The Deep,” the lead single from her blockbuster sophomore album 21, places the U.K. singer as a contender in seven song categories.
Meanwhile, LMFAO is a finalist in 17 award categories, although the electro-pop duo actually scored 22 entries compared to Adele’s 20. LMFAO and Adele will square off in the Top Hot 100 Artist category, which also includes Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Rihanna.
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