Adele leads 18 nominations at Billboards 2012

Soul star Adele’s amazing 2012 has
just reached new heights – she has
landed 18 nominations for the
upcoming Billboard Music Awards.
The multiple Grammy winner, who
was named among Time magazine’s
most influential people earlier this
week, will compete for the Top Artist,
Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200
Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies
among others.
Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and
Katy Perry are also nomination
leaders for the prizegiving ceremony,
which will take place in Las Vegas on
20 May.
Competing with Adele, Rihanna and
Perry for Top Artist honours will be
Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, who will
also fight it out for Top Male Artist
with Justin Bieber, Chris Brown,
Drake and Bruno Mars.
Adele, Rihanna, Perry, Gaga and Nicki
Minaj will battle for the Top Female
Artist crown, while the Top Duo/
Group category will be contested by
The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Lady
Antebellum, LMFAO and Maroon 5.
In other major categories, Bon Jovi,
Taylor Swift, Take That, U2 and Roger
Waters will compete for the Top
Touring Artist award, and The Black
Keys, Coldplay, Foster The People,
Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons
will fight it out for both the Top Rock
Artist and Top Alternative Artist
trophies.
Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber
have confirmed performance slots at
the Billboard Music Awards.

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