Adele Tops 2012 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Posted Friday April 20, 2012 5:07 AM GMT

Honoring the acts experiencing the greatest level of success in terms of popularity over the past year, the 2012 Billboard Music Awards nominees have just been revealed.

Shortly removed from a dominant effort at this year's GRAMMYs, it comes as little surprise to see Adele topping all contenders with a total of eighteen nominations.

The "Rolling In the Deep" singer is vying for prizes such as Top Female Artist, Top Pop Song and Top Pop Album, as well as the grand prize of Top Artist - which boasts a highly competitive field of fellow multi-nominated acts including Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

With confirmed performances to be offered up by Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood, the winners will be announced live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20th.

The complete list of 2012 Billboard Music Awards nominees is as follows:

Top Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Streaming Artist:
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

Top Digital Media Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Alternative Artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Top Dance Artist:
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

ALBUM AWARDS:

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele “21″
Michael Buble “Christmas”
Drake “Take Care”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”

Top Pop Album:
Adele “19″
Adele “21″
Michael Buble “Christmas”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Justin Bieber “Under The Mistletoe”

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce “4″
Mary J. Blige “My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)”
Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.”
Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me”
Rihanna “Talk That Talk”

Top Rap Album:
Bad Meets Evil “Hell: The Sequel”
Drake “Take Care”
Jay Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne”
Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”
LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
The Band Perry “The Band Perry”
Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines’
Lady Antebellum “We Own The Night”
Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day”

Top Rock Album:
Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Foo Figthers “Wasting Light:
Foster The People “Torches”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
Nickelback “Here And Now”

Top Alternative Album:
Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Foo Figthers “Wasting Light”
Foster The People “Torches”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
Nickelback “Here And Now”

Top Latin Album:
Camila “Dejarte De Amar”
Cristian Castro “Viva El Principe”
Mana “Drama Y Luz”
Prince Royce “Prince Royce”
Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1″

Top Dance Album:
David Guetta “Nothing But The Beat”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Lady Gaga “The Fame”
LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”
Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns “Come To The Well”
Casting Crowns “Until The Whole World Hears”
Skillet “Awake”
Laura Story “Blessings”
Various Artists “Wow Hits 2012″

SONG AWARDS:

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

Top Digital Song:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You”
Lil Wayne “How To Love”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Adele “Someone Like You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”

Top Pop Song:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown “She Ain’t You”
Cee Lo Green “Fk You (Forget You)
Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent “Down On Me”
Miguel “Sure Thing”
Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”

Top Rap Song:
Flo Rida “Good Feeling”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”

Top Rock Song:
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Adele “Someone Like You”
Coldplay “Paradise”
Foo Fighters “Walk”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”

Top Alternative Song:
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
AWOLNATION “Sail”
Coldplay “Paradise”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons “The Cave”

Top Latin Song:
Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro”
Don Omar “Taboo”
Pitbull “Bon Bon”
Prince Royce “Corazon Sin Cara”
Romeo Santos Feat. Usher “Promise”

Top Dance Song:
Dev “In The Dark”
David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Britney Spears “Til The World Ends”

Top Christian Song:
Casting Crowns “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”
Jamie Grace Feat. TobyMac “Hold Me”
Mandisa “Stronger”
Laura Story “Blessings”
Matthew West “Strong Enough”

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