OneRepublic, John Legend, Imagine Dragons Among Finalists for “Billboard” Milestone Awards

By Andrea Dresdale

Mosley Music Group/Interscope RecordsOneRepublic, Imagine Dragons and John Legend are among the finalists for this year’s Billboard Milestone Award, which will be handed out at this year’s Billboard Music Awards May 18 in Las Vegas.

The Milestone Award is presented to an “innovative artist” who’s achieved a notable milestone this year on the chart. Fans will determine who takes home the trophy, with voting open now at The six finalists will be cut down to three, who will be announced on April 21. Then, voting will continue through the first two hours of the Billboard Music Awards telecast on ABC, and the winner will be revealed during the last hour of the show.

There are six finalists in total: the other three are British pop star Ellie Goulding, and country stars Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. Here are the chart milestones that each has achieved in the past year:

–Imagine Dragons’ hit “Radioactive” set the record for the longest run ever on the Billboard Hot 100.

–OneRepublic scored their highest-charting album to date with Native, and “Counting Stars” was the group’s first-ever #1 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart.

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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC