Lorde and Imagine Dragons Lead “Billboard” Music Award Nominees

By ABC News Radio

ABC/Lou Rocco; ABC/Richard HarbaughLorde and Imagine Dragons both received lots of love this morning when the Billboard Music Awards nominees were announced. The quartet and the New Zealand-born singer, respectively, each received nominations in 12 categories in this year’s awards.

Jason Derulo helped reveal some of the nominees — Top Female Artist, Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Artist — on ABC’s Good Morning America. Billboard revealed the remaining nominees shortly thereafter.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow the leaders with nods in 11, 10 and eight categories, respectively.

The nominations highlight the year’s most successful artists in different music genres, based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming, and social media interaction.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place in Las Vegas Sunday, May 18, and will air live on ABC.

Here are the nominees:

Artist Awards

Top Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist
Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Duo/Group
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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC