Rihanna And Eminem Lead Nominations For 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Apr 13th, 2011 // Comment

Billboard must have really loved the way they lied — Rihanna and Eminem lead the pack with the most nominations for this year’s 2011 Billboard Music Awards. RiRi (who is also tapped to perform at the awards show) picked up 18 whopping noms, while Em scored 16. Other pop music faves up for contention include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and pretty much all the regulars here on Idolator. The Billboard Music Awards air on ABC on Sunday, May 22. Hop below to check out finalists in all categories.

2011 Billboard Music Awards

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

Top Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle
Eminem
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Digital Songs Artist
Eminem
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist
Drake
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Touring Artist
Bon Jovi
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Streaming Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Digital Media Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist
Justin Bieber
The Black Eyed Peas
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Monica
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Lil Wayne
Ludacris
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Train

Top Alternative Artist
The Black Keys
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse

Top Latin Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

Top Dance Artist
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
La Roux
Rihanna

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin

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