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2014 "Billboard" Music Awards to Rock Las Vegas This Weekend

Image courtesy of ABC/Dick Clark Productions (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ABC/Dick Clark Productions (via ABC News Radio)

Lorde and Imagine Dragons -- two artists who've had an incredible 12 months on the Billboard charts -- lead all nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Sunday, May 18, on ABC.  Each act has received nominations in 12 categories, including the big one: Top Artist.  Both acts are also performing on the show; Lorde, will give the first televised performance of her new single, "Tennis Court."

Joining Lorde and Imagine Dragons on the bill at the show are Robin Thicke , Ariana Grande , Iggy Azalea , John Legend , Jason Derulo , Ricky Martin , Pitbull , OneRepublic , Shakira , Jennifer Lopez , Florida Georgia Line , country superstars Carrie Underwood , Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan , and, via satellite, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus .  In Katy's case, she'll perform her latest hit "Birthday" live from Glasgow, Scotland.

There's also a rumor that the late Michael Jackson will appear as some sort of 3D hologram, performing "Slave to the Rhythm," a track from the King of Pop's posthumous album XSCAPE, which just came out.

The show will be hosted by rapper and actor Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges , and presenters include John Legend's wife, model Chrissy Teigen , as well as fun. 's Jack Antonoff , Phillip Phillips , Shania Twain , Lucy Hale , Omar Epps , Dancing with the Stars contestant and actress Danica McKeller , Josh Groban , Sarah Hyland and The Bachelorette ’s Andy Dorfman .  The red carpet will stream online starting at 6 p.m. ET, and will be hosted by Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks .

Here are the nominees for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards:

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
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic
 
Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Hot 100 Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Digital Songs Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
 
Top Radio Songs Artist
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Touring Artist
Beyoncé
Bon Jovi
P!nk
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
 
Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
 
Top Streaming Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY
 
Top R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Pharrell Williams
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake
 
Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull
 
Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
 
Top Rock Artist
Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Passenger
 
Top Latin Artist
Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
 
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Lady Gaga
Zedd
 
 
Milestone Award Presented by Chevrolet
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic
Carrie Underwood
 
 
Album Awards
 
Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Drake, Nothing Was The Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
 
Top R&B Album
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
R. Kelly, Black Panties
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)
 
Top Rap Album
J. Cole, Born Sinner
Drake, Nothing Was the Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Jay Z, Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
 
Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line, Here’s to the Good Times
The Robertsons, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story
 
Top Rock Album
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll
Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Mumford & Sons, Babel
 
Top Latin Album
Marc Anthony, 3.0
Alejandro Fernandez, Confidencias
Jenni Rivera, 1969 -- Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1
Prince Royce, Soy El Mismo
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2
 
Top Dance/Electronic Album
Avicii, True
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP
Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling
Zedd, Clarity

 
Song AWARDS
 
Top Hot 100 Song
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, “Blurred Lines”
 
Top Digital Song
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
OneRepublic, “Counting Stars”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, “Blurred Lines”
 
Top Radio Song
Avicii, “Wake Me Up!”
Lorde, “Royals”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
 
Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, “Blurred Lines”
 
Top Streaming Song (Video)
Baauer, “Harlem Shake”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
 
Top R&B Song
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”
 
Top Rap Song
Eminem Featuring Rihanna, “The Monster”
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha, “Timber”
 
Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
Luke Bryan, “That’s My Kind of Night”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”
Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends, “Boys ‘Round Here”
 
Top Rock Song
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Passenger, “Let Her Go”
 
Top Latin Song
Marc Anthony, “Vivir Mi Vida”
Daddy Yankee, “Limbo”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos, “Loco”
Prince Royce, “Darte Un Beso”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”
 
Top Dance/Electronic Song
Avicii, “Wake Me Up!”
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
Icona Pop Featuring Charlie XCX, “I Love It”
Lady Gaga, “Applause”
Zedd Featuring Foxes, “Clarity”


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