Billboard Music Award nominees announced

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Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are among the artists nominated.

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé are among the artists nominated for a Billboard Music Award this year.

Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead, appearing in 12 of the 40 categories each. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with 11, 10 and 8 categories respectively.

UK artists Calvin Harris made the shortlist for Top Dance/Electronic Artist, whilst Ellie Goulding is currently in the running for the Milestone Award.

The choice of finalists is based on ‘fan interactions with music’, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media.

The finalists were announced today and the ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on May 18th.

The coveted Top Artist category, looks like it’ll be pretty tight, featuring Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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