Upcoming: Billboard Music Awards

After the Grammys, musicians will be vying next for a place at the Billboard Music Awards. The event will be held on May 18. Top nominees for the occasion are Lorde and Imagine Dragons, each have been given twelve nominations across various categories. Lorde recently dominated radio charts with her multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit ‘Royals’. Imagine Dragons on the other hand, has dominated the charts with its 2012 year-ender hit ‘Radioactive’, also a multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit.

Next in line with five nominations each (individual song category) are Pharell, Lorde, T.I. and Robin Thicke. Again, Imagine Dragons have four nominations for the category, together with Katy Perry. For the Hot 100 song category, Both Lorde and Imagine Dragons are up for nominations, including Blurred Lines (Thicke), Roar (Katy Perry), and Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus).

For the Top Artist Category, fellow nominees are: Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience), Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, Beyonce, as well as Luke Bryan. Bryan’s fans will be very happy to know that he leads in all country acts, having seven nominations.

Indeed, with so many nominations in, Imagine Dragon fans are excited to see how many awards their music idols will bag for this event. Fans have been trooping to concert tours in support of the group. Those who haven’t had a chance to see them live may check for more info.

An award will be given for ‘Top Christian Song’ and nominations for this category are: Mandisa for “Overcomer”, Building 429 for “We Won’t Be Shaken”, Chris Tomlin for “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)”, Sidewalk Prophets for “Help Me Find It”  and Matthew West for “Hello, My Name Is”.

Zedd (Clarity), Lady Gaga (Applause), Icona Pop (I Love It ) Daft Punk (Get Lucky), and Avicii (Wake Me Up!) are nominees for ‘Top Dance/Electronic Song.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will happen at Las Vegas, MGM Grand Arena. The show will be aired on ABC. The event will award artists in forty categories. Awards are given based on the following criteria: social media, streaming, radio play, sales, and a number of other factors.

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