Rihanna, Taylor Swift Lead List of 2013 Billboard Music Award nominees


Rihanna, Taylor Swift Lead 2013 Billboard Music Award Nominees

Rihanna and Taylor Swift are the two most nominated musicians in the list of 2013 Billboard Music Award Nominees.

Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 are both nominated for 11 awards each. Nicki Minaj also bagged seven nominations, but Rihanna has many things to be grateful for.

Rihanna received 10 nominations for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which included Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist, among others. She has set record to be the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to land 10 #1s. In a tweet, Rihanna acknowledged this and said: “I owe this to my fans and to Billboard! Thank you for the love! It’s pretty major!”

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19, at 8/7c on ABC. Performers include Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Miguel.

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