Rihanna nominated for Billboard Touring Awards 2011

Our girl is among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, nominated in the Category “Breakthrough”. She is nominated along with Katy Perry and Jason Aldean in this category.  The awards based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011. The show will take place in Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City on Nov. 10. You can view the full list of Nominees after the jump.

TOP TOUR

Bon Jovi, The Circle
Take That, Progress Live
U2, 360

TOP DRAW
Bon Jovi
Take That
U2

TOP PACKAGE
Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal tour, w/ Zac Brown Band, Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington
Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour, w/ Needtobreathe, Danny Gokey, Frankie Ballard, others
Usher’s OMG tour, w/ Miguel, Trey Songz, others

BREAKTHROUGH
Jason Aldean
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Jeff Dunham
Peter Kay
Robin Williams

TOP BOXSCORE
Take That, Wembley Stadium, London – June 30- July 9
Take That, City of Manchester (U.K.) Stadium – June 3-12
U2, Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil – April 9-13

TOP PROMOTER
AEG Live
Live Nation Entertainment
SJM

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Beaver Productions, New Orleans, LA
C3 Presents, Austin, TX
Jam Productions, Chicago, IL

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (International)
Michael Coppel Presents, Australia
SJM, London
T4F, Sao Paulo, BR

TOP MANAGER
Bon Jovi Management
Front Line Management Group
Principle Management

TOP AGENCY
Artists Group International
Creative Artists Agency
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

TOP FESTIVAL
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
The Gorge, George, WA
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

TOP ARENA
Allphones Arena, Sydney, AU
O2 Arena, London, UK
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, AU

TOP VENUE- UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, MX
Radio City Music Hall, New York City, US
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, US

TOP VENUE- UNDER 5,000 SEATS
Beacon Theatre, New York City, US
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

TOP CLUB (based on attendance)
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
House of Blues, Chicago, IL
House of Blues, Orlando, FL

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Weezer Memories Tour, Driven by State Farm
Dave Matthews Band Caravan/ Brita FilterForGood
AT&T/Samsung Present the Keith Urban Get Closer Tour
Zac Brown Band Eat and Greets Sponsored by Kingsford Charcoal
Natasha Bedingfield Less Is More Tour Presented by Freschetta
Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011 Sponsored by COVERGIRL
Foo Fighters Garage Tour Presented by Blackberry

THE INAUGURAL APPLE RECIPIENT*
Perry Farrell

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Coran Capshaw

LEGEND OF LIVE
Journey

EVENTFUL FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
TBA

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