Rihanna among the lead finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Adele, LMFAO and Rihanna are among the lead finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, with Adele snagging spots in 18 different categories. Rihanna is up against the “21” singer in the prestigious Top Artist category, which also includes top finalists Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry. Speaking of Rihanna, the pop superstar is a finalist in 13 categories this year, after leading the pack with 18 category appearances in 2011.

The awards will reflect Billboard’s chart rankings based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC.

Click more to see in what categories Rihanna is nominated.

Top Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top Female Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top Hot 100 Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top Digital Songs Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top Radio Songs Artist:
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira
Top Streaming Artist:
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna
Top Pop Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna
Top Dance Artist:
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears
Top R&B Album
Beyonce “4”
Mary J. Blige “My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)”
Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.”
Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me”
Rihanna “Talk That Talk”
Top Radio Song:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”

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