Rihanna nominated for 10 Billboard Awards

Our ELLE girl’s star just keeps rising

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Break out the bubbles: ELLE cover star Rihanna has been nominated in ten categories at this year’s Billboard Awards.

She’s up for the coveted Top Artist trophy, as well as – among others – Top Female Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and the intriguingly named Top Social Artist at the ceremony, which will be held in Las Vegas on 19 May.

Riri’s form at the Billboards is legendary, and her 2012 777 tour nodded towards the fact that she already has seven of the statuettes lining her cabinet at home – alongside seven Grammys, no less.

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She’s also just smashed the record for No. 1s in the chart’s 20-year history, notching up her tenth with Stay. Not bad at all in a year that’s already seen her launch her first fashion collection with River Island and sign a ground-breaking beauty deal with Mac.

The Billboard Awards 2013 nominee highlights are below. Along with Ri we’re expecting wins from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Fun and One Direction, all of whom have garnered impressive multiple mentions.

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BILLBOARD AWARD NOMINATIONS 2013

Top Artist

Justin Bieber

Maroon 5

One Direction

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

Carly Rae Jepsen

Gotye

One Direction

PSY

The Lumineers

Top Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Drake

Flo Rida

Jason Aldean

Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist

Adele

Carly Rae Jepsen

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

Coldplay

fun.

Maroon 5

Mumford & Sons

One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Adele

Justin Bieber

Mumford & Sons

One Direction

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

Flo Rida

fun.

Maroon 5

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Digital Songs Artist

Carly Rae Jepsen

Flo Rida

fun.

Maroon 5

Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist

Flo Rida

fun.

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna

Top Touring Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Coldplay

Lady Gaga

Madonna

Roger Waters

Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

One Direction

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist

Baauer

Drake

Nicki Minaj

PSY

Rihanna

Top Pop Artist

Adele

Bruno Mars

Justin Bieber

Maroon 5

One Direction

Top R&B Artist

Alicia Keys

Chris Brown

Ne-Yo

Rihanna

Usher

Top Rap Artist

Drake

Flo Rida

Nicki Minaj

Pitbull

PSY

Top Country Artist

Carrie Underwood

Hunter Hayes

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Coldplay

fun.

Gotye

Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist

Don Omar

Jenni Rivera

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Shakira

Top Dance Artist

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Madonna

Skrillex

Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

deadmau5

Skrillex

Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns

Chris Tomlin

Matt Redman

MercyMe

tobyMac

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele 21

Mumford & Sons Babel

One Direction Take Me Home

One Direction Up All Night

Taylor Swift Red

Top Pop Album

Adele 21

Justin Bieber Believe

Maroon 5 Overexposed

One Direction Take Me Home

One Direction Up All Night

Top R&B Album

Alicia Keys Girl On Fire

Chris Brown Fortune

Frank Ocean Channel Orange

Rihanna Unapologetic

Usher Looking 4 Myself

Top Rap Album

2 Chainz Based On A T.R.U. Story

Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don’t

Top Country Album

Carrie Underwood Blown Away

Jason Aldean Night Train

Lionel Richie Tuskegee

Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines

Taylor Swift Red

Top Rock Album

fun. Some Nights

Mumford & Sons Babel

Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal

Phillip Phillips The World From The Side of the Moon

The Lumineers The Lumineers

Top Dance Album

David Guetta Nothing But The Beat

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LMFAO Sorry For Party Rocking

Madonna MDNA

Skrillex Bangarang

Top EDM Album

David Guetta Nothing But The Beat

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Skrillex Bangarang

Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Swedish House Mafia Until Now

Top Hot 100 Song

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

fun. Some Nights

Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Maroon 5 One More Night

Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa Payphone

Top Digital Song

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

fun. Featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young

Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Thrift Shop

Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa Payphone

Top Radio Song

Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Maroon 5 One More Night

Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa Payphone

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Ellie Goulding Lights

fun. Some Nights

fun. Featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young

Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Streaming Song (Video)

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

fun. Featuring Janelle Monae We Are Young

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Thrift Shop

PSY Gangnam Style

Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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