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Taylor Swift Leads Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Posted By Sarah Wyland On April 23, 2013 @ 5:45 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Taylor Swift [1]

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Facebook.com/TaylorSwift.

Taylor Swift, [2]along with fun. and Maroon 5, leads the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a total of 11 nominations, including several in all-genre categories. In addition to nominations for Top Country Artist, Top Country Song and Top Country Album, Taylor is also up for the coveted Top Artist award as well as Top Female Artist.

Luke Bryan [3] and Jason Aldean [4] are tied as the second most-nominated country artists with three nominations each. Luke is up for Top Country Artist, Top Country Song for “Drunk On You” and his tailgates & tanlines album is up for Top Country Album. Jason Aldean is up for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album for his Night Train album, but he’s also up for the all-genre Top Male Artist award.

See photos from the 2012 Billboard Music Awards >> [5]

See photos from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards >> [6]

“I’m really proud to be the guy that gets to represent our genre in that ‘Top Male’ category and wave that flag for country music,” Jason said. “Our genre is bigger and more diverse than ever, and it’s just cool to be part of this movement that’s happening right now. I’ve been so focused on getting the tour going this year and just making certain our first run of stadiums is everything the fans expect it to be, that this totally caught me by surprise. Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket or downloaded an album. I’ll do my best to represent and make y’all proud!”

Nominations are based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media interactions with data tracked by Billboard, Nielsen and Next Big Sound.  The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 8/7c on ABC.

See a full list of country nominees below and visit Billboard.com [7]for a complete list of nominees!

Top Country Artist

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Carrie Underwood [8]
Taylor Swift
Hunter Hayes [9]

Top Country Song

“Drunk On You” – Luke Bryan
“Springsteen” – Eric Church [10]
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line [11]
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Top Country Album

Jason Aldean – Night Train
Luke Bryan – tailgates & tanlines
Lionel Richie [12]Tuskegee
Taylor Swift – Red
Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

Top Artist

Taylor Swift
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Rihanna

Top Billboard 200 Album

Taylor Swift – Red
Adele – 21
Mumford & Sons – Babel
One Direction – Take Me Home
One Direction – Up All Night

Top Male Artist

Jason Aldean
Justin Bieber
Drake
Flo Rida
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist

Taylor Swift
Adele
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top Hot 100 Artist

Taylor Swift
Flo Rida
Fun.
Maroon 5
Rihanna

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Taylor Swift
Adele
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Mumford & Sons

Top Digital Songs Artist

Taylor Swift
Flo Rida
Fun.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Maroon 5

Top Social Artist

Taylor Swift
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Streaming Song (Video)

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
“We Are Young” – Fun. featuring Janelle Monae
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
“Gangnam Style” – Psy

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[3] Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan

[4] Jason Aldean: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jason_aldean

[5] See photos from the 2012 Billboard Music Awards >> : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6051167,00.html

[6] See photos from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards >> : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6039731,00.html

[7] Billboard.com : http://www.billboard.com/bbma/finalists?page=2

[8] Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood

[9] Hunter Hayes: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_hunter_hayes

[10] Eric Church: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_eric_church

[11] Florida Georgia Line: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_florida_georgia_line

[12] Lionel Richie: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lionel_richie

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