The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC 7.
Adele leads the pack with 18 nominations, Rihanna, LMFAO come in second with 11 nominations each. Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry all received a handful of nominees as well.
Top New Artist category is full of fresh talent, Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster the People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa.
Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted have been announced as performers. More performers are set to be announced soon.
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.
Check out the full-list of nominees, below and don’t forget to tune-in to the Billboard Awards on Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC 7.
Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Foster The People
Top Male Artist:
Top Female Artist:
The Black Eyed Peas
** More after the jump **