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Billboard Music Awards nominees announced

The Billboard Music Awards are set for May 18, 2014 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. This has been a great year in popular music with continued powerhouses like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake releasing albums, taking over the airwaves and the charts. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, (each with 12), Justin Timberlake(with eleven nods), and Katy Perry all top the nominations list. Justin Timblerlake is nominated for both parts of his 20/20 Experience album and several singles. Surprisingly, Miley Cyrus didn’t receive any nods for Bangerz, but she appears on the list a total of nine times including Top Artist, Social Artist, Streaming artist, and recognition for her singles ‘We Can’t Stop’ and ‘Wrecking Ball’.

J-Lo performed at last year's show at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
J-Lo performed at last year's show at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

According to Billboard, the 2013 BBMAs was the highest rated show in twelve years. This year may top that, although the performances have not yet been announced, the list of nominees seen below is quite impressive. We know what century we’re in when we give out awards for “Top Social Artist” and “Top Digital Song.” Who will win? Tune in to find out! See a full list of nominees on Billboard.com!