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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists have been unveiled, with Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and fun. leading the nominations. Hey music lovers, thanks for tuning back in to ClevverMusic for all your music news. It turns out that all three of these artists are finalists in 11 different award categories this year- that's huge! Both Taylor Swift and band Maroon 5 are both contenders for the Top Artist prize along with Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Rihanna. Maroon 5's "One More Night" and "Payphone" feat. Wiz Khalifa are both nominated for the Top Hot 100 Song this year along with "Some Nights" by Fun., "Somebody That I Use To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra, and "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Coming in after Maroon 5, Taylor, and fun. is "Diamonds" singer Rihanna, who is nominated for Top Artist is a finalist in a total of 10 different categories. This is no surprise since Rihanna has a history for being in the double digits, being nominated for eighteen different categories in 2011 and thirteen in 2012. Following Rihanna, breakout artist Carly Rae Jepsen is nominated for 8 different categories including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Pop Song, Top Digital Song, and Top Radio Song. Carly Rae Jepsen is also a finalist for Top New Artist along with K-pop star PSY, Gotye, and the Lumineers. For the first time this year Billboard is featuring new categories pertaining to EDM due its vast popularity. David Guetta, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and deadmau5 are all nominated for the Top EDM Album prize. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and Miguel are all confirmed to set stage at the 2013 Billboard Music Award Ceremony. A highly anticipated performance by Prince is also confirmed who will be receiving the Billboard Icon Award. Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan will be hosting the award show live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19. I have dropped all the nominees for this year's Billboard Music Award Finalists below in the description. Who do you think deserves to take home the most awards this year? Write your comments below and don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more Billboard Awards coverage. Thanks for keeping it here on ClevverMusic, I'm Misty Kingma, see you next time.