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Timberlake, Lorde, Imagine Dragons Top Finalists for 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List Announced

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Timberlake, Lorde, Imagine Dragons Top Finalists for 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List AnnouncedWith help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on "Good Morning America," dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year's most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM ET, with performances from music's biggest stars. The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

Derulo appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of "Good Morning America" today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year's Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist.

Finalists Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead with twelve categories each. Imagine Dragons is vying for its first Billboard Music Award this year. The quartet burned up the charts in 2013 with its album "Night Visions" (which is also a finalist for Top Rock Album) and its many hit singles. Among those is the smash hit "Radioactive," which broke the record for the most weeks ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lorde broke through in 2013 as well with her inescapable No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Royals" and debut album "Pure Heroine." The two musical acts go head-to-head in nine categories, including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with 11, 10 and 8 categories respectively. Justin Timberlake could capture his first Billboard Music Award this year as a solo artist. Included in his 11 categories, are Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. With the group 'N Sync, Timberlake earned five Billboard Music Awards, including the 2000 trophy for Album of the Year ("No Strings Attached"). Katy Perry is already a three-time Billboard Music Award winner, with the 2011 Top Hot 100 Artist and the Top Digital Songs Artist, and the 2012 Spotlight Award, honoring her achievement as the first woman to earn five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album ("Teenage Dream"). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also past winners, receiving Top Rap Song at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

The complete list of finalists for the "2014 Billboard Music Awards" can be found below.

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The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year's hottest and biggest music stars. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. The "2014 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

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THE "2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" FINALISTS:

ARTIST AWARDS

TOP ARTIST:

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist:

Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger

Top Male Artist:

Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:

Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Duo/Group:

Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist:

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist

Beyoncé
Bon Jovi
P!nk
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:

Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY

Top R&B Artist:

Beyoncé
Pharrell Williams
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist:

Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull

Top Country Artist:

Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:

Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Passenger

Top Latin Artist

Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Lady Gaga
Zedd

Top Christian Artist

Mandisa
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet

Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Luke Bryan
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic
Carrie Underwood

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyoncé "Beyoncé"
Luke Bryan "Crash My Party"
Drake "Nothing Was The Same"
Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Justin Timberlake "The 20/20 Experience"

Top R&B Album

Beyoncé "Beyoncé"
R. Kelly "Black Panties"
Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake "The 20/20 Experience"
Justin Timberlake "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)"

Top Rap Album:

J. Cole "Born Sinner"
Drake "Nothing Was The Same"
Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Jay Z "Magna Carta...Holy Grail"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "The Heist"

Top Country Album:

Garth Brooks "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences"
Luke Bryan "Crash My Party"
Florida Georgia Line "Here's To The Good Time"
The Robertsons "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas"
Blake Shelton "Based On A True Story"

Top Rock Album:

Lana Del Rey "Born To Die"
Fall Out Boy "Save Rock And Roll"
Imagine Dragons "Night Visions"
Lorde "Pure Heroine"
Mumford & Sons "Babel"

Top Latin Album:

Marc Anthony "3.0"
Alejandro Fernandez "Confidencias"
Jenni Rivera "1969- Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1
Prince Royce "Soy El Mismo"
Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 2"

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Avicii "True"
Daft Punk "Random Access Memories"
Lady Gaga "ARTPOP"
Lindsey Stirling "Lindsey Stirling"
Zedd "Clarity"

Top Christian Album:

Alan Jackson "Precious Memories: Volume II"
Skillet "Rise"
Third Day "Miracle"
Chris Tomlin "Burning Lights"
Various Artists "WOW Hits 2014"

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:

Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
Lorde "Royals"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines"

Top Digital Song:

Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
Lorde "Royals"
OneRepublic "Counting Stars"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines"

Top Radio Song:

Avicii "Wake Me Up!"
Lorde "Royals"
Katy Perry "Roar"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky"
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
Lorde "Royals"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines"

Top Streaming Song (Video)

Baauer "Harlem Shake"
Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"
Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop"
Katy Perry "Roar"

Top R&B Song:

Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z "Drunk In Love"
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Pharrell Williams "Happy"
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines"
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z "Suit & Tie"

Top Rap Song:

Eminem Featuring Rihanna "The Monster"
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake "Holy Grail"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop"
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha "Timber"

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