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Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead "Billboard" Music Award Nominations

Image courtesy of Billboard (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Billboard (via ABC News Radio)

Taylor Swift , fun . and Maroon 5 are the leading nominees for this year's Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from Las Vegas on ABC May 19.

Because there are so many different Billboard charts, it's impossible to list who's nominated in every single category, but suffice it to say that Taylor, fun. and Maroon 5 are finalists in 11 different categories.  Taylor and Maroon 5 also are both competing for the night's big honor: Top Artist of the Year.  The other nominees in that category are Rihanna , Justin Bieber and One Direction.

Speaking of Rihanna, she's nominated in 10 different categories this year, and Carly Rae Jepsen's represented in nine different categories, thanks to the success of "Call Me Maybe."  One Direction is represented in eight categories.

Taylor, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber are the first artists booked to perform at the Billboard Music Awards, which will be hosted by Tracy Morgan . Prince will be given the Billboard Icon Award at the event.

Here are the nominees in a few of the biggest Billboard Music Awards categories:

Top 100 Song
"Some Nights"
"Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Call Me Maybe"
"Payphone"
"One More Night"

Top Billboard 200 Album
21
Babel
Red
Up All Night
Take Me Home

Top Duo/Group
Coldplay
Maroon 5
fun.
One Direction
Mumford & Sons

Top New Artist
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Lumineers
One Direction
PSY

Top Pop Artist
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
Adele
Justin Bieber
One Direction

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