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Apr132011

Rihanna Scores a Leading 18 Nominations for Billboard Music Awards

Island Def Jam(LAS VEGAS) -- Rihanna leads the way with 18 nominations for the 2011 Billboard music Awards, including top artist. Her collaboration with Eminem on "Love the Way You Lie," picked up six nominations alone.  Eminem earned 16 nominations, while Lady Gaga notched a dozen.  Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars scored 11 nods apiece.

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air May 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here's a look at some of the nominees in the major categories:

Top Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

Top Female Artist:
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2 

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