Billboard Music Awards Pit Taylor Swift Against Maroon 5 and Fun
Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are up for 10, nine and eight trophies, respectively
It’s a three-way tie: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. are finalists in 11 categories for this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are up for 10, nine and eight trophies, respectively, Billboard also announced on Monday.
Swift, Maroon 5, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber will compete for the top artist award. Adele‘s 10-million-selling 2011 album, “21,” won top Billboard 200 album last year and is up for the award this year. It will vie with Swift’s “Red,” Mumford & Sons’ “Babel,” as well as One Direction’s albums – “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home” – both released last year.
Performers include Swift, Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Prince.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 19 on ABC.