BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Rihanna Takes the Advance as a Adversary in 18 Accolade Categories
Billboard appear the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards today at a columnist appointment in Las Vegas. The winners will be appear on “The 2011 Billboard Music Awards” telecast, airing alive SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET,PT) on the ABC Television Network. The awards appearance will booty abode at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in affiliation with Chevrolet, and the Las Vegas Assemblage and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). This is the aboriginal year that ABC will advertisement the event.
Rihanna takes the advance as a finalist in 18 accolade categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Agenda Songs Artist, Top Agenda Media Artist, Top Amusing Artisan and Top Alive Artist. Her accord with Eminem places “Love the Way You Lie” as a adversary in six song categories. Eminem is a finalist in 16 accolade categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Agenda Songs Artist, Top Amusing Artist, Top Alive Artisan Top Agenda Media Artisan and Top Rap Artist.
Lady Gaga follows with 12 categories, including three albums all aggressive for the accolade of Top Dance/Electronic Album — “The Fame,” “The Fame Monster” and “The Remix.” “The Fame” is additionally a finalist for Top Pop Album.
Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber are fan favorites, anniversary a finalist in 11 categories and aggressive for Top New Artisan and Top Male Artist. Other Top New Artisan contenders are Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Taio Cruz, whose song “Dynamite” is up for bristles awards, including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Agenda Song, Top Radio Song, Top Alive Song (Audio) and Top Pop Song.
The Billboard Music Awards booty a holistic attending at artisan achievement based on key fan interactions with music�finalists and winners are bent by blueprint achievement and amusing and alive action as actual in Billboard anniversary and on Billboard.com during the accommodation aeon of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The 46 accolade categories are based on measures provided by our abstracts partners, including sales abstracts aggregate by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, alive abstracts abstinent by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, amusing media burning gauged by Next Big Complete and bout grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.
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The 2011 Billboard Music Awards is co-executed produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus All-around Media, which owns Billboard, and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions.
The finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards are:
Top Artist:· Justin Bieber· Eminem· Lady Gaga· Rihanna· Taylor Swift
Top New Artist:· Justin Bieber· Taio Cruz· Ke$ha· Bruno Mars· Nicki Minaj
Top Male Artist:· Justin Bieber· Drake· Eminem· Bruno Mars· Usher
Top Female Artist:· Ke$ha· Lady Gaga· Katy Perry· Rihanna· Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group:· The Black Eyed Peas· Bon Jovi· Lady Antebellum· Linkin Park· U2
Top Billboard 200 Artist:· Justin Bieber· Susan Boyle· Eminem· Lady Antebellum· Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist:· Ke$ha· Bruno Mars· Katy Perry· Rihanna· Usher
Top Agenda Songs Artist:· Eminem· Ke$ha· Bruno Mars· Katy Perry· Rihanna
Top Radio Songs Artist:· Drake· Bruno Mars· Katy Perry· Rihanna· Usher
Top Touring Artist:· Bon Jovi· Michael Buble· Lady Gaga· U2· Roger Waters
Top Amusing Artist:· Akon· Justin Bieber· Eminem· Lady Gaga· Rihanna
Top Alive Artist:· Justin Bieber· Eminem· Lady Gaga· Rihanna· Shakira
Top Agenda Media Artist:· Akon· Justin Bieber· Eminem· Lady Gaga· Rihanna
Top Pop Artist:· Justin Bieber· The Black Eyed Peas· Ke$ha· Lady Gaga· Katy Perry
Top R&B Artist:· Alicia Keys· Monica· Rihanna· Trey Songz· Usher
Top Rap Artist:· Drake· Eminem· Lil Wayne· Ludacris· Nicki Minaj
Top Country Artist:· Jason Aldean· Kenny Chesney· Lady Antebellum· Taylor Swift· Zac Brown Band
Top Bedrock Artist:· Kings of Leon· Linkin Park· Mumford & Sons· Muse· Train
Top Alternative Artist:· The Black Keys· Kings of Leon· Linkin Park· Mumford & Sons· Muse
Top Latin Artist:· Enrique Iglesias· Pitbull· Prince Royce· Shakira· Wisin & Yandel
Top Dance Artist:· The Black Eyed Peas· David Guetta· Lady Gaga· LaRoux· Rihanna
Top Christian Artist:· Casting Crowns· MercyMe· Skillet· tobyMac· Chris Tomlin
Top Billboard 200 Album:· Justin Bieber — “My Apple 2.0″· Susan Boyle — “The Gift”· Eminem — “Recovery”· Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now”· Taylor Swift — “Speak Now”
Top Pop Album:· Justin Bieber — “My Apple 2.0″· Black Eyed Peas — “The E.N.D.”· Ke$ha — “Animal”· Lady Gaga — “The Fame”· Katy Perry — “Teenage Dream”
Top R&B Album:· Monica — “Still Standing”· Rihanna — “Loud”· Sade — “Stronger Than Love”· Trey Songz — “Passion, Pain & Pleasure”· Usher — “Raymond v. Raymond”
Top Rap Album:· Drake — “Thank Me Later”· Eminem — “Recovery”· Nicki Minaj — “Pink Friday”· Lil Wayne — “I Am Not a Human Being”· Kanye West — “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Top Country Album:· Jason Aldean — “My Kinda Party”· Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now”· Sugarland — “The Incredible Machine”· Taylor Swift — “Speak Now”· Zac Brown Bandage — “The Foundation”
Top Bedrock Album:· The Black Keys — “Brothers”· Jack Johnson — “To the Sea”· Kid Bedrock — “Born Free”· Linkin Park — “A Thousand Suns”· Mumford & Sons — “Sigh No More”
Top Alternative Album:· The Black Keys — “Brothers”· Jack Johnson — “To the Sea”· Kings of Leon — “Come Around Midnight”· Linkin Park — “A Thousand Suns”· Mumford & Sons — “Sigh No More”
Top Latin Album:· Marc Anthony — “Iconos”· Camila — “Dejarte De Amar”· Enrique Iglesias — “Euphoria”· Prince Royce — “Prince Royce”· Shakira — “Sale El Sol”
Top Dance/Electronic Album:· Daft Punk — “Tron Legacy (Soundtrack)”· Lady Gaga — “The Fame”· Lady Gaga — “The Fame Monster”· Lady Gaga — “The Remix”· Owl City — “Ocean Eyes”
Top Christian Album:· MercyMe — “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”· Skillet — “Awake”· tobyMac — “Tonight”· Chris Tomlin — “And If Our God is for Us”· Various Artists — “WOW Hits 2011″
Top Hot 100 Song:· Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love The Way You Lie”· Bruno Mars — “Just the Way You Are”· Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg — “California Gurls”· Usher Feat. will.i.am — “OMG”
Top Agenda Song:· B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams — “Airplanes”· Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”· Bruno Mars — “Just the Way You Are”· Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg — “California Gurls”
Top Radio Song:· Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”· Bruno Mars — “Just the Way You Are”· Usher Featuring Pitbull — “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”· Usher Feat. will.i.am — “OMG”
Top Alive Song (Audio):· Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”· Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now”· Bruno Mars — “Just the Way You Are”· Nelly — “Just A Dream”
Top Alive Song (Video):· Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris — “Baby”· Eminem — “Not Afraid”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”· Lady Gaga — “Bad Romance”· Shakira Feat. Freshleyground — “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”
Top Pop Song:· Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”· Bruno Mars — “Just the Way You Are”· Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg — “California Gurls”· Katy Perry — “Firework”· Katy Perry — “Teenage Dream”
Top R&B Song:· Alicia Keys — “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)”· Rihanna Featuring Drake — “What’s My Name”· Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj — “Bottoms Up”· Usher Feat. will.i.am — “OMG”· Usher — “There Goes My Baby”
Top Rap Song:· B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams — “Airplanes”· B.o.B Feat. Bruno Mars — “Nothin’ on You”· Eminem Feat. Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”· Far*East Movement Feat. Dev & The Cataracs — “Like A G6″· Nelly — “Just a Dream”
Top Country Song:· The Bandage Perry — “If I Die Young”· Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now”· Miranda Lambert — “The House That Congenital Me”· Sugarland — “Stuck Like Glue”· Taylor Swift — “Mine”
Top Bedrock Song:· The Dirty Heads Featuring Rome — “Lay Me Down”· Florence The Machine — “Dog Days Are Over”· Mumford & Sons — “Little Lion Man”· Neon Trees — “Animal”· Train — “Hey, Soul Sister”
Top Alternative Song:· Florence The Machine — “Dog Days Are Over”· Linkin Park — “Waiting on the End”· Mumford & Sons — “The Cave”· Mumford & Sons — “Little Lion Man”· Neon Trees — “Animal”
Top Latin Song:· Enrique Iglesias Featuring Juan Luis Guerra “Cuando Me Enamoro”· Pitbull — “Bon Bon”· Shakira — “Gypsy”· Shakira Feat. El Cata — “Loca”· Shakira Feat. Freshleyground — “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”
Top Dance Song:· Lady Gaga — “Bad Romance”· Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce — “Telephone”· La Roux — “Bulletproof”· Edward Maya &Vika Jigulina — “Stereo Love”· Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup — “We Speak No Americano”
Top Christian Song:· Kris Allen — “Live Like We’re Dying”· MercyMe — “All of Creation”· Sanctus Real — “Lead Me”· tobyMac — “Get Back Up”· Chris Tomlin — “Our God”
Additionally, Billboard editors articular three bands from six regions of the U.S. based on a array of factors, including Heat Score, a blueprint that measures online fan assurance and drives Billboard’s Uncharted blueprint of arising artists. Through a challenge alleged “Cruze-ing To Vegas” sponsored by Chevrolet, consumers casting over 217,000 votes, absorption the antagonism bottomward to one bandage from anniversary region. These final six accumulation favorites will anniversary accept the keys to a Chevrolet Cruze for a alley cruise that will booty them from their home abject to Las Vegas.
A camera aggregation will chase anniversary of the bands and will certificate their adventure as they comedy gigs forth the way, bedrock out to the Cruze’s accepted XM radio, and appoint with admirers online and in person. The six bands will acquaint with their admirers while on the alley through blogging, tweeting and by creating and administration playlists, architecture a viral admirers and convalescent their amusing Heat Score, one of the abounding goals as they set their architect on Las Vegas. All six of the bands will access at Fremont Street in Las Vegas on May 18th to attempt in the ultimate action of the bands. The acceptable bandage will again be accustomed as the “Dreamseeker Artisan of the Year” at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.
The six finalists for Dreamseeker Artisan of the Year are:
From the Northwest, Hotels (Seattle, WA)
From the West, AJ Rafael (Moreno Valley, CA)
From the Southwest, Otenki (Houston, TX)
From the Midwest, Lightning Love (Detroit, MI)
From the Southeast, Side by Side (Charlotte, NC)
From the Northeast, Gentlemen Hall (Boston, MA)
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About the MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship battle and arch antic and appropriate events. The Arena offers adequate basement for as abounding as 16,800 with accomplished sightlines and advanced acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent challenge to date accept included apple championship fights amid Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as able-bodied as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, �N Sync, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena additionally is home to the anniversary Academy of Country Music Awards and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season d which appearance the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche.
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Don Mischer is an internationally acclaimed ambassador and administrator of television and alive events. He has been accustomed with fifteen Emmy Awards, a almanac ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Accolade for arete in broadcasting and more. Don Mischer Productions credits ambit from We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial and the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall; to the Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games to name a few.
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