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Adele Leads Billboard Music Awards Finalists With 18 Nods

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Adele is unstoppable!

The 23-year-old British singer is a finalist in 18 categories for the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, while her hit song "Rolling in the Deep" is a contender in seven categories.

So who else is in the running?

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LMFAO is a finalist in 17 categories, while Rihanna racked up 13 nods. Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne are each contenders in 10 categories.

The awards reflect Billboard's chart rankings based on fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, radio airplay and touring, as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

This year's kudosfest will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand and will be broadcast live May 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Here's the complete list of contenders:

Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

New Artist
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

Female Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Duo/Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Bublé  
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Hot 100 Artist
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Digital Songs Artist
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Radio Songs Artist
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Touring Artist
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Streaming Artist
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

Digital Media Artist
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Pop Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Rap Artist
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Rock Artist
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Alternative Artist
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Latin Artist
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Dance Artist
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

PICS: 2011 Billboard Music Awards

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