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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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