Notable Nominations: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, & fun. Tie for Most Nods for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards


It’s a three-way tie between Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and fun. for the most nominations at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards as each nabbed 11 nods. They may need to watch out as Rihanna’s coming up close with 10 noms of her own, but Carly Rae Jepsen is hot on her heels in 9 categories thanks to her summer anthem “Call Me Maybe.” Dubstep and dance fans are in for a treat with addition of Electronic Dance Music categories that will pit the likes of David Guetta, Skrillex, and daeadmau5 against one another. Start your pools now by checking out the highlights of the nominees list below, and tune into the awards show on May 19the at 8:00 PM on ABC.

Top Artist:
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song:
“Some Nights” | fun.
“Somebody That I Used to Know” | Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Call Me Maybe” | Carly Rae Jepsen
“One More Night” | Maroon 5
“Payphone” | Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Top Billboard 200 Album:
21 | Adele
Babel | Mumford & Sons
Take Me Home | One Direction
Up All Night | One Direction
Red | Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons
One Direction

Top New Artist:
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Lumineers
One Direction