Lil Wayne, Rihanna Named As Finalists For 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Additional nominees include Bad Meets Evil, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and more.

Lil Wayne and Rihanna lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, taking place on May 20th at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rihanna is a finalist in 13 of the 22 artist categories this year, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Lil Wayne ties Lady Gaga for being a finalist in 10 categories, while LMFAO is a finalist in 17 categories.

The Top New Artist category includes Bad Meets Evil and Big Sean, who are up against Wiz Khalifa, Foster The People and Scot McCreery.

According to, the BBMA will “reflect Billboard's chart rankings based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.”

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  • Anonymous

    Politics will keep Lil Wayne from winning.

  • edisonjoao

    this is so stupid, how is LMFAO in the Genre for Best RAp ARtist, they dont rap, this is what music has come to these days...... smh

    • BigOnTop

      This means nothing, Billboard top 100 has grown fake with fake artists like Lil Wayne and his whole YMCMB.. People, don't you ever stop promoting REAL rap!

    • Lumba

      Not to mention Bad Meets Evil is in the new artist category, which is just weird... It's nice to see good MCs get recognized, but we all know that Bad Meets Evil as a group technically formed in like '98! And neither of the individual rappers are new to the public whatsoever... Whatever let's just reward the people that can make the most money saying nothing.

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