Lorde, Imagine Dragons Lead Billboard Music Awards Nominations

04/10/2014
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(Radio.com) Billboard announced Wednesday (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.

According to Billboard, Lorde, Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams lead the song race and are each nominated for five title categories with their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s "Royals" and "Blurred Lines." Both Imagine Dragons and Perry come in second with four nods each for "Radioactive" and "Roar."

In addition to the standard awards, the 2014 Milestone Award will be given to "an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year." The six finalists include Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at Billboard.com/milestone.

This is Lorde's first Billboard Music Award nomination, as well as the maiden nominations for Avicii, Capital Cities and Sidewalk Prophets. more on this story

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