Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake take the lead when it comes to rap and R&B nominations this year for the Billboard Music Awards, although Imagine Dragons and Lorde have the most nominations of all artists.

The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively. However, it's actually Imagine Dragons and Lorde that lead the entire pack, both with twelve nominations a piece.

Macklemore competes against Drake (five nominations total), Jay Z (also five nominations total), Eminem (six nominations total) and Pitbull for Top Rap Artist, while JT goes against Beyonce, Pharrell, Rihanna and Robin Thicke in the category of Top R&B Artist. The Heist is also up for Top Rap Album, against J. Cole's Born Sinner, Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Eminem's MMLP2 and Jay Z's Magna Carta, Holy Grail. In the category of Top Rap Song it's a competition of Macklemore vs. Macklemore, as he has two songs up for nomination, "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us." Apart from competing with himself in that category, he's up against Pitbull & Ke$ha's "Timber", Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster", as well as Hov and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail."

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th on ABC at 8 PM.

See the relevant categories and nominations below, and head to Billboard for the entire set.

Top Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Song
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top New Artist
Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger

Top Touring Artist
Beyoncé
Bon Jovi
P!nk
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Hot 100 Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY

Top R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Pharrell
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Lady Gaga
Zedd

Top R&B Album
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
R. Kelly – Black Panties
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)

Top Rap Album
J. Cole – Born Sinner
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Avicii – True
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Lady Gaga – ARTPOP
Lindsey Stirling – Lindsey Stirling
Zedd – Clarity

Top Digital Song
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Radio Song
Avicii – “Wake Me Up!”
Lorde – “Royals”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Katy Perry – “Roar”

Top R&B Song
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Drake feat. Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Pharrell – “Happy”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z – “Suit & Tie”

Top Rap Song
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster”
Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – “Timber”

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