The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards have been announced in advance of the May 18 telecast, with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists.
Imagine Dragons and Lorde are finalists in 12 of the 40 categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in 11, 10 and eight respectively.
1. Lorde - Royals
Lorde's smash hit song "Royals." The New Zealand singer is becoming an international star.
4. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (Unrated)
Music video by Robin Thicke performing "Blurred Lines." With nude models in the house. NSFW.
5. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Music Video)
Miley Cyrus has released the music video for "Wrecking Ball." She's very much naked in it. Check it out here!
6. Katy Perry - Roar (Music Video)
Katy Perry has released her music video for "Roar." It's here, and it's everything we thought it would be.
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' music video for Can't Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton.
8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (Ft. Wanz)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral hit Thrift Shop (Ft. Wanz). It's about ... well, shopping at the thrift store.
Leading the song race with five title categories each are Lorde and Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams with their respective Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s.
"Royals" and "Blurred Lines" were two of the biggest songs of 2013. Imagine Dragons and Perry both come in second with four each for "Radioactive" and "Roar."
Daft Punk and Pharrell's "Get Lucky," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can’t Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop," Miley Cyrus’ "Wrecking Ball" and Avicii’s "Wake Me Up" each got two nods.
Timberlake has the most entries as a finalist for albums with three, including two for Top R&B Album with The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2).