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Billboard Music Awards Announced: Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga Lead

Billboard presenters should prepare to say “Rihanna.” The “What’s My Name?” singer topped the list of Billboard Music Award nominees, announced Wednesday, with 18 nominations, including Hot 100 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R & B Artist and Top Dance/Electronic Artist. Rihanna and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” also ,put her as a contender in six song categories. Rihanna’s duet partner Eminem received 16 nominations, including Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Rap Artist. Other leading nominees include Lady Gaga with 12, and Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber with 11 each. The Billboard Music Awards will be presented May 22.