After scoring 18 category appearances in 2011 and 13 more in 2012 at the Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna once again lands double-digit finalist slots by competing in 10 categories this year:
Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song, Top Dance Song.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. Click here for the complete list of nominees.