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Adele, Rihanna, Lady GaGa and Lil Wayne Lead Nominations of 2012 Billboard Music Awards

April 20, 2012 (3:35 am) GMT
The other nominees for the upcoming show include LMFAO, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Drake, Bruno Mars and Scotty McCreery.

Full nomination list for this year's Billboard Music Awards has just been revealed. , , and are among the leaders by scoring at least 10 nods each. Also getting multiple noms are duo Redfoo and SkyBlu.

Adele receives the most nods with a total of 18 nominations, follow with 17, Riri trails behind them with 13, and both the Mother Monster and Weezy get 10 each. All of them, except for the electro/pop duo, are vying for the coveted Top Artist along with .

Although the "Sorry for Party Rocking" hitmakers miss the Top Artist category, they are listed in Top Duo/Group. To take home the title, they have to beat such strong competitors as , , and .

Other artists who are competing in more than one nomination include , , and . The four male artists bump into each other in one category, Top Male Artist, along with their senior Weezy.

In Top New Artist, is mentioned as one of the contenders. The singer, who claimed his fame after winning "" season 10, is facing off , , and 's group .

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand and will be broadcast live Sunday, May 20 at 8/7c on ABC. Some nominees can be found in the following list, while the rest can be obtained on full nomination list on Billboard's official website.

Top Artist:

Top New Artist: Top Male Artist: Top Female Artist: Top Duo/Group: Top Billboard 200 Album: Top Pop Album: Top R&B Album: Top Rap Album: Top Country Album: Top Hot 100 Song: Top Digital Song:

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