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Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton Among 2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

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Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are among the stars announced as finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The awards are based on album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, social interactions and other factors, compiled by Billboard magazine.

Luke crossed over into general categories such as Top Male Artist, where he stands as the sole country nominee. Luke is also the only country act to land in the Top Billboard 200 Album category, and he’s up twice for Top Country Song. Categories featuring country artists are listed below. Pop stars such as Katy Perry, Lorde and Justin Timberlake, along with rock group Imagine Dragons, lead the overall finalists.

To find out the winners, tune in to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards TV special, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

2014 Billboard Music Award Finalists:

 

TOP MALE ARTIST

  • Luke Bryan
  • Drake
  • Eminem
  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Timberlake

TOP DUO/GROUP

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • One Direction
  • OneRepublic

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST

  • Beyoncé
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eminem
  • One Direction
  • OneRepublic

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST

  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • One Direction
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST

  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Darius Rucker
  • Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM

  • Beyoncé, Beyonce
  • Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
  • Drake, Nothing Was the Same
  • Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  • Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

  • Garth Brooks, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
  • Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
  • Florida Georgia Line, Here's to the Good Times
  • The Robertsons, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
  • Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story . . .

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM

  • Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II
  • Skillet, Rise
  • Third Day, Miracle
  • Chris Tomlin, Burning Lights
  • Various Artists, WOW Hits 2014

TOP COUNTRY SONG

  • Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
  • Luke Bryan, “That’s My Kind of Night”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
  • Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”
  • Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends, “Boys ’Round Here”





 

 

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