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Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj set to perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj set to perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are joining the star-studded lineup of performers at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards.  Performing their collaboration track "High School," the rappers will take the stage during Sunday night's awards ceremony taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

will.i.am, Akon and Jennifer Lopez have also signed on to join previously announced artists, such as Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel and Bruno Mars.  Meanwhile, Cee Lo Green is slated to present Billboard's first ever Milestone Award, which is based on fan voting.  Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars are all up for the honor.  

Among the top nominees at this year's Billboard Music Awards are Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida.  Rihanna managed to rack up nods in ten categories, including Top Artist.  Nicki Minaj is in the running for seven awards.  In the category of Top Rap Artist, the "American Idol" judge faces an all male field of rappers, including Drake, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Psy.  Flo Rida also topped out at seven nominations.  Apart from Top Rap Artist, Flo landed nods in the categories of Top Rap Song, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. 

Other hip-hop and R&B stars up for awards include Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz and Kanye West.  The show will air live Sunday, May 19th on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. 

Here are some of the nominations for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards: 

Top Artist: 
Justin Bieber 
Maroon 5 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 
One Direction 

Top Hot 100 Song: 
Fun., "Some Nights" 
Gotye feat. Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know" 
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" 
Maroon 5, "One More Night" 
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone" 

Top Billboard 200 Album: 
Adele, 21 
Mumford & Sons, Babel 
Taylor Swift, Red 
One Direction, Up All Night 
One Direction, Take Me Home 

Top Duo/Group: 
Coldplay 
Fun. 
Maroon 5 
Mumford & Sons 
One Direction 

Top New Artist: 
Gotye 
Carly Rae Jepsen 
PSY 
One Direction 
The Lumineers 

Top Male Artist: 
Jason Aldean 
Justin Bieber 
Drake 
Flo Rida 
Bruno Mars 

Top Female Artist: 
Adele 
Carly Rae Jepsen 
Nicki Minaj 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 

Hot 100 Artist: 
Flo Rida 
Fun. 
Maroon 5 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 

Billboard 200 Artist: 
Adele 
Justin Bieber 
Mumford & Sons 
One Direction 
Taylor Swift 

Digital Songs Artist: 
Flo Rida 
Fun. 
Carly Rae Jepsen 
Maroon 5 
Taylor Swift 

Radio Songs Artist: 
Flo Rida 
Fun. 
Maroon 5 
Nicki Minaj 
Rihanna 

Social Artist: 
Justin Bieber 
One Direction 
Katy Perry 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 

Streaming Artist: 
Baauer 
Drake 
Nicki Minaj 
PSY 
Rihanna 

Pop Artist: 
Adele 
Justin Bieber 
Maroon 5 
Bruno Mars 
One Direction 

R&B Artist: 
Chris Brown 
Alicia Keys 
Ne-Yo 
Rihanna 
Usher 

Rap Artist: 
Drake 
Flo Rida 
Nicki Minaj 
Pitbull 
PSY 

Top R&B Album 
Fortune -- Chris Brown 
Girl on Fire -- Alicia Keys 
Channel Orange -- Frank Ocean 
Unapologetic -- Rihanna 
Looking 4 Myself -- Usher 

Top Rap Album 
Based on a T.R.U. Story -- 2 Chainz 
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City -- Kendrick Lamar 
The Heist -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- Nicki Minaj 
God Forgives, I Don't -- Rick Ross 

Top Pop Song 
"Lights" -- Ellie Goulding 
"Call Me Maybe" -- Carly Rae Jepsen 
"One More Night" -- Maroon 5 
"Payphone" -- Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa 
"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars 

Top R&B Song 
"Girl on Fire" -- Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj 
"Adorn" -- Miguel 
"Thinkin Bout You" -- Frank Ocean 
"Diamonds" -- Rihanna 
"Heart Attack" -- Trey Songz 

Top Rap Song 
"Wild Ones" -- Flo Rida feat. Sia 
"Whistle" -- Flo Rida 
"Mercy" -- Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz 
"Thrift Shop" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
"Gangnam Style" -- PSY 

 

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