Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus up for Billboard Music Awards


On Wednesday morning, Billboard announced the finalists (not nominees) for its 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Lorde and Imagine Dragons are leading the talented pack with 12 nods in the 40 categories, including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, and Top Digital Song.

Close behind them with 11 is Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry with 10, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with 8. Miley Cyrus is up against Katy and JT for Top Artist and “Wrecking Ball” is vying for Top Hot 100 Song, as is Lorde’s “Royals” and Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines.”

The Billboard Music Awards, which takes place in Las Vegas, airs on May 18 at 8/7c on ABC.