Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Psy bags 6 nominations in 2013 Billboard Music Awards (+ list of nominees)

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean rapper Psy grabbed six nominations in the 2013 Billboard Music Awards including Top New Artist and Top Streaming Song for his hit single "Gangnam Style."

Billboard announced the nominees for this year's awards, which will be held on May 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.




"Gangnam Style," which has reached 1.5 billion views on YouTube, catapulted Psy to international fame last year.

Psy is nominated for Top New Artist, Top Streaming Artist and Top Rap Artist. "Gangnam Style" is up for Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song and Tap Dance Song.

For Top New Artist, Psy will be competing with Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, One Direction and The Lumineers.

The Korean artist is also nominated in the Top Streaming Artist category along with Baauer, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

Psy is up against Drake, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull for the Top Rap Artist award.

"Gangnam Style," which earned a Guinness World Record as the most viewed video on YouTube, is nominated for the Top Streaming Song (Video) award. Other nominees are Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," fun. featuring Janelle Monae's "We Are Young," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz' "Thrift Shop" and Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

The hit Korean song also bagged nomination in the Top Rap Song category along with Flo Rida's "Whistle" and "Wild Ones," Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz's "Mercy" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz's "Thrift Shop."

"Gangnam Style" is also in the Top Dance Song category along with Baauer's "Harlem Shake," David Guetta featuring Sia's "Titanium," Nicki Minaj's "Starships" and Rihanna's "Where Have You Been."

The nominees were announced just as the music video for Psy's new song "Gentleman" has reached over 200 million views on YouTube on April 22, or nine days after it was uploaded last April 13.

"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," according to Billboard.com.

Some of the performers at the awards show, which will be hosted by Tracy Morgan, are Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel. 

Here's the complete list of nominees in the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Touring Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
Lady Gaga
Madonna
Roger Waters

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

Top Streaming Artist:
Baauer
Drake
Nicki Minaj
PSY
Rihanna

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

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

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull
Psy

Top Country Artist:
Carrie Underwood
Hunter Hayes
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Coldplay
fun.
Gotye
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:
Don Omar
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Top Dance Artist:
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Madonna
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist:
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
deadmau5
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Matt Redman
MercyMe
tobyMac
ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele - “21”
Mumford & Sons - “Babel”
One Direction - “Take Me Home”
One Direction - “Up All Night”
Taylor Swift - “Red”

Top Pop Album:
Adele - “21”
Justin Bieber - “Believe”
Maroon 5 - “Overexposed”
One Direction - “Take Me Home”
One Direction - “Up All Night”

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

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

Top Country Album:
Carrie Underwood - “Blown Away”
Jason Aldean - “Night Train”
Lionel Richie - “Tuskegee”
Luke Bryan - “Tailgates & Tanlines”
Taylor Swift - “Red”

Top Rock Album:
fun. - “Some Nights"
Mumford & Sons - “Babel”
Of Monsters And Men - “My Head Is An Animal”
Phillip Phillips - “The World From The Side of the Moon”
The Lumineers - “The Lumineers”

Top Latin Album:
Jenni Rivera - “Joyas Prestadas: Banda”
Jenni Rivera - “Joyas Prestadas: Pop”
Jenni Rivera - “La Misma Gran Senora”
Prince Royce - “Phase II”
Romeo Santos - “Formula: Vol. 1”

Top Dance Album:
David Guetta - “Nothing But The Beat”
deadmau5 - “Album Title Goes Here”
LMFAO - “Sorry For Party Rocking”
Madonna - “MDNA”
Skrillex - “Bangarang”

Top EDM Album:
David Guetta - “Nothing But The Beat”
deadmau5 - “Album Title Goes Here”
Skrillex - “Bangarang”
Skrillex - “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Swedish House Mafia - “Until Now”

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns - “Come To The Well”
Lecrae - “Gravity”
MercyMe - “The Hurt & The Healer”
tobyMac - “Eye On It”
Various Artists - “Wow Hits 2013”
SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song:
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
fun. - “Some Nights”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Maroon 5 - “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone”

Top Digital Song:
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - “Thrift Shop”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone”

Top Radio Song:
Bruno Mars - “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Maroon 5 - “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
Ellie Goulding - “Lights”
fun. - “Some Nights”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - “Thrift Shop”
Psy - “Gangnam Style”
Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Top Pop Song:
Bruno Mars - “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
Ellie Goulding - “Lights”
Maroon 5 - “One More Night”
Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone”

Top R&B Song:
Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj - “Girl On Fire”
Frank Ocean - “Thinking Bout You”
Miguel - “Adorn”
Rihanna - “Diamonds”
Trey Songz - “Heart Attack”

Top Rap Song:
Flo Rida - “Whistle”
Flo Rida Featuring Sia - “Wild Ones”
Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - “Mercy”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - “Thrift Shop”
Psy - “Gangnam Style”

Top Country Song:
Eric Church - “Springsteen”
Florida Georgia Line - “Cruise”
Hunter Hayes - “Wanted”
Luke Bryan - “Drunk On You”
Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Top Rock Song:
fun. - “Some Nights”
fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
Gotye Featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Phillip Phillips - “Home”
The Lumineers - “Ho Hey”

Top Latin Song:
Don Omar - “Hasta Que Salga El Sol”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha - “Dutty Love”
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata - “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Michel Telo - “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”
Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain - “Algo Me Gusta De Ti”

Top Dance Song:
Baauer - “Harlem Shake”
David Guetta Featuring Sia - “Titanium”
Nicki Minaj - “Starships”
Psy - “Gangnam Style”
Rihanna - “Where Have You Been”

Top EDM Song:
Baauer - “Harlem Shake”
Calvin Harris - “Feel So Close”
Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch - “Sweet Nothing”
David Guetta Featuring Sia - “Titanium”
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin - “Don’t You Worry Child”

Top Christian Song:
Big Daddy Weave - “Redeemed”
Building 429 - “Where I Belong”
Matt Redman - “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”
newsboys - “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)”
tobyMac - “Me Without You”

Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online:
http://www.mb.com.ph/article.php?aid=9063&sid=4&subid=26#.UYJw1LVmiSo

Email me at sangchusan(at)gmail.com

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