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Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean + Luke Bryan Lead 2013 Billboard Music Award Country Finalists

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The 2013 Billboard Music Award nominations have been revealed and Taylor Swift shares the lead as a finalist in 11 categories for the May 19 awards show. The ‘Red’ album-maker is up for a host of country awards, but also all-genre honors like Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (‘Red’) and the night’s big prize, Top Artist.

Jason Aldean also finds his name on multiple awards, including one that finds him facing pop superstars like Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. The ’1994′ hitmaker is a finalist in the Top Male Artist category, the only country singer aside from Swift to be recognized in an all-genre category.

However far more country stars were named. Luke Bryan scored three nominations as well, including Top Country Artist, Album and Song (‘Drunk On You’). Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes received two nominations, and Florida Georgia Line and Eric Church landed one in the Top Country Song category.

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards air on ABC at 8PM ET on May 19. This year’s show is from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Maroon 5 and fun. also scored 11 nominations.

2013 Billboard Music Award Finalists:

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

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’
Luke Bryan, ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’
Lionel Richie, ‘Tuskegee’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Drunk on You’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Florida George Line, ‘Cruise’
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

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

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

Top Female Artist
Adele
Carly Rae Jespen
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

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

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

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

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

Top Streaming Song (Video)
fun. (Feat. Janelle Monae), ‘We Are Young’
Carly Rae Jespen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Feat. Wanz), ‘Thrift Shop’
Psy, ‘Gangnam Style’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Next: See the Top 40 Country Songs of April, 2013 >>

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