Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

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Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.

Adele takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including
Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. “Rolling In
The Deep,” the lead single from her blockbuster sophomore album “21,”
places the U.K. singer as a contender in seven song categories.

Meanwhile, LMFAO is a finalist in 17 award categories, although the
electro-pop duo actually scored 22 entries compared to Adele’s 20. LMFAO
and Adele will square off in the Top Hot 100 Artist category, which
also includes Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

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