The list of nominees for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards has been released, and big names such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Adele, Lil Wayne, and LMFAO are leading the charge.
Adele, who has had a great 2012 so far landed 18 nominations this year, which includes Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
Rihanna will be competing with Adele for Top Artist, and Top Female Artist, along with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, while Justin bieber, Chris Brown, Drake, and Bruno Mars all duke it out for Top Male Artist.
Other major categories feature names like, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Take That, U2 and Roger Waters competing for the Top Touring Artist award, while bands including The Black Keys, Coldplay, Foster The People, Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons will fight it out for Top Rock Artist and Top Alternative Artist.
Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood are among those scheduled to perform at the award show.