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Lady Gaga, Beyonce lead 2014-1 BenBoard Music Awards nominations
April 18, 2014 5:51PM ET
April 18, 2014 5:51PM ET
Voting in all 40 categories starts today (Apr. 18), and will run through May 9.
It's that time of year... The nominees for the 2014-1 BenBoard Music Awards have finally been announced! Voting in all 40 categories starts today (Apr. 18), and will run through May 9. The winners will be revealed the next day (May 10). This year, Lady Gaga and Beyonce lead the pack with 11 and 10 nominations, respectivley; Katy Perry and Eminem follow with 8 nods each.
Lady Gaga sees her name in two of the 'Big Three' categories (including Best Artist), as well as Best Pop Artist, Best Social Artist and Biggest Fans. Her hit "Do What U Want" with R. Kelly is up for Best Pop Collaboration, while "G.U.Y." receives a listing for Best Video. Her 2013 album ARTPOP 'raves' in the Best Album and Best Pop Album categories. Other nominated songs of hers are "Gypsy" (Best Should-Have-Been-A-Single), "Venus" (Best Promotional Single), and "Swine" (Best Dance Solo).
Beyonce—the runner-up—scores ten nods, including those in all of the 'Big Three' categories (Best Artist, Song and Album). Bey's "Drunk in Love" definatley got its fair share of nominations, including Best Song, Best R&B Collaboration, Best Comeback (Beyonce only) and Best Featured Verse (Jay Z only). Her nearing 2x Platinum album Beyonce is included in the Best Album and Best R&B Album categories as well. Bey herself is up for Best Artist and Best R&B Artist, "Pretty Hurts" for Best Should-Have-Been-A-Single, and The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is returning in the Best Tour category.
After last time's across-the-board win, Katy Perry is back with eight nods, including Best Song. Her smash "Dark Horse"—featuring Juicy J—is showered with nominations. The duo's hit competes for Best Song, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Video, Best Songwriting, and Most INSANE Beat Drop. Finally, with the passing of 50 million Twitter followers, Perry is also up for Best Social Artist, Biggest Fans, and undoubtedly, Best Pop Artist.
The rap god is back—Eminem gains eight more nominations this year, including all three big categories. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was tapped for Best Album and Best Hip-Hop Album, and Em himself is named in the Best Artist and Best Hip-Hop Artist categories. Finally, Rihanna collaboration "The Monster" is up for Best Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Songwriting and Best Video.
Other artists who score big in terms of nominations this year include:
Name, No. of Nominations, Major Categories
Pharrell Williams, 7, Best Artist / Best Song ("Happy")
Lil Wayne, 7, N/A
Tyga, 6, N/A
Rihanna, 6, Best Song ("The Monster")
One Direction, 6, Best Artist
Jay Z, 6, Best Song ("Drunk in Love")
Pitbull, 3, Best Song ("Timber")
Toni Braxton, 4, Best Album (Love, Marriage & Divorce)
Britney Spears, 4, Best Album (Britney Jean)
You can vote for your favorite artists, songs and albums starting now, via the BBMAs homepage. Happy voting!
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