One Direction, Taylor Swift, Rihanna Lead Billboard Music Awards Nominations

1D are top British act with 8 nods, whilst Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. have 11 each

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Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. have landed the most Billboard Music Awards nominations, with One Direction flying the flag for the United Kingdom.

The top three acts are all nominated 11 times, with Maroon 5 scoring two nods in the prestigious Top Hot 100 Song category - once for 'One More Night', then again for 'Payphone'.

One Direction are nominated eight times, including twice in the Billboard 200 Album category. Carly Rae Jepsen has nine and Rihanna has 10.

Nominations are decided on based on Billboard's music charts from February 27, 2012 to February 24, 2013. It encompasses download sales, radio airplay, and social media hype on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, YouTube and Spotify.

Tracy Morgan will host the prizegiving ceremony on May 19.

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song
Fun. - 'Some Nights'
Gotye ft Kimbra - 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Carly Rae Jepsen - 'Call Me Maybe'
Maroon 5 - 'One More Night'
Maroon 5 ft Wiz Khalifa - 'Payphone'

Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele - 21
Mumford and Sons - Babel
One Direction - Take Me Home
One Direction - Up All Night
Taylor Swift - Red

One Direction on the Brit Awards red carpet (WENN)

Top Duo /Group
Maroon 5
Mumford and Sons
One Direction

Top New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Lumineers
One Direction

Top Touring Artist
Lady GaGa
Bruce Springsteen
Roger Waters

Top Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Check out the full list of nominees on Billboard.

PHOTOS: Kelly Clarkson at the 2012 ceremony

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