Ludacris Named Host of 2014 Billboard Awards

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Ludacris is ready to get back into the music scene. The former-Atlanta-radio-host-turned-rapper-actor has been on an extended vacation from the recording studio in favor of filling up movie theaters. However, it’s looking like he’s coming back in a major way, since he has been tapped to host the 2014 Billboard Awards.

The Billboard awards are set to air live from Las Vegas on May 18 from the MGM Grand.

Nominees are as follows:
Top artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top new artist:
Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde

Passenger

Top male artist:
Luke Bryan
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top female artist:
Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top duo/group:
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Billboard 200 artist:
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top hot 100 artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top digital songs artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top radio songs artist:
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top touring artist
Beyoncé
Bon Jovi
P!nk
Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Top social artist:

Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top streaming artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY

Top R&B artist:
Beyoncé
Pharrell Williams
Rihanna
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Top rap artist:
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pitbull

Top country artist:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top rock artist:
Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Passenger

Top Latin artist
Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top dance/electronic artist
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Lady Gaga
Zedd

Top Christian artist
Mandisa
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Luke Bryan
Ellie Goulding
OneRepublic
Carrie Underwood

Album awards

Top Billboard 200 album:
Beyoncé Beyoncé
Luke Bryan Crash My Party
Drake Nothing Was The Same
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience

Top R&B album
Beyoncé Beyoncé
R. Kelly Black Panties
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)

Top rap album:
J. Cole Born Sinner
Drake Nothing Was The Same
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Jay Z Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist

Top country album:
Garth Brooks Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Luke Bryan Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line Here’s To The Good Time
The Robertsons Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
Blake Shelton Based On A True Story

Top rock album:
Lana Del Rey Born To Die
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Lorde Pure Heroine
Mumford & Sons Babel

Top Latin album:
Marc Anthony 3.0
Alejandro Fernandez Confidencias
Jenni Rivera 1969- Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1
Prince Royce Soy El Mismo
Romeo Santos Formula: Vol. 2

Top dance/electronic album
Avicii True
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Lady Gaga ARTPOP
Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling
Zedd Clarity

Top Christian album:
Alan Jackson Precious Memories: Volume II
Skillet Rise
Third Day Miracle
Chris Tomlin Burning Lights
Various Artists WOW Hits 2014

Song awards

Top Hot 100 song:
Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball
Imagine Dragons Radioactive
Lorde Royals
Katy Perry Roar
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines

Top digital song:
Imagine Dragons Radioactive
Lorde Royals
OneRepublic Counting Stars
Katy Perry Roar
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines

Top radio song:
Avicii Wake Me Up!
Lorde Royals
Katy Perry Roar
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake Mirrors

Top streaming song (audio)
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
Imagine Dragons Radioactive
Lorde Royals
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton Can’t Hold Us
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines

Top streaming song (video)
Baauer Harlem Shake
Miley Cyrus We Can’t Stop
Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Thrift Shop
Katy Perry Roar

Top R&B song:
Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z Drunk In Love
Drake Featuring Majid Jordan Hold On, We’re Going Home
Pharrell Williams Happy
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z Suit & Tie

Top rap song:
Eminem Featuring Rihanna The Monster
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Thrift Shop
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha Timber

Top country song:
Luke Bryan Crash My Party
Luke Bryan That’s My Kind Of Night
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly Cruise
Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends Boys ‘Round Here

Top rock song:
Capital Cities, Safe And Sound
Imagine Dragons, Demons
Imagine Dragons, Radioactive
Lorde, Royals
Passenger, Let Her Go

Top Latin song
Marc Anthony, Vivir Mi Vida
Daddy Yankee, Limbo
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos, Loco
Prince Royce, Darte Un Beso
Romeo Santos,Propuesta Indecente

Top dance/electronic song:
Avicii, Wake Me Up!
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams, Get Lucky
Icona Pop Featuring Charlie XCX,I Love It
Lady Gaga, Applause
Zedd Featuring Foxes, Clarity

Top Christian song
Building 429, We Won’t Be Shaken
Mandisa, Overcomer
Sidewalk Prophets,Help Me Find It
Chris Tomlin, Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)
Matthew West Hello, My Name Is

Anyone you’re looking forward to seeing? Who is missing from the list in your opinion? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!

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