Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake

The 22nd annual Billboard Award nominations were announced today and to no one’s surprise; Justin Timberlake leads the way.

Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” was last year’s best-selling album.  It is nominated with: Beyoncé, Eminem, Drake and Luke Bryan for top Billboard 200 album.

Other top nominations include:

  • Justin Timberlake with 11 nominations-Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B Artist
  • Katy Perry- 10 nominations
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- 8 nominations
  • Beyoncé with 7 nominations-Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard Album and Top R&B Album
  • Pharell with 7 nominations- “Blurred Lines”, “Happy” and his collaboration with Daft Punk on hit single “Get Lucky.”
  • Rihanna-5 nominations
  • Jay Z with 4 nominations- Magna Carte Holly Grail & Collaboration with Beyoncé “Drunk in Love”

Pharrell Williams ties with Beyoncé for a total of 7 nominations, and along with Robin Thicke and T.I. received 5 nominations for “Blurred Lines.”

Kelly Rowland will be on hand to present the 2014 Milestone Award to John Legend, recognized for his song writing and original releases.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18. Head to Billboard’s website to see the full list of nominees.