2012 Billboard Music Awards – full nominations list

The 2012 Billboard Award nominees list is out and leading the pack are the ever-great Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and then Lil Wayne. The awards take place tonight (20 May) in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. I’ll be up in the early hours of Monday morning watching the awards live from my couch. The show can be seen on Channel O, DStv channel 320 from 2AM. Do join me… For now, find below the full list of nominees:

Top Artist:
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

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Lady Gaga scores Billboard’s 1000th number 1

Lady Gaga celebrates again. Her new single, which btw, got Madonna’s blessing yesterday, has reached the top of Billboard’s Charts. She’s made history with Billboard: her track Born This Way becomes the 1000th number one song in Billboard’s 52 year history. Speaking to Billboard she said, “It is a tremendous honor. To be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard…I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career. I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to ‘Born This Way, [It] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers…I couldn’t be more blessed to have the fans that I have.”

The song has sold almost half a million copies, 448,000 to be exact, which is just a little more than Britney’s Hold It Against Me, which sold 411 000 when it was released a month ago. The ladies are dominating early in 2011. Let’s see what and who else will be shattering records this year. In the mean time, well done to “The Egg” Drunky Lady Gaga 🙂 See below for deets: