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Rihanna is up for Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist and Top Dance/Electronic Artist, while her Love the Way You Lie duet with Eminem, places her as a contender in six song categories.

Eminem is a finalist in 16 award categories, including Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Rap Artist, and Lady Gaga follows as a finalist in 12 categories.

Mars and Bieber are up for 11 awards each.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place in Las Vegas on 22 May (11).