2011 Billboard Music Awards Nominees – Asian American edition

2011 Billboard Music Awards Nominees - Asian American edition
Far East Movement x Ken Jeong

Billboard has released the names of the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Far East Movement and actor Ken Jeong were on hand for the official announcement of the nominees. Asian American representation this year included Bruno Mars, Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas, and Far East Movement. Here’s the categories they were each nominated in:

Bruno Mars (11 categories):

Top new artist
Top male artist
Top Hot 100 artist
Top digital songs artist
Top radio songs artist
Top Hot 100 song : “Just the Way You Are
Top digital song : “Just the Way You Are”
Top radio song : “Just the Way You Are”
Top streaming song (audio) : “Just the Way You Are”
Top pop song : “Just the Way You Are”
Top rap song : “Nothin’ on You” with B.O.B.

Linkin Park (6 categories):

Top duo/group
Top rock artist
Top alternative artist
Top rock album : “A Thousand Suns
Top alternative album : “A Thousand Suns”
Top alternative song : “Waiting on the End

The Black Eyed Peas (4 categories):

Top duo/group
Top pop artist
Top dance artist
Top pop album : “The E.N.D.

Far East Movement (1 category):

Top rap song : “Like A G6” with Dev & the Cataracs

Ken Jeong will be hosting the awards ceremony this year. The winners will be announced at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards show airing on ABC on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 8-11 PM ET/PT. The awards show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This is the first year that ABC will broadcast the event.

To quote Ken Jeong at the press conference, “Asian taking over yo. The revolution has begun.”

2011 Billboard Music Awards Nominees


More about the Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music—finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The forty-six award categories are based on measures provided by our data partners including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.

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