By Annie Reuter
Billboard announced today (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.
According to Billboard, Lorde, Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams lead the song race and are each nominated for five title categories with their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s “Royals” and “Blurred Lines.” Both Imagine Dragons and Perry come in second with four nods each for “Radioactive” and “Roar.”