Maroon 5 Nominated Twice in 2 Categories Out of 14 Nominations a BBMA's

Maroon 5 tied with Taylor Swift and other artists at the BBMA's however are nominated twice in 2 of the possible 11 categories

It might sound confusing, but no other music award show allows an artist or group to be nominated more than once under the same category... except for the Billboard Music Awards.

For the first time, pop rock band Maroon 5 are nominated twice in under 2 categories. They are nominated under 11 total categories out of the possible 14 nominations they received.

This year, the Los Angeles based pop rock group are nominated under the biggest category of the night, Top Artist Award. Other nominees include pop star Justin Bieber, X-Factor alums One Direction, country singer Taylor Swift, and pop sensation Rihanna. Some sources say that it's a rived tie between One Direction and the boys of Maroon 5 to most likely take home the award (One Directon scored 2 No. 1 albums in under a year and 2 top 40 hits). Rihanna comes in a close third, as she scored her first No. 1 album, Unapologetic, and a No. 1 Pop Songs chart hit "Diamonds." Justin Bieber comes in fourth scoring zero No. 1's in the past year however had a staggering No. 1 album Believe, which sold over 300,000 copies it's first week. And Taylor Swift scored her first No. 1 single last year with "We Are Never ever Getting Back Together" as well as a No. 1 album that sold over a whoppin' 1 million in it's first week, Red.

Maroon 5 is nominated twice for Hot 100 Song (Payphone, featuring Wiz Khalifa, and One More Night), and for Top Radio Songs (One More Night and Payphone). Other categories they're nominated for are Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Song, Top Duo/Group, Top Pop Song, Top Pop Artist, and Top Pop Album.

There is no voting for this particular award's show. It is strictly based off of streaming and sales over the past year in music.

You can watch the 2013 Billboard Music Awards live at 8:00/7:00pm CT on May 19 only on ABC.

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