It’s that time of year again. Billboard music awards season is here and today the finalists for the award show were announced. The usual’s such as Adele, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are all nominated as finalists and a few Rap/Hip Hop acts are nominated as always in the less prestigious categories. Since this is a Rap website, I’m dedicating this post more on the genre you come here to check up on.

For Best Male Artist Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber will duke it out with Bruno Mars, while Drake and Lil Wayne will face off once more for Best Album, and up for “Top New Artist” Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa will face off. Bad Meets Evil a NEW ARTIST? Ha!  Lil Wayne will represent Rap in the awards show’s “Top Artist” category against Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna.  Yep, the only man to represent Rap in the biggest category of the night is Lil Wayne who dropped the biggest disaster of the last year Tha Carter IV.  That said, I don’t care too much for the Billboard Awards, but hey, you might.  More finalists after the break.

Top Artist
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry

Top Hot 100 Song
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
LMFAO – ‘Party Rock Anthem (ft. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock)’
Maroon 5 – ‘Moves Like Jagger (ft. Christina Aguilera)’
Katy Perry – ‘E.T. (ft. Kanye West)’
Pitbull – ‘Give Me Everything (ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)’

Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele – ’21′
Michael Bublé – ‘Christmas’
Drake – ‘Take Care’
Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
Lil Wayne – ‘Tha Carter IV’

Top Duo/Group
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5
The Black Eyed Peas

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

For the full list, click here.