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Monday 21 April 2014

Swift up for 11 Billboard awards

Taylor Swift is a finalist in 11 categories at the Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. are leading the field for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The trio are all finalists in 11 categories, Billboard has announced.

Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are up for 10, nine and eight trophies, respectively.

Taylor, Maroon 5, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber will compete for the top artist award.

Adele's 2011 album, 21, won top Billboard 200 album last year and is up for the award this year.

It will battle Taylor's Red and Mumford And Sons' Babel as well as One Direction's albums - Up All Night and Take Me Home, which were both released last year.

Performers at the star-studded ceremony will include Taylor, Justin, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Prince.

The Billboard Music Awards take place in Las Vegas on May 19.

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