Perry is a finalist for the Top Artist category, along with Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne. Perry is also up for Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, and Top Pop Artist. She’s also up for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Pop Song and Top Digital Song for “E.T.”
Other performers on the A-list bill include Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Nelly Furtado (welcome back!), Linkin Park, Cee Lo Green and the Wanted. And the winner of the silly Battle of the Bands.
And by the way, if you’re wondering, How can I vote for the Billboard Awards, the answer is that you can’t. The winners are determined by album sales, radio airplay and social media interactions over the past 12 months.
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards air from Las Vegas on May 20 on ABC at 8 pm from the MGM Grand Arena.