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  • Psy Receives 6 Bilboard Music Awards Nomination
  • [2013-04-25]
  • For the 2013 Bilboard Music Awards, Psy has been nominated for 6 different awards.

    According to the final list of nominees revealed on April 23rd at Bilboard.com, Psy is in the running towards winning the "Top New Artist" "Top Streaming Artist" "Top Rap Artist" "Top Streaming Song" "Top Rap Song" and "Top Dance Song" awards.

    For the "Top New Artist" award, Psy will be competing against Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction, Gotye and the Lumineers.

    For the "Top Streaming Artist" award also nominated are Drake, Nicky Minaj, Rihanna and Bauer.

    Nominated alongside Psy for "Top Rap Artist" honors are Drake, Flo Rida, Nicky Minaj and Pittbull.

    Also, after surpassing 1.5 billion hits on You Tube, Gangnam Style is nominated for "Top Streaming Song" "Top Rap Song" and "Top Dance Song" awards.

    Bilboard awards nominees are decided based on the previous year's album and digital single sales, radio air time and frequency, concert tours, and SNS and streaming influence through sites like Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.

    The artists or groups with the most nominations this year are Taylor Swift, Fun and Maroon 5 who each earned 11 nominations.

    Psy has been sweeping awards all over the globe including at the NRJ Music Awards, Cannes, where he won 3 awards including "International Song of the Year" "Clip of the Year" and "NRJ Music Honors Award."

    And at the 2012 MTV Music Awards held in Germany in November, he won the "Best Video Award."

    In the same month, Psy also received the 40th American Music Awards' "New Media Award."

    The Bilboard Music Awards 2013 will be held at the Las Vegas MGM Grand on May 19th.

    Psy's latest song "Gentleman" has easily passed the 200 million hit mark on You Tube since being unveiled this month. [Yonhap]

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