PSY joins global superstars Adele, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Rihanna and Maroon 5 among the nominees for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. The Korean singer-rap artist is competing in the Top New Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Streaming Song, Top Streaming Video, Top Dance Song and Top Rap Artist categories. He is nominated alongside established names Nicki Minaj and Rihanna for the Top Streaming Artist category while he competes with Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Flo-rida and Drake for Top Rap Artist.
PSY burst into the world music scene with his 2012 release “Gangnam Style.” The video went viral and reached audiences all over.
The Billboard Music Awards is held every summer, to mark the achievements of artists based on global music charts. Started in 1990, the awards has gained prestige for basing its awards on fan interactions, taking into consideration both physical and digital album sales, airplay, artists’ tours, and social media.
Tracy Morgan is set to host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Night, to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19.